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

Contrary to recent signs indicating that base oils prices were softening in Asia, and particularly in China, spot ideas …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The dust appears to have settled following the latest round of ex-tank Singapore term price increases initiated by a maj …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Despite an almost imperceptible slowdown in demand brought on by the arrival of the summer season, buyers said that supp …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Tight market conditions and thin margins have triggered price increases for term shipments in Southeast Asia, with a key …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

An announcement by Phillips 66 calling for a decrease of two API Group II postings, effective today, June 5, delivered a …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia market participants were somewhat surprised to learn that a key Singapore-based refiner would be lifting ex-tank Si …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

While no major factors were swaying prices in the U.S. base oils market, new API Group II capacity coming on stream in t …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

The main topic of discussion in Asia was the possibility that the base oils market would become oversupplied in coming w …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Conditions in the U.S. base oils market were largely unchanged from a week ago, with no posted price initiatives noted. …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Base oil suppliers in Asia are striving to achieve moderate price increases for May shipments given a slight tightening …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

The U.S. base oils market proceeded at a steady pace this week, with fundamentals characterized as largely stable. Flint …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Flint Hills Resources decreased four API Group II postings by 10 cents per gallon effective today, May 8. Otherwise, a f …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

An avalanche of paraffinic base oil price adjustments ensued after Motivas decrease initiative a week ago, which was tra …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Calumet advised that prices for its naphthenic base oils would be lowered on Sept. 3, only days after Ergon adjusted its …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Contrasting currents swayed the U.S. base oil market this week, as Motiva lowered its posted prices, while Phillips 66 s …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia base oil suppliers have been keeping an anxious eye on the supply/demand balance in the region, as increased availa …

On Track: Hyundai-Shell’s Group II Plant

On Track: Hyundai-Shell’s Group II Plant

A new player is scheduled this year to join the ranks of South Korean base oil suppliers. An API Group II plant under co …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Some U.S. base oil suppliers are quietly granting discounts to buyers, while others are maintaining their price indicati …