Paraffinic Group 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 ...

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Premature Epitaph for Group I Base Oils?

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 1, 2014

The news has been full of dire warnings about the inevitable demise of Group I base oils. But a marketing consultant doe ...

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Group II, III Continue Growth

Lube Report - October 9, 2013

API Group III base oil will enjoy the strongest base stock demand growth through 2017, followed by Group II, consultancy ...

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Groups I, II Battle for Market Dominance

Lube Report - January 9, 2013

Over the next five years, the lube industry will see a fierce battle between API Group I and II base oils for market dom ...

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High-priced Energy? Get Used to It

Lube Report - March 16, 2011

LONDON – For API Group I solvent refining plants in a world of high-priced crude, only 40 to 60 percent of their p ...