Conventional Base Stocks

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 ...

Iranian Exports Redirect to Iraq

Iranian Exports Redirect to Iraq

Lube Report EMEA - November 12, 2019

Iraq has emerged as Irans main export market for base oils as the weight of United States sanctions shut down the Islami ...

Chile Enacts Recycling Regulation

Chile Enacts Recycling Regulation

Lube Report Americas - November 6, 2019

Chile enacted a law last week that aims to recycle used lubricants by giving producers and end-users responsibilities to ...

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Safety-Kleen Revenue Up, HollyFrontier Results Mixed

Lube Report Americas - November 6, 2019

Clean Harbors Safety-Kleen segment posted an uptick in revenue and waste oil collection, while HollyFrontiers lubricants ...

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Results Down for HCC, WD-40

Lube Report Americas - October 23, 2019

Heritage-Crystal Cleans oil business segment reported a small decline in revenues for its third quarter, and WD-40 poste ...

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Base Oil Margins Squeezed by Glut

Lube Report Americas - October 16, 2019

Global finished lubricant demand isn't keeping up with expanding base oil supply, threatening the cash margins of minera ...

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Group I Pressure Forecast to Continue

Lube Report Americas - October 2, 2019

The loss of market share that API Group I base oils have experienced for many years will likely continue and accelerate, ...

Group I Still Valuable in Shifting Market

Group I Still Valuable in Shifting Market

Lube Report Americas - September 18, 2019

API Group II base oil has overtaken Group I in terms of global production capacity and will likely continue to distance ...

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White Oil Plant Planned in China

Lube Report Asia - September 6, 2019

Weifang Hongrun Petrochemical Technology Co. awarded a contract to Chevron Lummus Global for license and design of a 500 ...

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Hydrodec Unveils Sale Details for Australian Assets

Lube Report Asia - August 16, 2019

United Kingdom-based Hydrodec Group this week unveiled details of the sale of its Australian hydrotreater - to its bigge ...

Vertex-Tensile JV Boosts Rerefining Plans

Vertex-Tensile JV Boosts Rerefining Plans

Lube Report Americas - August 14, 2019

Tensile Capital Management LLC formed a joint venture with Vertex Energy Inc., agreeing to inject capital that will acce ...

Asian Markets Shifting to Group II, III

Asian Markets Shifting to Group II, III

Lube Report Asia - August 2, 2019

The Asia-Pacific region is shifting rapidly toward increased use of highly refined base stocks as lubricant marketers ta ...

Brazil Selling Refineries with Base Oils

Brazil Selling Refineries with Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - July 31, 2019

Arguing that privatization will lead to cheaper energy products, the administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonar ...

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Earnings Drop at Milacron, HCC

Lube Report Americas - July 31, 2019

Milacron reported a dip in operating earnings and sales for its Fluid Technologies segment in the second quarter, and He ...

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Rerefining Subsidies Hiked in Spain

Lube Report EMEA - July 30, 2019

The non-profit organization that manages the recycling of used lubricants in Spain raised its subsidy for oil collection ...

Base Oil Capacity Overhang to Shape Market

Base Oil Capacity Overhang to Shape Market

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2019

Its not an industry secret that the discrepancy between base oil production capacity and finished lubricants demand is g ...

Chevron to Make Group III for Neste

Chevron to Make Group III for Neste

Lube Report Americas - June 26, 2019

Chevron announced it has agreed for its Richmond, California, base oil plant to begin making API Group III oils that Fin ...

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First Quarter Mixed for U.S. Companies

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2019

Valvoline reported a slight loss in operating income and lubricants sales volume, HollyFrontiers lubricants and specialt ...