Conventional Base Stocks

Naftan Aims for More Group III
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Naftan Aims for More Group III

Lube Report EMEA - January 19, 2021

Naftan wants to upgrade base oil production at its refinery in Novopolotsk, Belarus, by increasing output of API Group I ...

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A year after its initial implementation, the European Union has extended for six more months its duty and 200,000 metric ...

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Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

Turning over a New Leaf In Japan, people travel long distances to enjoy the quiet contemplation of the colorful fall ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

Exports’ Wild Ride Like most aspects of life and business in 2020, United States base oil exports took some unexpe ...

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End of Nynas Restructuring Delayed One Month

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

Nynas AB announced yesterday that its reorganization is formally expected to be completed in January after resolving an ...

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Small Rerefinery Opens in Russia’s Far East

Lube Report EMEA - December 22, 2020

A small API Group I base oil rerefinery opened last week in Amur Oblast in the Russian Far East, the region’s governme ...

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Shell to Close Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - December 18, 2020

As part of an initiative to decarbonize its refining operations in Singapore, Royal Dutch Shell plans to permanently clo ...

Base Oil Prices Rode Rollercoaster in 2020

Base Oil Prices Rode Rollercoaster in 2020

Lube Report Americas - December 9, 2020

Base oil supply in the United States has been down throughout most of 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but prices h ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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 ...