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Brazil Base Oils Stay Ahead of 2020
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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 ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - September 21, 2021

Base oil markets throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa are mostly showing weakening demand across all types of p ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - September 14, 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 - September 7, 2021

Expectations for a surge in demand after the holiday period in August appear to have been misjudged, based on trading du ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 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 - August 24, 2021

Fundamentals in European, Middle Eastern and African base oil markets are vastly different from those in Asia-Pacific an ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - August 17, 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 - August 10, 2021

The base oil scene is taking on the role of a balancing act on global basis. A number of arbitrage opportunities opening ...