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Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2021

The Winds of Change After several months of fairly tumultuous and heated market conditions—with monthly posted pric ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - November 1, 2021

November Cooldown The naphthenic base oil segment in the United States was where most of the upward price action took ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - August 2, 2021

Unboxing July July turned out to be another busy month for base oil market participants, which is a far cry from year ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

Every Rose Has its Thorn With base oil demand showing a strong recovery in the United States after slumping during th ...

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Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Be Careful What You Wish For A little over year ago, when an unknown virus plunged the world into a pandemic, base oi ...

Base Oil Supply Said to Depend on Fuels

Base Oil Supply Said to Depend on Fuels

Lube Report Americas - February 17, 2021

Base stock supply is likely to remain tight until demand for fuels picks up again, an industry insider told attendees of ...

No Base Oil Plant Is an Island

No Base Oil Plant Is an Island

Lubes'n'Greases - January 1, 2021

There are approximately 120 large fuels refineries worldwide that produce base oils as part of their overall product sla ...

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Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - December 1, 2020

Farewell, 2020! Who wants to hold onto 2020? Most people will probably be happy when it is finally over. Aside from a ...

North America Leads in Alpha Olefin Wax

North America Leads in Alpha Olefin Wax

Lube Report Americas - April 21, 2020

While North America’s petroleum wax supply has declined due to rationalization of API Group I base oil plants, the reg ...

Coronavirus Triggers Crude Crash

Coronavirus Triggers Crude Crash

Lube Report Asia - March 13, 2020

The economic wrecking ball that is the coronavirus went into full swing this week when it sent the price of crude oil ba ...

Baton Rouge Refinery Hit by Fire

Baton Rouge Refinery Hit by Fire

Lube Report Americas - February 28, 2020

ExxonMobil is still mum on the cause and effect of a massive fire last week at its large refinery and chemical facility ...

Shell Completes LAO Expansion

Shell Completes LAO Expansion

Lube Report Americas - January 9, 2019

Shell Chemical LP completed an expansion that increased linear alpha olefin capacity at its Geismar, Louisiana, petroche ...

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Century Swaps Rerefinery Site

Lube Report - November 26, 2014

Century Refineries Pvt. has sold its land and unfinished rerefinery in Bay City, Texas, and agreed to acquire an 8 milli ...

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Base Oils Break-even Puzzle

Lubes'n'Greases - May 27, 2014

Quality alone doesnt guarantee refining success. Investors also must weigh economic factors such as size, location, yiel ...

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Indian Firm to Rerefine in Texas

Lube Report - October 16, 2013

India-based Century Refineries broke ground last month on a $1.7 million rerefinery outside Bay City, Texas, with vacuum ...

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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 ...