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Petrobras Proceeds with Sales, Group II Project

Lube Report Americas - December 2, 2020

After delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Petrobras is moving forward again with plans to divest several oil refi ...

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Thai Oil

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Thai Oil

Lube Report Asia - November 27, 2020

South Korean base oil refiner GS Caltex and Thai Oil’s base oil business both posted large increases in net profit for ...

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South Korean Base Oil Exports Steady

Lube Report Asia - November 13, 2020

South Korea’s volume of base oil exports for September were barely higher than the same month of 2019 and slightly les ...


U.S. Imports & Exports of Base Oils

(in thousands of barrels)

Month Imports Exports
Aug 2020 790 3,450
Jul 2020 747 3,147
Jun 2020 327 2,657
May 2020 1,068 1,885
Apr 2020 1,024 1,916
Mar 2020 1,435 3,844
Feb 2020 920 2,853
Jan 2020 1,984 2,817
Dec 2019 1,476 2,932
Nov 2019 645 2,900
Oct 2019 2,318 2,691
Sep 2019 763 2,795

Source: U.S. Energy Information Admin

U.S. Refinery Base Oil Production

(in thousands of barrels)

Month Paraffinic Naphthenic
Aug 2020 3,877 716
Jul 2020 4,183 687
Jun 2020 3,670 613
May 2020 3,372 721
Apr 2020 3,906 580
Mar 2020 3,906 472
Feb 2020 2,929 759
Jan 2020 4,225 753
Dec 2019 4,552 830
Nov 2019 3,975 819
Oct 2019 4,341 956
Sep 2019 4,616 911

Source: U.S. Energy Information Admin


Nynas Emerging from Reorganization

Nynas Emerging from Reorganization

Lube Report EMEA - December 1, 2020

After final approval by a Swedish judge, Nynas AB is scheduled next month to officially exit from court-protected reorga ...

Taneco Prepares to Add 6 CentiStoke Oil

Taneco Prepares to Add 6 CentiStoke Oil

Lube Report EMEA - December 1, 2020

Russian oil major Tatneft’s Taneco refinery overhauled several units as part of a project aimed at enabling it to mak ...

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Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

Farewell, 2020! Who wants to hold onto 2020? Most people will probably be happy when it is finally over. Aside from ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

The State of Base Oils at the End of 2020 Whilst it would be remiss to not mention the devastating effects of the on ...

Automotive

Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

The Readers Have Spoken  My wife and I were watching beach volleyball in Laguna Beach, California, on January 1 ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - November 27, 2020

Like many other aspects of 2020 that have been rather atypical, demand in the Asian base oils market remained robust in ...

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Brazil Base Oil Output Recovering

Lube Report Americas - November 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has battered domestic base oil production in Brazil, but the large amount base oils that the count ...

Vertex Reports Financial Improvement

Vertex Reports Financial Improvement

Lube Report Americas - November 25, 2020

Vertex Energy’s black oil segment, which includes its rerefineries and used oil collection business, reported a smalle ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - November 20, 2020

Pockets of brisk activity occurred in most countries in Asia, while others started to feel the typical slowdown of the w ...

Ukraine Tightens Tracking of Lubes, Base Oils

Ukraine Tightens Tracking of Lubes, Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - November 17, 2020

Ukraine has added a layer to its border control of base oil and lubricant imports in an effort to curb the illegal mixin ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - November 13, 2020

Pockets of brisk activity occurred in most countries in Asia, while others started to feel the typical slowdown of the w ...

Profits Down for Calumet, Up for Quaker

Profits Down for Calumet, Up for Quaker

Lube Report Americas - November 11, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a worse loss for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to the same period ...

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Lube Report EMEA - November 10, 2020

Gazprom Neft is continuing with a project to add API Group II and III capacity to it refinery in Omsk, Russia, but the s ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - November 6, 2020

Base oil trading continued at a steady clip in Asia, despite concerns about the potential effects on crude oil and refin ...