Conventional Base Stocks

China Moves to the Top of the Heap

China Moves to the Top of the Heap

Lube Report Asia - February 25, 2022

A new nation is king of the hill in terms of base oil capacity, after China surpassed the United States in 2021 followin ...

China Moves to the Top of the Heap

China Moves to the Top of the Heap

Lube Report Americas - February 23, 2022

A new nation is king of the hill in terms of base oil capacity, after China surpassed the United States in 2021 followin ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - February 23, 2022

ExxonMobil, Calumet, Excel Paralubes, HollyFrontier and Petro-Canada have joined Motiva and Chevron in communicating pos ...

China Moves to the Top of the Heap

China Moves to the Top of the Heap

Lube Report EMEA - February 22, 2022

A new nation is king of the hill in terms of base oil capacity, after China surpassed the United States in 2021 followin ...

Rerefiners Rebounding from Pandemic

Rerefiners Rebounding from Pandemic

Lube Report Asia - February 18, 2022

Rerefiners of used lubricants suffered some of the same problems that have impacted producers of virgin base oils during ...

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China Base Oil Imports Fall Again

Lube Report Asia - February 18, 2022

Base oil imports to China fell 15% in 2021, according to recently released government data, continuing a decrease in bus ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - February 16, 2022

Two paraffinic base oil producers nominated posted price increases with effective dates this week, while naphthenic mark ...

Rerefiners Rebounding from Pandemic

Rerefiners Rebounding from Pandemic

Lube Report Americas - February 16, 2022

Rerefiners of used lubricants suffered some of the same problems that have impacted producers of virgin base oils during ...

Rerefiners Rebounding from Pandemic

Rerefiners Rebounding from Pandemic

Lube Report EMEA - February 15, 2022

Rerefiners of used lubricants suffered some of the same problems that have impacted producers of virgin base oils during ...

Sapref to Pause Operations in March

Sapref to Pause Operations in March

Lube Report EMEA - February 15, 2022

The South African base oil market will become completely import-dependent from March when Sapref – the joint venture b ...

Shell Mulls Group II in Singapore

Shell Mulls Group II in Singapore

Lube Report Asia - February 11, 2022

British energy giant Shell is considering building an API Group II base oil unit at its refinery on Singapore’s Pulau ...

Base Oils: Will the Pendulum Swing Back?

Base Oils: Will the Pendulum Swing Back?

Lube Report Asia - February 11, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a long, large, global run-up in base oil prices, as well as profit margins, with the lat ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - February 9, 2022

Naphthenic base oil price increases will be going into effect this week, after several producers nominated 25 cents-per- ...

Base Oils: Will the Pendulum Swing Back?

Base Oils: Will the Pendulum Swing Back?

Lube Report Americas - February 9, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a long, large, global run-up in base oil prices, as well as profit margins, with the lat ...

Base Oils: Will Pendulum Swing Back?

Base Oils: Will Pendulum Swing Back?

Lube Report EMEA - February 8, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a long, large, global run-up in base oil prices, as well as profit margins, with the lat ...

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 ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - February 2, 2022

Several naphthenic base oil producers have communicated price increases, driven by rising crude oil and feedstock prices ...

Base Oil Rerefiners Rebounding from Pandemic

Base Oil Rerefiners Rebounding from Pandemic

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

The pandemic wreaked havoc on the base oil market, but rerefiners may have emerged stronger than ever.