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EU Extends Group II Import Quota
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EU Extends Group II Import Quota

Lube Report EMEA - January 12, 2021

A year after its initial implementation, the European Union has extended for six more months its duty and 200,000 metric ...

Base Oil Prices Rode Rollercoaster in 2020

Base Oil Prices Rode Rollercoaster in 2020

Lube Report Americas - December 9, 2020

Base oil supply in the United States has been down throughout most of 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but prices h ...

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Petrobras Proceeds with Sales, Group II Project

Lube Report Americas - December 2, 2020

After delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Petrobras is moving forward again with plans to divest several oil refi ...

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Omsk Refinery Makes Calcium Sulfonate

Lube Report EMEA - November 10, 2020

Gazprom Neft is continuing with a project to add API Group II and III capacity to it refinery in Omsk, Russia, but the s ...

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 ...

SK’s Q2 Profits, Sales Fall

SK’s Q2 Profits, Sales Fall

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

SK Lubricants posted steep decreases in operating profit and sales for the second quarter, according to an earnings repo ...

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

EU Group II Imports Stay Below Quota

Lube Report EMEA - July 5, 2020

By a slender margin, base oil traders stayed within the half-year 200,000 metric ton quota on API Group II imports into ...

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

PEV - May 7, 2020

All vehicles require a range of lubricants, greases, coolants and fluids, and EVs are no exception. Existing base stock ...

U.S. Group II Exports Forecast to Shift

U.S. Group II Exports Forecast to Shift

Lube Report Americas - February 26, 2020

API Group II exports from the United States will shift from Europe to South America and Africa over the next five years ...

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Petrobras May Add Group II Production

Lube Report Americas - January 22, 2020

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras is seeking to add API Group II base oil production in the country through new ...

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Panelists Encourage ILSAC-ATIEL Cooperation

Lube Report Americas - January 1, 2020

The world's two leading engine oil specification groups have developed a closer working relationship in recent years, wh ...

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Base Oil Quota Pressures European Market

Lube Report EMEA - December 10, 2019

Following the European Commissions adoption last month of a quota on duty-free API Group II base oil imports, industry s ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Asian Markets Shifting to Group II, III

Asian Markets Shifting to Group II, III

Lube Report Asia - August 2, 2019

The Asia-Pacific region is shifting rapidly toward increased use of highly refined base stocks as lubricant marketers ta ...

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 ...