Conventional Base Stocks

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Adnoc Offers Base Oil Guarantee

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. said Monday that it will now guarantee that its base stocks meet specified parameters for vis ...

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Brazil Court Orders Halt to Refineries Sale

Lube Report Americas - September 23, 2020

Brazil’s top court ordered a temporary halt this week to efforts to divest eight refineries owned by national oil comp ...

Profits Down for Indian, Thai Companies

Profits Down for Indian, Thai Companies

Lube Report Asia - September 4, 2020

India’s Tide Water Oil Co. and Balmer Lawrie & Co.’s greases and lubricants segments both reported steep decline ...

Trade Up or Be Traded In

Trade Up or Be Traded In

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

Are base oil traders headed for extinction, or will they adapt and rise again to offer value to the industry?

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Gulf Base Oil Plants Weather Laura

Lube Report Americas - September 2, 2020

The United States base oil market is still waiting for information about the reopening of the Excel Paralubes plant in W ...

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Gulf Plants Batten Down for Laura

Lube Report Americas - August 26, 2020

Refineries in eastern Texas and Louisiana are closing or scaling back operations as an intensifying Hurricane Laura barr ...

COVID-19 Hampers Vertex Results

COVID-19 Hampers Vertex Results

Lube Report Americas - August 19, 2020

Vertex Energy’s black oil segment, which includes its rerefineries business, posted steep decreases in operating incom ...

Poland Proposal Would Encourage Rerefining

Poland Proposal Would Encourage Rerefining

Lube Report EMEA - August 18, 2020

Poland’s government will introduce a waste oil management bill to encourage that used lubricants be recycled into base ...

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Hyundai Shell Base Oil

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Hyundai Shell Base Oil

Lube Report Asia - August 14, 2020

Base Oil refiners GS Caltex and Hyundai Shell Base Oil both posted increases in operating profit and drops in sales for ...

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Profits Up for Calumet, Down for Quaker

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

For the quarter ending June 30, Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP reported a net profit, while Quaker Chemical, Hol ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

Put down your hammer and coffin nails, cautions Ray Masson: Recent tightness in the market shows this old category is st ...

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Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

As lockdowns eased and demand began to pick up, base oil prices were also on the rise, reports Gabriela Wheeler.

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U.S. Base Oil Output Tumbles in May

Lube Report Americas - August 5, 2020

Base oil production in the United States regressed in May, falling to its lowest seasonally adjusted level since the sta ...

SK’s Q2 Profits, Sales Fall

SK’s Q2 Profits, Sales Fall

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

SK Lubricants posted steep decreases in operating profit and sales for the second quarter, according to an earnings repo ...

Revenues Drop for HCC

Revenues Drop for HCC

Lube Report Americas - July 29, 2020

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment – which includes oil collection activities, rerefining activities and ...

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S-Oil Earnings Jumped

Lube Report Asia - July 24, 2020

South Korean refiner S-Oil reported that its base oil business posted a strong increase in operating income and a drop i ...

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

By a slender margin, base oil traders stayed within the half-year 200,000 metric ton quota on API Group II imports into ...

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U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Nynas

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2020

Nynas AB announced May 12 that Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. sold a 35 percent stake in the company and that the United St ...