Conventional Base Stocks

Profits Up for SK, S-Oil, Hi-Tech

Profits Up for SK, S-Oil, Hi-Tech

Lube Report Asia - October 29, 2021

S-Oil reported much higher operating income for its base oil business, SK Lubricants posted a large jump in operating pr ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - October 29, 2021

Base oil demand has softened in Asia due to seasonal patterns, upcoming religious festivals, and the traditional efforts ...

Profits Down for Afton, Sales up for HCC

Profits Down for Afton, Sales up for HCC

Lube Report Americas - October 27, 2021

Afton Chemical reported a lower operating profit despite increased sales – citing such factors as rising costs for raw ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Americas - October 27, 2021

Cross Oil announced a price increase for naphthenic base oils this week, while on the paraffinic side, suppliers were mo ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - October 26, 2021

Lube Report temporarily publishes Ray Masson’s column every other week. His EMEA Base Oil Price Report will appear aga ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - October 22, 2021

Base oil prices were mixed in Asia this week, as some grades moved up, some stayed unchanged and others lost ground beca ...

Korea Base Oils Stay Strong

Korea Base Oils Stay Strong

Lube Report Asia - October 22, 2021

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

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Americas - October 20, 2021

Chevron communicated a posted price increase, breaking a seemingly long hiatus without any paraffinic base oil price adj ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - October 19, 2021

Base oil demand has begun to wane throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, reflecting seasonal factors affecting t ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - October 15, 2021

Logistical issues, port congestion and energy supply shortages continued to affect the supply chain in Asia, forcing som ...

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Vertex Sale to Safety-Kleen Progresses

Lube Report Americas - October 13, 2021

Vertex Energy shareholders voted in favor of its proposed sale of used motor oil collection and recycling assets – inc ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Americas - October 13, 2021

Market fundamentals were largely stable, although spot prices for the light viscosities continued to be exposed to downw ...

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ExxonMobil to Raise High-vis PAO Capacity

Lube Report Americas - October 13, 2021

ExxonMobil Synthetics today announced plans to expand the production capacity of its metallocene high viscosity polyalph ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - October 12, 2021

Lube Report temporarily publishes Ray Masson’s column every other week. His EMEA Base Oil Price Report will appear aga ...

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Sinopec Starts Dormant Group II Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 8, 2021

Sinopec has finally started up an API Group II base oil unit at its Yanshan Petrochemical refining complex, eight years ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Asia - October 8, 2021

More moderate base oil demand, coupled with increased output, continued to exert downward pressure on spot pricing in As ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report Americas - October 6, 2021

With logistics gradually recovering after the recent hurricanes on the United States Gulf Coast, buyers and sellers turn ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - October 5, 2021

European, Middle Eastern and African base oil markets are steady with only marginal erosion to prices across the various ...