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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lubereport BOR Americas - January 19, 2022

The onslaught of the Omicron coronavirus variant and persistent supply chain disruptions continued to cause headaches an ...

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Pemex to Boost Base Oil Output

Lube Report Americas - January 19, 2022

After years of reduced production, Mexico’s government wants state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos to raise its output of ba ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR EMEA - January 18, 2022

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


U.S. Imports & Exports of Base Oils

(in thousands of barrels)

Month Imports Exports
Oct 2021 1,168 2,925
Sep 2021 1,077 2,982
Aug 2021 2,407 3,746
Jul 2021 702 3,038
Jun 2021 1,534 3,728
May 2021 1,886 3,360
Apr 2021 1,460 2,902
Mar 2021 1,141 3,250
Feb 2021 1,039 2,601
Jan 2021 1,578 2,916
Dec 2020 1,046 3,080
Nov 2020 1,230 2,928

Source: U.S. Energy Information Admin

U.S. Refinery Base Oil Production

(in thousands of barrels)

Month Paraffinic Naphthenic
Oct 2021 4,511 721
Sep 2021 4,699 816
Aug 2021 4,579 909
Jul 2021 4,713 902
Jun 2021 4,868 800
May 2021 4,661 905
Apr 2021 4,182 803
Mar 2021 3,701 759
Feb 2021 2,830 608
Jan 2021 4,357 797
Dec 2020 4,596 700
Nov 2020 4,660 789

Source: U.S. Energy Information Admin


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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lubereport BOR Asia - January 14, 2022

Base oil prices in Asia were generally steady, with a more defined direction expected to emerge in the next few days as ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lubereport BOR Americas - January 12, 2022

Base oil demand was fairly steady, but not robust as most buyers were still trying to assess product needs for the next ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR EMEA - January 11, 2022

Base oil trading was relatively muted last week as celebrations in Russia, Greece and other Christian Orthodox countries ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lubereport BOR Asia - January 7, 2022

The base oils market started another year in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic, with uncertainties related to short- ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Ahead of 2020

U.S. Base Oil Output Ahead of 2020

Lube Report Americas - January 5, 2022

The United States produced 5.2 million barrels of base oil in October, a 4% increase from the same month in 2020 and jus ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lubereport BOR Americas - January 5, 2022

Activity was anticipated to perk up during the week following the New Year’s holiday, with industry participants getti ...

Brazil Base Oils Hit a Bump

Brazil Base Oils Hit a Bump

Lube Report Americas - January 5, 2022

Base oil production in Brazil in November was slightly lower than in the same month last year, ending a streak of three ...

Lotos Discloses Group II Capacity

Lotos Discloses Group II Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - January 4, 2022

Poland’s Lotos Group recently awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for an upgrade and expansi ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR EMEA - January 4, 2022

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

PAOs Offer Electric Performance

PAOs Offer Electric Performance

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The base stocks used to formulate lubricants for electric vehicles are vital to performance. What are the best options?

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

Despite the emergence of the Omicron variant, base oil fundamentals appeared to lean toward a more balanced state as the ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

The lubricants industry is constantly looking for sustainable replacements for traditional mineral oils. How does soybea ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lubereport BOR Asia - December 31, 2021

With only a few hours to go before the start of 2022, market activity was rather muted as many businesses close their do ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lubereport BOR Americas - December 29, 2021

Market participants’ absence from the workplace ahead of the New Year’s holiday accentuated the slower business pace ...