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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - September 25, 2020

There appeared to be a flurry of activity as buyers tried to secure cargoes and sellers assessed stock levels, with oper ...

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Brazil Court Orders Halt to Refineries Sale

Lube Report Americas - September 22, 2020

Brazil’s top court ordered a temporary halt this week to efforts to divest eight refineries owned by national oil comp ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

Just like the coronavirus pandemic has affected various countries to differing degrees, it has also impacted the various ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - September 11, 2020

Availability of a number of base oil grades continued to tighten, as weather-related output and transportation disruptio ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - September 4, 2020

Supply and demand seem to have a tendency to achieve balance, and even in markets that appear long, unexpected events mi ...

Profits Down for Indian, Thai Companies

Profits Down for Indian, Thai Companies

Lube Report Asia - September 4, 2020

India’s Tide Water Oil Co. and Balmer Lawrie & Co.’s greases and lubricants segments both reported steep decline ...

Trade Up or Be Traded In

Trade Up or Be Traded In

LNG Magazine - September 2, 2020

Are base oil traders headed for extinction, or will they adapt and rise again to offer value to the industry?

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Gulf Base Oil Plants Weather Laura

Lube Report Americas - September 2, 2020

The United States base oil market is still waiting for information about the reopening of the Excel Paralubes plant in W ...

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Base Oil Report: Pricing

LNG Magazine - September 2, 2020

Even increases in base stock prices couldn’t break through the gloom of coronavirus this season, says Gabriela Wheeler ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

LNG Magazine - September 2, 2020

While global lubricant demand drags, says Caitlin Jacobs, the odds are still looking good for renewable and biodegradabl ...

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

Tailoring Lubes for Electric Mobility

PEV - September 1, 2020

There are a number of potential avenues of development and challenges for electric vehicle lubricant formulators, but wh ...

Rubis Acquires Tepsa

Rubis Acquires Tepsa

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2020

Rubis Terminal recently acquired Tepsa, a Spanish company that provides storage for bulk base oil, lubricants and other ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - August 28, 2020

Global base oil supply tightened in recent weeks due to trimmed operating rates at a large number of plants, combined wi ...

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Gulf Plants Batten Down for Laura

Lube Report Americas - August 26, 2020

Refineries in eastern Texas and Louisiana are closing or scaling back operations as an intensifying Hurricane Laura barr ...

Russian Firm Expands Fatty Acids Plant

Russian Firm Expands Fatty Acids Plant

Lube Report EMEA - August 23, 2020

Russian specialty chemical producer Vyazemsky Plant for Synthetic Products expanded its capacity to manufacture fatty ac ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - August 21, 2020

A combination of reduced operating rates at most base oil plants, recent and imminent turnarounds, and steady demand res ...

COVID-19 Hampers Vertex Results

COVID-19 Hampers Vertex Results

Lube Report Americas - August 19, 2020

Vertex Energy’s black oil segment, which includes its rerefineries business, posted steep decreases in operating incom ...