Conventional Base Stocks

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.

As the Pendulum Swings

As the Pendulum Swings

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic led to sharp changes in base oil pricing and margins. Will the market settle into a new post-pande ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

Whether 2022 brings the base oil market hardship, prosperity or a combination of the two remains a mystery, but the indu ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

Ray Masson tells the tale of how modern base oils came to be.

Base Oils and Their Applications

Base Oils and Their Applications

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

Steve Swedberg discusses which types of base oils are available to the lubricants industry and how they can be used.

Eneos to Close Two Base Oil Plants

Eneos to Close Two Base Oil Plants

Lube Report Asia - January 28, 2022

Eneos Corp., said this week that it will close its refinery in Wakayama, Japan – which includes a base oil plant – b ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - January 26, 2022

Base oil and lubricant producers faced challenging conditions such as employee absences and labor shortages as a result ...

Korea Base Oils Finish Strong Year

Korea Base Oils Finish Strong Year

Lube Report Asia - January 21, 2022

South Korea exported more than 400,000 metric tons of base oil at a value of more than $425 million in December, marking ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - January 19, 2022

The onslaught of the Omicron coronavirus variant and persistent supply chain disruptions continued to cause headaches an ...

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Pemex to Boost Base Oil Output

Lube Report Americas - January 19, 2022

After years of reduced production, Mexico’s government wants state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos to raise its output of ba ...