Ray Masson

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Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created significant supply obstacles for the base oil industry in Europe and beyond, …

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Ray Masson examines how one European base oil supplier has managed to mitigate supply chain issues.

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Ray Masson tells the tale of how modern base oils came to be.

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

From Little Acorns to Great Oaks  

Some lubricant companies around the globe have managed to grow in recent yea …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report temporarily publishes Ray Masson’s column every other week. His EMEA Base Oil Price Report will appear aga …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Base oil demand has begun to wane throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, reflecting seasonal factors affecting t …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report temporarily publishes Ray Masson’s column every other week. His EMEA Base Oil Price Report will appear aga …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

European, Middle Eastern and African base oil markets are steady with only marginal erosion to prices across the various …

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

A Time of Transition  

The past 18 months have not been particularly wonderful for the active industries involv …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report temporarily publishes Ray Masson’s column every other week. His EMEA Base Oil Price Report will appear aga …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Base oil markets throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa are mostly showing weakening demand across all types of p …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report temporarily publishes Ray Masson’s column every other week. His EMEA Base Oil Price Report will appear aga …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Expectations for a surge in demand after the holiday period in August appear to have been misjudged, based on trading du …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report temporarily publishes Ray Masson’s column every other week. His EMEA Base Oil Price Report will appear aga …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Fundamentals in European, Middle Eastern and African base oil markets are vastly different from those in Asia-Pacific an …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report temporarily publishes Ray Masson’s column every other week. His EMEA Base Oil Price Report will appear aga …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

The base oil scene is taking on the role of a balancing act on global basis. A number of arbitrage opportunities opening …

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report temporarily publishes Ray Masson’s column every other week. His EMEA Base Oil Price Report will appear aga …