Paraffinic Group II

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 ...

Lukoil Streams Group II in Volgograd

Lukoil Streams Group II in Volgograd

Lube Report EMEA - February 2, 2021

Lukoil last week commissioned a new API Group II base oil plant at its refinery in Volgograd, Russia. The 10 billion rub ...

Turkey Gains Group II

Turkey Gains Group II

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2021

Picture a refinery and you probably think of the endless industrial landscape of the Texas Gulf Coast, not the rolling ...

Gazprom Breaks Ground on Omsk Project

Gazprom Breaks Ground on Omsk Project

Lube Report EMEA - January 26, 2021

Russian oil major Gazprom Neft started construction last week on a modernization of an obsolete base oil plant at its re ...

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

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

Electric Vehicles InSite - 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 ...