Conventional Base Stocks

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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 ...

Korea Base Oils Continue Upward Trend

Korea Base Oils Continue Upward Trend

Lube Report Asia - November 19, 2021

South Korea again exported a larger volume of base oils and more than doubled its declared export value in October, comp ...

Group I Prices Diverge from Group II, III

Group I Prices Diverge from Group II, III

Lube Report EMEA - November 16, 2021

After a long, large run-up from the spring of 2020, base oil prices in Europe began retreating since summer, indicating ...

Brazil Base Oils Keep Rebounding

Brazil Base Oils Keep Rebounding

Lube Report Americas - November 3, 2021

September base oil production in Brazil was 22% higher than the same month of last year and was up even more from pre-CO ...

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Earnings Up for HollyFrontier, Clean Harbors

Lube Report Americas - November 3, 2021

HollyFrontier Corp.’s lubricants and specialty products segment reported large increases in income and revenue from op ...

August Base Oil Output Up from 2020

August Base Oil Output Up from 2020

Lube Report Americas - November 3, 2021

The United States produced 5.5 million barrels of base oil in August, according to the latest data from the federal Ener ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - November 1, 2021

November Cooldown The naphthenic base oil segment in the United States was where most of the upward price action took ...