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

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

If U.S. base oil suppliers were to pick two words to describe the current supply/demand situation, a majority would li …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

South Korean base oil producer S-Oil announced that it plans to increase Ultra-S base oil capacity by another 3,000 barr …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

The U.S. base oil market awakened after the 4th of July holiday to find that little had changed during the week, with st …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

ExxonMobils announcement of its plans to expand API Group II capacity in Singapore caught many by surprise at the ICIS A …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

News about the upcoming start-up at Chevrons Pascagoula, Miss., unit and a planned expansion at ExxonMobils API Group II …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

While supply of a number of base oils grades remains tight in Asia, additional supply coming on stream in the next few w …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

The U.S. base oils market was eerily quiet this week, with prices assessed as stable and suppliers seeing little reason …

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 …

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Concerns over a slowdown in base oil demand in the U.S.appeared to have been dispelled – at least for the time being – b …

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 …