Paraffinic Group I

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Shell to Close Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - December 18, 2020

As part of an initiative to decarbonize its refining operations in Singapore, Royal Dutch Shell plans to permanently clo ...

U.S. Hits Lowest Base Oil Production Since Great Recession

U.S. Hits Lowest Base Oil Production Since Great Recession

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

Refiners in the United States produced 25.9 million barrels of base oils in the first half of 2020—10% below what the ...

Redrawing the Map for Base Oils

Redrawing the Map for Base Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - November 2, 2020

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic was like a mighty gust of wind that blew asunder the many ships sailing the seas ...

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Brazil Court Orders Halt to Refineries Sale

Lube Report Americas - September 23, 2020

Brazil’s top court ordered a temporary halt this week to efforts to divest eight refineries owned by national oil comp ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

Put down your hammer and coffin nails, cautions Ray Masson: Recent tightness in the market shows this old category is st ...

Isla Refinery Agrees to Deal with Klesch

Isla Refinery Agrees to Deal with Klesch

Lube Report Americas - January 1, 2020

Refineria di Korsou - the Curacao government entity that owns the Isla Refinery - announced an agreement last week for i ...

IMO 2020 Approaches

IMO 2020 Approaches

Lube Report Americas - November 27, 2019

With the IMO 2020 regulation on marine fuels scheduled to take effect in just over a month, vessel operators and ports a ...

Iranian Exports Redirect to Iraq

Iranian Exports Redirect to Iraq

Lube Report EMEA - November 12, 2019

Iraq has emerged as Irans main export market for base oils as the weight of United States sanctions shut down the Islami ...

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Base Oil Margins Squeezed by Glut

Lube Report Americas - October 16, 2019

Global finished lubricant demand isn't keeping up with expanding base oil supply, threatening the cash margins of minera ...

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Group I Pressure Forecast to Continue

Lube Report Americas - October 2, 2019

The loss of market share that API Group I base oils have experienced for many years will likely continue and accelerate, ...

Group I Still Valuable in Shifting Market

Group I Still Valuable in Shifting Market

Lube Report Americas - September 18, 2019

API Group II base oil has overtaken Group I in terms of global production capacity and will likely continue to distance ...

Brazil Selling Refineries with Base Oils

Brazil Selling Refineries with Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - July 31, 2019

Arguing that privatization will lead to cheaper energy products, the administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonar ...

Base Oil Capacity Overhang to Shape Market

Base Oil Capacity Overhang to Shape Market

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2019

Its not an industry secret that the discrepancy between base oil production capacity and finished lubricants demand is g ...

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 ...

Bright Stock Supply Shrinks

Bright Stock Supply Shrinks

Lube Report Americas - January 31, 2018

Global bright stock demand was 2.7 million tons in 2017, but is expected to decline by approximately 250,000 tons by 202 ...