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

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Spot prices in Asia continued to be exposed to upward pressure, but the speed and size of the increases seemed to have b …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Ergon announced an increase for its naphthenic base oils, following similar initiatives recently implemented by Cross Oi …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

There was still no evidence that the tight base oil supply situation was starting to ease, and this, together with firmi …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Be Careful What You Wish For

A little over year ago, when an unknown virus plunged the world into a pandemic, base o …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

A majority of base oil suppliers implemented posted price increases over the past couple of weeks, with Motiva and Safet …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The strained spot supply conditions in Asia were not expected to improve significantly any time soon, as several plants …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Additional paraffinic base oil producers communicated posted price increases this week, following ExxonMobil’s move a …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The main concern for Asian base oil consumers this week was the lack of availability of most grades, with unplanned and …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

News that ExxonMobil had communicated posted price increases hit the market this week, with participants indicating that …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Base oil buyers in Asia faced the arduous challenge of locating supplies to cover immediate requirements, as the market …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

The base oils market remains extremely tight, even as refineries resume operations following unplanned shutdowns caused …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Unlike a year ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic had just started to affect business activities, leading to a slump in fuel …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Bright Stock Steals the Show

Over the past several years, base oil market participants have repeatedly heard the man …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

A number of additional price hikes surfaced during the week, completing the round of markups that started in mid-Februar …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The ongoing tight supply scenario has been aggravated by production outages and force majeure declarations in the United …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Two United States base oil producers declared force majeure, following unplanned shutdowns due to extreme winter weather …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The base oil market was gripped by fresh concerns about the global supply tightness, possibly exacerbated this week by w …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Paraffinic and naphthenic base oil producers communicated price increases over the last several days, initiating a secon …