Naphthenic

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 ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Remains High

U.S. Base Oil Output Remains High

Lube Report Americas - December 1, 2021

The United States produced 5.5 million barrels of base oil in September, topping the same month in 2020 by 23% and nearl ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

The Winds of Change After several months of fairly tumultuous and heated market conditions—with monthly posted pric ...

Additive

Slicker Buys Hydrodec Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - November 24, 2021

Transformer oil recycler Hydrodec and its Ohio rerefinery were acquired by United Kingdom-based Slicker Recycling Ltd., ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - November 1, 2021

November Cooldown The naphthenic base oil segment in the United States was where most of the upward price action took ...

Rekindling the Flame

Rekindling the Flame

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

U.S. Base Oil Production Continues on the Path to Recovery The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on United States base ...

U.S. Firm Takes Biggest Nynas Stake

U.S. Firm Takes Biggest Nynas Stake

Lube Report EMEA - July 27, 2021

A United States investment firm is the largest shareholder of Stockholm-based Nynas AB after acquiring a 49.9% stake in ...

Base Oils Output Rebounded in March

Base Oils Output Rebounded in March

Lube Report Americas - June 23, 2021

Base oil production in the United States rebounded in March but remained 9% lower than the average output for that month ...

Petrobras Extends Lubnor Sale Deadline

Petrobras Extends Lubnor Sale Deadline

Lube Report Americas - May 12, 2021

Petrobras on Tuesday extended until the end of July the negotiations completion deadline for the sale of a refinery with ...

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 Stephe ...