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

Base oil pricing dynamics cooled off a bit in September. Gabriela Wheeler explains which factors helped to steady the ma …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base oil pricing dynamics have been hot all year long, but things may finally be cooling down.

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Crude oil and feedstock prices remain volatile, and the summer months have ushered in yet another round of base oil pric …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

With the war in Ukraine still raging on and feedstock prices soaring, this summer is shaping up to be a wild ride for th …

One Charger for All, and All for One

One Charger for All, and All for One

One of my longtime dreams has come true. I can bid adieu to the chaos of wires and chargers that fill a whole drawer in …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Crude oil and feedstock pricing has been volatile, making it difficult for base oil producers to formulate a game plan. …

Invasion of Ukraine Threatens Europe’s Climate Goals

Invasion of Ukraine Threatens Europe’s Climate Goals

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, that started on February 24, is not only unleashing devastation and misery on the Ukra …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Gabriela Wheeler explains some of the most prevalent factors contributing to the current—and confusing—base oil pric …

Battery Recycling Poses a Sustainability Challenge

Battery Recycling Poses a Sustainability Challenge

The world is charging down the road to vehicle electrification, but recycling electric vehicle batteries is one of the b …

Is All Recycling “Good for the Environment”?

Is All Recycling “Good for the Environment”?

In Japan, recycling is an amateur sport, or, at the very least, a national pastime. People spend lots of time preparing …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has wreaked havoc on the oil and gas industry, prompting base oil producers to up prices …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Despite tough market conditions, base oil producers have been working toward a more sustainable future, reports Gabriela …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Whether 2022 brings the base oil market hardship, prosperity or a combination of the two remains a mystery, but the indu …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Despite the emergence of the Omicron variant, base oil fundamentals appeared to lean toward a more balanced state as the …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

The Winds of Change

After several months of fairly tumultuous and heated market conditions—with monthly posted pri …

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 …