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Is U.S. Base Oil Production a Global Affair?
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Is U.S. Base Oil Production a Global Affair?

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2022

Base oil production in the United States continues on the path to recovery, but the import and export scene has been sli ...

U.S. Base Oils Fall in September

U.S. Base Oils Fall in September

Lube Report Americas - November 30, 2022

The United States’ base oil production declined 16% in September, and production for the first nine months of the year ...

U.S. Base Oils Take Big Step Back in August

U.S. Base Oils Take Big Step Back in August

Lube Report Americas - November 2, 2022

Base oil production in the United States dropped to 4 million barrels in August, the U.S. Energy Information Administrat ...

Privatization of Base Oils in Brazil

Privatization of Base Oils in Brazil

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

Brazil has sold off two of its three major base oil plants. What might this mean for base oil production and overall mar ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - October 31, 2022

Posted base oil prices seemed to settle into a more typical pattern this fall, but has the market returned to normality ...

U.S. Base Oils Output Dipped in July

U.S. Base Oils Output Dipped in July

Lube Report Americas - October 5, 2022

The United States’ base oil production slipped 9% to in July, while production for the first seven months of the year ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - October 3, 2022

Base oil pricing dynamics cooled off a bit in September. Gabriela Wheeler explains which factors helped to steady the ma ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Down in June

U.S. Base Oil Production Down in June

Lube Report Americas - August 31, 2022

Base oil production in the United States declined 8% in June, compared to the same month last year, according to data re ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Crude oil and feedstock prices remain volatile, and the summer months have ushered in yet another round of base oil pric ...

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 ...

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 ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Declines

U.S. Base Oil Production Declines

Lube Report Americas - April 6, 2022

United States base oil output declined more than 10% in January, compared to the same month last year, and was down 8% f ...

Nynas Pulls Back from North America

Nynas Pulls Back from North America

Lube Report Americas - March 23, 2022

Nynas AB – one of the world’s largest naphthenic base oil producers and the only large European source – is haltin ...

U.S. Base Oils Complete Rebound

U.S. Base Oils Complete Rebound

Lube Report Americas - March 2, 2022

The United States produced 61.2 million barrels of base oil in 2021, a 10% increase from 2020 and 1% above 2019’s prod ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Falls

U.S. Base Oil Production Falls

Lube Report Americas - February 2, 2022

The United States produced 4.8 million barrels of base oil in November, 11% less than in the same month in 2020, but mat ...

As the Pendulum Swings

As the Pendulum Swings

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic led to sharp changes in base oil pricing and margins. Will the market settle into a new post-pande ...

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 ...