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

After months of extremely tight supply conditions and continuous upward price adjustments, availability of certain base …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

The base oils market remains tight, demand has not let down as it typically does in mid-summer, and feedstock prices hov …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The base oil supply and demand balance remained strained in Asia, although availability of a number of grades appeared t …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Additional naphthenic base oil price increases went into effect during the week, as Ergon and San Joaquin Refining commu …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Gabriela Wheeler is away. Her column will reappear in the July 16 edition of Lube Report Asia.

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Gabriela Wheeler is away. Her column will reappear in the July 14 edition of Lube Report Americas.

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Base Oil Report: Pricing

With base oil demand showing a strong recovery in the United States after slumping during t …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

For a few weeks, there had been expectations that base oil supply in Asia would start to lengthen as plant turnarounds w …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Cross Oil and Calumet will be increasing naphthenic base oil prices on the heels of a similar initiative recently propos …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

A more balanced supply and demand scenario appeared to be gradually developing in Asia, but a few base oil grades were s …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Motiva, Excel Paralubes, Phillips 66, Calumet, HollyFrontier, Petro-Canada, Paulsboro, SK Americas and Safety-Kleen comm …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Price trends were diverging in Asia because availability of some base oil grades remained extremely tight while others b …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Chevron, ExxonMobil and Avista Oil announced posted price increases this week, introducing the sixth round of markups si …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

There continued to be a shortage of a number of base oil grades, but supply appeared to be improving with the restart of …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Concerns about supply shortages seemed to be heightened by the unexpected outage at Ergon’s paraffinic base oil plant …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The extreme supply and demand imbalance observed in the base oil market in Asia appeared to be abating as refineries res …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Calumet, SK Americas, HollyFrontier, Petro-Canada, Paulsboro, Avista Oil and Safety-Kleen announced posted price increas …

The Dog Days of Summer May Be a Thing of the Past

The Dog Days of Summer May Be a Thing of the Past

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Up until a couple of years ago, most base oil market players in the United States started t …