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Ineos Adds Low-vis, High-vis PAOs
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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 ...

Additive

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 ...

Additive

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 ...