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

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 …

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

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

Up until a couple of years ago, most base oil market players in th …

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 …