Paraffinic Group I

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

Gabriela Wheeler explains some of the most prevalent factors contributing to the current—and confusing—base oil pric ...

Brazil Base Oil Output Fell in February

Brazil Base Oil Output Fell in February

Lube Report Americas - April 13, 2022

Brazil’s production of base oil – mostly API Group I – dropped 15% in February, and imports were down by more than ...

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IPO Considered for Luberef

Lube Report EMEA - April 5, 2022

Luberef, a base oil joint venture of Saudi Aramco, is considering an initial public stock offering that would aim to rai ...

Polymer Additives Ease Bright Stock Woes for Lubricating Greases

Polymer Additives Ease Bright Stock Woes for Lubricating Greases

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Bright stock supply is tight. Fortunately, OCP and PIB can be used to replace the scarce base stock in grease applicatio ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Is Bright Stock Irreplaceable?

Is Bright Stock Irreplaceable?

Lubes'n'Greases - November 1, 2021

The price for bright stock increased dramatically in early 2021, incentivizing lubricant formulators to seek immediate a ...

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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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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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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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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 ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

A Time of Transition   The past 18 months have not been particularly wonderful for the active industries involve ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - September 28, 2021

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