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Bohui Halts TDAE Production

July 17, 2024

Chinese private refiner Bohui ceased operation of its aromatic extraction and treated distillate aromatic extract units ...

July Base Oil Report

July Base Oil Report

July 1, 2024

The summer season ushered in an uptick in base oil activity. Will the rest of the year keep pace?

June Base Oil Report

June Base Oil Report

May 31, 2024

Will the contrasting currents roiling the base oils market subside, or will they become even more pronounced as lubrican ...

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Blue Tide Completes First Phase of Project

February 14, 2024

Blue Tide Environmental announced today completion of the first phase of its base oils rerefinery in Baytown, Texas – ...

February Base Oil Report

February Base Oil Report

February 1, 2024

The first weeks of 2024 ushered in a wave of posted price decreases. Which factors are swaying market dynamics in the fi ...

Monthly Base Oil Report

Monthly Base Oil Report

January 2, 2024

With the announcement of several posted price decreases, it is clear that the base oil market has been unable to escape ...

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Base Oil Pricing

December 28, 2023

European crude oil and base oil pricing experienced a host of price adjustments in 2022. While several factors are to bl ...

Base Oil Report

Base Oil Report

December 4, 2023

Gabriela Wheeler explains why the North American base oil market is resisting its usual seasonal slowdown.

Base Oil Report

Base Oil Report

November 1, 2023

Despite posted price increases in September, there has been a sense of anxiety hanging over the base oil market during t ...

Base Oil Report

Base Oil Report

October 2, 2023

Several factors seemed to have helped keep the base oil supply overhang in check during the third quarter. Gabriela Whee ...

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ExxonMobil Launches LAO Production

September 20, 2023

ExxonMobil on Tuesday announced the startup of two new chemical production units at its Baytown, Texas manufacturing fac ...

Base Oil Report

Base Oil Report

September 6, 2023

After a rather slumberous spring and summer, activity in the base oil market has finally started to pick up.

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Satellite Plans Another PAO Plant in China

July 7, 2023

The march of China companies stepping into the polyalphaolefin business continues, as acrylic acid producer Satellite Ch ...

Base Oil Report

Base Oil Report

June 14, 2023

The summer driving season usually ushers in increased base oil activity, but market dynamics this year have deviated fro ...

Base Oil Report

Base Oil Report

May 1, 2023

Activity in the base oil market continues to be lethargic. Might a change be in store despite recent posted price decrea ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Plummeted in 2022

U.S. Base Oil Production Plummeted in 2022

May 1, 2023

What factors caused base oil production in the United States to drop off last year?

Base Oil Report

Base Oil Report

April 3, 2023

The base oil market got off to a slow start in 2023. Might its sluggishness be a precursor to a more upbeat year?