Gabriela Wheeler

gabriela@lubesngreases.com

Editor, Base Oils - Gabriela Wheeler joined Lubes'n'Greases Publishing as base oils editor in 2013. She was previously senior editor at ICIS, where she was responsible for weekly price analysis and news about diverse markets, from base oils to polyolefins, fertilizers and sulphuric acid. Gabriela graduated with an M.A. in English and Linguistics from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, and currently resides with her family in Tokyo, Japan, having also lived and worked in the United States, Argentina, Poland, the Dominican Republic and Denmark.

Recent Articles

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

November Cooldown

The naphthenic base oil segment in the United States was where most of the upward price action too …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Base oil demand has softened in Asia due to seasonal patterns, upcoming religious festivals, and the traditional efforts …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Cross Oil announced a price increase for naphthenic base oils this week, while on the paraffinic side, suppliers were mo …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Base oil prices were mixed in Asia this week, as some grades moved up, some stayed unchanged and others lost ground beca …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Chevron communicated a posted price increase, breaking a seemingly long hiatus without any paraffinic base oil price adj …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Logistical issues, port congestion and energy supply shortages continued to affect the supply chain in Asia, forcing som …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Market fundamentals were largely stable, although spot prices for the light viscosities continued to be exposed to downw …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

More moderate base oil demand, coupled with increased output, continued to exert downward pressure on spot pricing in As …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

With logistics gradually recovering after the recent hurricanes on the United States Gulf Coast, buyers and sellers turn …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

In the Eye of the Storm

One of the unrelenting concerns for base oil market participants over the past several month …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

While the number of COVID-19 cases has started to fall in many countries, leading to a relaxation of pandemic-related re …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Ergon announced a naphthenic base oils price increase this week, joining other producers who have lifted values on the b …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Many countries in Asia have started to relax pandemic-related restrictions and have given up their zero-COVID policies a …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

San Joaquin Refining communicated a price increase for its naphthenic base oils on the heels of similar initiatives by C …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Improved supply levels and more prudent buying trends continued to exert downward pressure on Asian spot prices, althoug …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Cross Oil and Calumet announced price increases for their naphthenic oils this week. Base oil and lubricant market parti …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

A more cautious buyers’ attitude and higher availability levels have resulted in softer market conditions in Asia, wit …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Many households and businesses were still recovering from the impact of Hurricane Ida, which battered large swaths of th …