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

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Last week’s posted price increases by a paraffinic and a naphthenic base oil producer triggered an avalanche of price …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Dark clouds appeared on the base oil horizon as new coronavirus-related lockdowns and travel bans were reimposed in seve …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

The United States base oil market was jolted out of its fairly placid state by price increase announcements this week. A …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asian buyers and sellers tried to assess conditions and finalize plans for the next few months but were waiting for clea …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Base oil market participants marched into 2021 with an optimistic view that the rollout of coronavirus vaccines and even …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The Asia base oils market left behind a tumultuous year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and entered 2021 with part …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Turning over a New Leaf

In Japan, people travel long distances to enjoy the quiet contemplation of the colorful fall …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

As the turbulent year 2020 comes to an end, base oil industry participants reassessed conditions and started to plan for …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

In contrast with oversupply conditions that the base oils market typically experiences at the end of the year, and despi …

More Imports Forecast for Brazil

More Imports Forecast for Brazil

Brazil has its own cadre of base oil refineries, but the country is still highly dependent on imports, especially of hig …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

The start of coronavirus vaccination campaigns and prospects of a return to travel and other activities in 2021 offered …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The Asian base oil market remained surprisingly active, with tight supplies and healthy demand leading to swelling spot …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Petro-Canada, SK Americas and Safety-Kleen rounded off the list of companies that announced posted price increases this …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Strained supply levels against robust demand – together with rising crude oil and feedstock costs – have catapulted …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Additional posted price increase announcements trickled into the market this week, with Chevron, Motiva, HollyFrontier, …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Activity in Asia remained unseasonably lively, and pricing was firm, despite the fact that buying appetite tends to lang …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

With crude oil prices rising to eight-month highs over the week, base oil supply remaining very tight and a number of pr …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Farewell, 2020!

Who wants to hold onto 2020? Most people will probably be happy when it is finally over. Aside from …