Conventional Base Stocks

China Forecast to Continue Group III Imports

China Forecast to Continue Group III Imports

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Chinese refiners have opened several API Group III base oil plants in recent years, but for several reasons they do not ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

European, Middle Eastern and African base oil markets are going through a period never before experienced, with product ...

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Rerefiner Delisted from AIM Exchange

Lube Report EMEA - April 6, 2021

AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s market for small and medium growth companies, today issued a notice cancelling tradin ...

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the United States base oil market during 2020. It was, as industry veteran Steph ...

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Gen III Announces Rerefinery Builder

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2021

Gen III Oil Corp. announced on Monday that it has contracted Koch Project Solutions to provide engineering, construction ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - March 30, 2021

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

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2021

European, Middle Eastern and African base oil markets were rocked by large price hikes caused mainly by a lack of availa ...

Vertex Earnings Dipped in 2020, Q4

Vertex Earnings Dipped in 2020, Q4

Lube Report Americas - March 17, 2021

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

PAO Springs Forward

PAO Springs Forward

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Polyalphaolefins are expensive, available from just a handful of producers and increasingly being replaced in automotiv ...

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Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Bright Stock Steals the ShowOver the past several years, base oil market participants have repeatedly heard the man ...

Profits Jump for Quaker Chemical

Profits Jump for Quaker Chemical

Lube Report Americas - March 3, 2021

Quaker Chemical’s net income more than tripled during the fourth quarter despite a small decrease in sales revenue, wh ...

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Pandemic, Finances Burden Hydrodec

Lube Report EMEA - February 9, 2021

United Kingdom-based transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec Group Plc continues working on a refinancing package for its pla ...

Lukoil Streams Group II in Volgograd

Lukoil Streams Group II in Volgograd

Lube Report EMEA - February 2, 2021

Lukoil last week commissioned a new API Group II base oil plant at its refinery in Volgograd, Russia. The 10 billion rub ...

Turkey Gains Group II

Turkey Gains Group II

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

Picture a refinery and you probably think of the endless industrial landscape of the Texas Gulf Coast, not the rolling ...

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Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

Transcending FrontiersNever has the significance of globalization been more evident than at the current time, when ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

2021 Will Be Marked by Pandemic and PoliticsAlmost everyone was glad to see the back of 2020, and in anticipation o ...

Gazprom Breaks Ground on Omsk Project

Gazprom Breaks Ground on Omsk Project

Lube Report EMEA - January 26, 2021

Russian oil major Gazprom Neft started construction last week on a modernization of an obsolete base oil plant at its re ...