Conventional Base Stocks

ExxonMobil Continues Group II Expansion
Reactor being installed as part of ExxonMobil’s base oil expansion in Singapore. Photo courtesy of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific

ExxonMobil Continues Group II Expansion

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2022

ExxonMobil is evaluating the possibility of building capacity to make API Group III base oils, according to the head of ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - June 29, 2022

With only a few days to go before the 4th of July holiday weekend and the summer driving season in full swing, lubricant ...

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Exxon Predicts Fewer Base Oil Investments

Lube Report EMEA - June 28, 2022

An ExxonMobil official predicted Monday that the pace of openings of new base oil capacity will slow in coming years com ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - June 22, 2022

Additional posted price increases emerged this week on the back of last week’s producer-driven initiatives. All of the ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - June 15, 2022

Several fresh price initiatives were reported this week on both the paraffinic and naphthenic sides of the base oils mar ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - June 8, 2022

Two increase initiatives emerged this week: One on the paraffinic side of the base oils market, and the other on the nap ...

Safety-Kleen Rebrands Base Oils

Safety-Kleen Rebrands Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2022

Safety-Kleen has rebranded its rerefined base oils, putting them under the Kleen+ name that emphasizes their reduced car ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Crude oil and feedstock pricing has been volatile, making it difficult for base oil producers to formulate a game plan. ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Increases

U.S. Base Oil Output Increases

Lube Report Americas - June 1, 2022

Base oil production in the United States rose 15% in March, compared to the same month last year, and was 17% higher tha ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - June 1, 2022

Market activity was expected to pick up following the Memorial Day holiday on May 30, the unofficial start of the summer ...

Profits, Sales up for Vertex, Perimeter

Profits, Sales up for Vertex, Perimeter

Lube Report Americas - May 25, 2022

Vertex Energy Inc. reported large increases in gross profit and revenues for its used motor oil collection and processin ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - May 25, 2022

The speed of price increase announcements seemed to accelerate this week. While Safety-Kleen communicated a posted price ...

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Base Oils Not Affected by S-Oil Explosion

Lube Report Asia - May 20, 2022

One person died and nine were injured Thursday night in an explosion at S-Oil’s refinery in Onsan, South Korea. The in ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - May 18, 2022

Several paraffinic producers announced posted price increases, trailing a couple of suppliers who initiated markups in t ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - May 11, 2022

Chevron announced a posted price increase this week, a week after Excel Paralubes had communicated a similar initiative, ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - May 4, 2022

Excel Paralubes communicated a posted price increase this week, hot on the heels of a previous round of price adjustment ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

Gabriela Wheeler explains some of the most prevalent factors contributing to the current—and confusing—base oil pric ...