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

The end of another week caught spot buyers struggling to track down cargoes, as the United States market remains tight, …

Economic Diversification Boosts GCC Demand

Economic Diversification Boosts GCC Demand

Lubricant demand within the Gulf Cooperation Council is expected to grow at a moderate pace in the coming years, as memb …

Development Buoys Asean Outlook

Development Buoys Asean Outlook

The lubricants market in Southeast Asia – which is weighted toward products for two-wheelers and process oils – will …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Despite uncertainties clouding prospects for the base oils industry, given the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandem …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Reports of difficulties in locating spot cargoes continued to circulate as a majority of paraffinic base oil producers d …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The tone of the Asian base oil market turned slightly more cautious as many countries suffered flare-ups of coronavirus …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

The tight conditions in the United States base oil market were exacerbated this week by unplanned outages and reduced op …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Activity in the Asian base oils market was surprisingly brisk, considering that many countries were still dealing with r …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

The base oil market remains tight following unplanned production outages on the United States Gulf Coast, coupled with b …

Asian Base Oils Show Signs of Recovery

Asian Base Oils Show Signs of Recovery

While most base oil markets in Asia are on a path to recovery following the damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Activity in Asia was slightly more subdued this week, given the start of the National Day holidays in China and the Harv …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

When It Rains, It Pours

The world—and more specifically, the base oils and lubricants industry—can’t seem to g …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Excel Paralubes, Phillips 66 and Paulsboro implemented posted price increases this week, completing a round of markups t …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

There appeared to be a flurry of activity as buyers tried to secure cargoes and sellers assessed stock levels, with oper …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

A majority of paraffinic base oil producers implemented posted price increases between Sept. 7 and Sept. 21. The increas …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Just like the coronavirus pandemic has affected various countries to differing degrees, it has also impacted the various …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Several paraffinic producers, including Chevron, Calumet, HollyFrontier, Petro-Canada, Safety-Kleen, SK Americas and Ex …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report temporarily publishes Ray Masson’s column every other week. His EMEA Base Oil Price Report will appear aga …