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

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 …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The prevailing tight supply conditions and rising crude oil values triggered steeper spot price ideas, with buyers osten …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Ongoing tight supply conditions, coupled with firming crude oil and feedstock prices, placed upward pressure on base oil …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

One of the unexpected effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been a dearth in availability of most base oil grades, des …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

With a flurry of turnarounds currently underway, and a couple more slated in March, there appeared to be little relief i …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Transcending Frontiers

Never has the significance of globalization been more evident than at the current time, when …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

A tight supply and demand scenario continued to underpin current spot values in the Asian base oils market, with many bu …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

The tight supply situation continued to be at the forefront of discussions in the base oils market, but availability of …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The market tightness continued to be the predominant factor in determining price direction in Asia, with numbers edging …

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 …