Conventional Base Stocks

Polymer Additives Ease Bright Stock Woes for Lubricating Greases

Polymer Additives Ease Bright Stock Woes for Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Bright stock supply is tight. Fortunately, OCP and PIB can be used to replace the scarce base stock in grease applicatio ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Completes Rebound

U.S. Base Oil Production Completes Rebound

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Despite the ongoing pandemic and tough economic conditions, base oil production in the United States achieved full rebou ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has wreaked havoc on the oil and gas industry, prompting base oil producers to up prices ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - March 30, 2022

The dust has started to settle after the whirlwind of posted price adjustments observed the previous two weeks. However, ...

South Korea Base Oil Exports Stay Flat

South Korea Base Oil Exports Stay Flat

Lube Report Asia - March 25, 2022

South Korea’s base oil export volumes remained flat in February for the second consecutive month, compared to the same ...

Workers Strike at Richmond Refinery

Workers Strike at Richmond Refinery

Lube Report Americas - March 23, 2022

More than 500 members of the United Steelworkers union went on strike Monday at Chevron’s refinery in Richmond, Califo ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - March 23, 2022

Base oil producers responded to the unexpected drop in crude oil pricing last week by rescinding part of their announced ...

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 ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - March 16, 2022

More United States base oil producers announced posted price increases this week, which will be implemented in addition ...

Vertex Posts Jump in Earnings

Vertex Posts Jump in Earnings

Lube Report Americas - March 16, 2022

Vertex Energy Inc. reported large increases in gross profit and revenues for the quarter ended Dec. 31 and full year 202 ...

Brazil Base Oils Declined in January

Brazil Base Oils Declined in January

Lube Report Americas - March 9, 2022

The South American country’s output of base oil – primarily consisting of API Group I oils – declined to 44,000 me ...

Heritage-Crystal Clean Posts Sales Jump

Heritage-Crystal Clean Posts Sales Jump

Lube Report Americas - March 9, 2022

Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment – including oil collection and rerefining activities and sales of recy ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - March 9, 2022

Sky-high crude oil prices precipitated an avalanche of base oil price initiatives, both on the paraffinic and the naphth ...

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 ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - March 2, 2022

Paulsboro, Avista Oil, Safety-Kleen and SK Lubricants Americas implemented posted price increases during the week, follo ...

Calumet Posts Bigger Losses

Calumet Posts Bigger Losses

Lube Report Americas - March 2, 2022

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported a steeper net loss for the quarter ending Dec. 1 and the full year of ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

Despite tough market conditions, base oil producers have been working toward a more sustainable future, reports Gabriela ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

Group II is the workhorse grade in the lubricants industry right now, but how firm is its position in the world of heavy ...