U.S. Base Oil Price Report
A majority of base oil suppliers reported steady business and balanced-to-tight conditions, although there were some variations, depending on the grade and whether the seller was more focused on domestic or export sales.–by Gabriela Wheeler
EMEA Base Oil Price Report
Base oil markets throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa are finding their feet again after a season of poor demand coupled with copious availabilities of all types of base oil. Business is slowing in areas that celebrate Ramadan, and with the summer vacation season kicking off in June, the market may not return to normal until September.–by Ray Masson
SSY Base Oil Shipping Report
The impact of the increasingly bitter trade feud between the United States and China is making itself felt across all shipping routes from the U.S. Gulf, resulting in reduced activity. Asian markets were quieter last week, whereas Europe stayed roughly the same.–by Adrian Brown
Asia Base Oil Price Report
A cloud of uncertainty seems to hang over the Asian base oils market, resulting in muted trade and largely unchanged price levels.–by Gabriela Wheeler
Gerard Mulqueen is head of Songwon's fuels & lubes business.
Kate Slyman is Pilot Chemical's Northeast regional sales manager.
Jon Giberson is president and COO of ARG.