Conventional Base Stocks

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 ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - January 12, 2022

Base oil demand was fairly steady, but not robust as most buyers were still trying to assess product needs for the next ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Ahead of 2020

U.S. Base Oil Output Ahead of 2020

Lube Report Americas - January 5, 2022

The United States produced 5.2 million barrels of base oil in October, a 4% increase from the same month in 2020 and jus ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - January 5, 2022

Activity was anticipated to perk up during the week following the New Year’s holiday, with industry participants getti ...

Lotos Discloses Group II Capacity

Lotos Discloses Group II Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - January 4, 2022

Poland’s Lotos Group recently awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for an upgrade and expansi ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2022

Despite the emergence of the Omicron variant, base oil fundamentals appeared to lean toward a more balanced state as the ...

CNOOC Taizhou Introduces Group III

CNOOC Taizhou Introduces Group III

Lube Report Asia - December 24, 2021

State-owned energy company China National Offshore Oil Corp. has begun producing API Group III base oils at its refinery ...

Brazil Base Oils Stay Ahead of 2020

Brazil Base Oils Stay Ahead of 2020

Lube Report Americas - December 1, 2021

Base oil production in Brazil in October was more than 20% higher than in the same month last year, the third consecutiv ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Remains High

U.S. Base Oil Output Remains High

Lube Report Americas - December 1, 2021

The United States produced 5.5 million barrels of base oil in September, topping the same month in 2020 by 23% and nearl ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

The Winds of Change After several months of fairly tumultuous and heated market conditions—with monthly posted pric ...

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Slicker Buys Hydrodec Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - November 24, 2021

Transformer oil recycler Hydrodec and its Ohio rerefinery were acquired by United Kingdom-based Slicker Recycling Ltd., ...

Profits Rise for Vertex Recycling Unit

Profits Rise for Vertex Recycling Unit

Lube Report Americas - November 24, 2021

Vertex Energy Inc. reported higher gross profit and increased revenues for the quarter ended Sept. 30 for its used motor ...