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Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2022

Base oil pricing dynamics have been hot all year long, but things may finally be cooling down.

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

Crude oil and feedstock prices remain volatile, and the summer months have ushered in yet another round of base oil pric ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - August 1, 2022

The EU has imposed rounds of strict sanctions on Russian oil products. How will the bans affect base oil supply in the b ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - July 6, 2022

With the war in Ukraine still raging on and feedstock prices soaring, this summer is shaping up to be a wild ride for th ...

Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs

Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs

Lube Report Americas - June 29, 2022

Ineos Oligomers announced this week the startup of its new 120,000-metric-tons-per-year low viscosity polyalphaolefins u ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created significant supply obstacles for the base oil industry in Europe and beyond, ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - June 6, 2022

Crude oil and feedstock pricing has been volatile, making it difficult for base oil producers to formulate a game plan. ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

Gabriela Wheeler explains some of the most prevalent factors contributing to the current—and confusing—base oil pric ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has wreaked havoc on the oil and gas industry, prompting base oil producers to up prices ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

Despite tough market conditions, base oil producers have been working toward a more sustainable future, reports Gabriela ...

As the Pendulum Swings

As the Pendulum Swings

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic led to sharp changes in base oil pricing and margins. Will the market settle into a new post-pande ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

Ray Masson tells the tale of how modern base oils came to be.

Base Oils and Their Applications

Base Oils and Their Applications

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

Steve Swedberg discusses which types of base oils are available to the lubricants industry and how they can be used.

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 ...