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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 ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report EMEA - August 3, 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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Closures Could Keep Base Oils Tight

Lube Report Asia - July 2, 2021

Although oil refineries should eventually ramp back up to normal operating levels, and while this should make more feeds ...

Fergana Refinery Up for Sale

Fergana Refinery Up for Sale

Lube Report EMEA - May 11, 2021

Uzbek authorities last week announced the government’s intention to sell the Fergana Oil Refinery LLC, the second-larg ...

Total Pulls Plug on Gonfreville

Total Pulls Plug on Gonfreville

Lube Report EMEA - April 13, 2021

Total has decided to permanently close a base oil plant at its refinery in Gonfreville, France, as part of a project to ...

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the United States base oil market during 2020. It was, as industry veteran Steph ...

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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 ...