Conventional Base Stocks

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Petronas Plans to Double Group III Supply

Lube Report Asia - April 12, 2019

Petronas aims to double its supply of API Group III base oils within four years, a top official with its international l ...

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STR Tecoil Buys Collection Business

Lube Report EMEA - April 2, 2019

Finnish rerefiner STR Tecoil recently acquired the used oil collection business from Fortum, a Finnish company in the re ...

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STR Tecoil Oy Enters Russian Used Oil Market

Lube Report EMEA - March 26, 2019

Finnish rerefiner STR Tecoil Oy plans to start collecting and processing waste lubricants to produce base oils in Russia ...

Shipping Base Oils to Where They Aren’t

Shipping Base Oils to Where They Aren’t

Lube Report Americas - March 20, 2019

Regional imbalances in base oil supply and demand lead to large volumes being shipped all over the globe. The pattern of ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Hits 20-year High

U.S. Base Oil Output Hits 20-year High

Lube Report Americas - March 20, 2019

United States base oil producers made hay while the sun shined last year, taking advantage of a lack of disruptions to c ...

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Rerefining Takes a Turn in Central Asia

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 18, 2019

Recycling and sustainability are buzzwords often heard in the West. Now theyre being discussed in Central Asia as waste ...

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SK Forecasts Rising Group III Demand

Lube Report EMEA - March 12, 2019

The worlds thirst for API Group III base stocks should continue to grow in coming years, as requirements for light-duty ...

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Quaker Chemical Rebounds; Rerefiner Revenue Up

Lube Report Americas - March 6, 2019

Clean Harbors Safety-Kleen segment and Heritage-Crystal Cleans oil business segment each reported higher revenue for the ...

IMO 2020 Forecast to Impact Base Oils

IMO 2020 Forecast to Impact Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - March 6, 2019

Vessel operators and oil marketers are girding for the impacts that IMO 2020 will have on shipping and marine lubricants ...

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Hill Corp. Opened Base Oil Rerefinery

Lube Report EMEA - February 5, 2019

Hill Corp. recently finished building a used oil rerefinery and a small grease unit at its lubricant blending plant in S ...

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Ruisike Builds Rerefinery in China

Lube Report Asia - December 28, 2018

Ruisike Co., a subsidiary of Chinese automaker Chery, began construction this month on a used lubricant rerefinery in Fa ...

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African Rerefiners Debate Rerefined Oil Growth

Lube Report EMEA - November 13, 2018

African rerefiners agree that overcoming skeptical public perception of their rerefined base oils is a significant hurdl ...

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Speaker Forecasts Shift to Group II+, Group III

Lube Report Americas - September 19, 2018

Efforts to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions will continue pushing United States engine oils towards lower visco ...

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FTC Rejects Recycled Oil Rule Changes

Lube Report Americas - August 1, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission rejected recycled oil rule changes suggested by rerefiner Avista Oil - to specify that base ...

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Q2 Earnings: HCC, Quaker Chemical, Milacron

Lube Report Americas - August 1, 2018

Heritage-Crystal Cleans oil business segment and Milacrons Fluid Technologies segment each reported increases in revenue ...

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Avista, Slicker Team on Rerefinery in Denmark

Lube Report EMEA - June 12, 2018

Avista Oil AG and a United Kingdom-based used oil collector formed a joint venture to build a rerefinery in Denmark at t ...

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Mixed 2017 for Hydrodec

Lube Report EMEA - June 5, 2018

United Kingdom-based transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec Group posted an overall loss for the year, although sales revenu ...

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Oil Collection Tough for Russian Rerefiners

Lube Report EMEA - May 29, 2018

Russian rerefiner efforts to collect used oil are being hindered by the popularity of burning it for fuel and by the ina ...