Conventional Base Stocks

Clean Harbors Hikes Used Oil Pricing

Clean Harbors Hikes Used Oil Pricing

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Clean Harbors announced on Monday that its Safety-Kleen subsidiary and all of its waste oil collection businesses will r ...

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Q4 Kind to Clean Harbors, HCC, Quaker

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Quaker Chemical reported an increase in fourth quarter net income, but a decline for 2019. Its net sales were higher for ...

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Calumet Posts Q4, 2019 Net Losses

Lube Report Americas - March 4, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. posted a $38.6 million net loss for the quarter ending Dec. 31, down from an $1 ...

U.S. Group II Exports Forecast to Shift

U.S. Group II Exports Forecast to Shift

Lube Report Americas - February 26, 2020

API Group II exports from the United States will shift from Europe to South America and Africa over the next five years ...

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Tough 2019 for Rerefiner Hydrodec

Lube Report EMEA - February 18, 2020

United Kingdom-based transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec Group posted a full-year loss for 2019 and said its revenues dec ...

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Petrobras May Add Group II Production

Lube Report Americas - January 22, 2020

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras is seeking to add API Group II base oil production in the country through new ...

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Middle East Rerefining Ripe for Growth

Lube Report EMEA - January 21, 2020

The Middle East may be finally kicking its monograde engine oil dependence, but dealing with the disposal of low-grade u ...

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Panelists Encourage ILSAC-ATIEL Cooperation

Lube Report Americas - January 1, 2020

The world's two leading engine oil specification groups have developed a closer working relationship in recent years, wh ...

Isla Refinery Agrees to Deal with Klesch

Isla Refinery Agrees to Deal with Klesch

Lube Report Americas - January 1, 2020

Refineria di Korsou - the Curacao government entity that owns the Isla Refinery - announced an agreement last week for i ...

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Consultant: Hybrids Will Need Group III+

Lube Report Americas - January 1, 2020

The trend toward electrified vehicles will mean an increase in demand for API Group III+ base stocks because they will b ...

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Rerefining Rate up in Spain

Lube Report EMEA - December 31, 2019

Seventy-two percent of waste oil generated in Spain in 2018 was refined into base stocks, according to a recent annual p ...

Africa Lags in Rerefining

Africa Lags in Rerefining

Lube Report EMEA - December 24, 2019

Africa recycles less of its used lubricants into base oils than other regions, and several obstacles stand in the way of ...

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In Search of Base Oils’ Shangri-La

Lubes'n'Greases - December 21, 2019

Base oil producers dream of a utopian market in which they can sell all the product they can make at high margins. Which ...

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Base Oil Quota Pressures European Market

Lube Report EMEA - December 10, 2019

Following the European Commissions adoption last month of a quota on duty-free API Group II base oil imports, industry s ...

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Chinese Aim for White Oil Market Share

Lube Report Asia - November 29, 2019

The United States-China trade war presents an opportunity for Chinese white oil suppliers to grab market share in their ...

IMO 2020 Approaches

IMO 2020 Approaches

Lube Report Americas - November 27, 2019

With the IMO 2020 regulation on marine fuels scheduled to take effect in just over a month, vessel operators and ports a ...

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Rerefinery Planned in Turkey

Lube Report EMEA - November 26, 2019

Turkish waste oil collector Tayras announced that it is building an API Group II rerefinery with enough capacity to proc ...

Base Oils from Plastic

Base Oils from Plastic

Lube Report Americas - November 13, 2019

A group of American researchers claimed last month to have developed a catalyst that effectively recycles plastic grocer ...