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

Demand for spot cargoes has weakened in some countries in Asia, and there were signs that the tight supply situation had …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Chevron announced a posted price increase this week, the producer’s second initiative in a month. The company had last …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Market participants held on to hopes that the prevailing supply tightness would start to ease as requirements in some co …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Participants’ biggest concern continued to be the tight conditions affecting the market over the last several weeks. B …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Tight base oil supply and steady buying interest for the heavy grades were still the driving forces behind climbing spot …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Motiva increased its API Group III posted prices this week, completing a round of hikes that started on April 26 with Ph …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Base oil prices continued on an upward trek in Asia, but buyers have grown increasingly cautious regarding volumes and p …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Ergon, Calumet and San Joaquin Refining will be increasing naphthenic base oil prices this week, joining Cross Oil, whic …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Ready for a Change 

The first quarter of the year was certainly a challenge. Base oil producers dealt with unex …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Market activity was dynamic in most markets in Asia, but the conclusion of transactions was hampered by a lack of availa …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

A majority of base oil producers stepped out with price increase announcements this week. First out of the gate was Phil …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The shortage of a number of base oil grades, steep prices and the effects of the ongoing pandemic weighed heavily on par …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

The prevailing tight supply situation does not seem to have improved significantly, but a few base oil plants have resta …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The strained supply and demand balance kept participants on their toes and spot prices on the rise, but participants sai …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

San Joaquin Refining joined the group of naphthenic base oil producers who announced increases at the end of March. Most …

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 …