Base Stocks

November Bump for U.S. Base Oil Exports

November Bump for U.S. Base Oil Exports

Lube Report Americas - February 7, 2024

The United States exported 74% more in November than the same month last year and also imported 36% more base oil, accor ...

Brazil Base Oil Imports Jump in December

Brazil Base Oil Imports Jump in December

Lube Report Americas - February 7, 2024

Brazil’s base oil imports volume surged 48% in December, compared to the same month last year, while the full-year 202 ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - February 7, 2024

There was still no clear indication whether this spring season would be stronger in terms of base oils demand than last ...

Lubes’n’Greases February Issue Available

Lubes’n’Greases February Issue Available

Lube Report Americas - February 7, 2024

Discover how extended producer responsibility in India might affect rerefining in the country, how the automotive indust ...

Lukoil Refinery Struck in Drone Attack

Lukoil Refinery Struck in Drone Attack

Lube Report EMEA - February 6, 2024

Lukoil’s refinery in Volgograd, Russia, site of a major lubricant manufacturing complex, was struck last weekend by a ...

Lubes’n’Greases February Issue Available

Lubes’n’Greases February Issue Available

Lube Report EMEA - February 6, 2024

Discover how extended producer responsibility in India might affect rerefining in the country, how the automotive indust ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR EMEA - February 6, 2024

The Middle East conflict deepened the past week as the United States attacked multiple sites in Syria and Iraq that it c ...

Hongrun White Oil Project includes Group III Plant

Hongrun White Oil Project includes Group III Plant

Lube Report Asia - February 2, 2024

Hongrun Petrochemical Technology Co. has commissioned a white oil project that includes an API Group III plant at its oi ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Asia - February 2, 2024

Despite soft demand due to economic uncertainties affecting several countries in Asia, some base oil prices have edged u ...

India’s Circularity Extends to Lubricants

India’s Circularity Extends to Lubricants

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2024

With implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility looming, what challenges might the Indian rerefining market be f ...

Brazilian Car Parc Drives Base Oil Demand

Brazilian Car Parc Drives Base Oil Demand

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2024

Brazil’s growing car parc as well as advances in vehicle technology have reshaped base oil demand in the country. Is t ...

Crafting Biobased Fatty Acids from Food Waste

Crafting Biobased Fatty Acids from Food Waste

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2024

A Dutch startup may have discovered a new, more sustainable way to manufacture fatty acids using food waste as a feedsto ...

February Base Oil Report

February Base Oil Report

Lubes'n'Greases - 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 ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - January 31, 2024

The first signs that base oil demand might be starting to perk up emerged during the week, but it was still too early to ...

Novvi Exits Bankruptcy with New Structure

Novvi Exits Bankruptcy with New Structure

Lube Report Americas - January 31, 2024

Renewable base stock supplier Novvi emerged from voluntary bankruptcy last week with a new ownership structure and a cap ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Slipped in November

U.S. Base Oil Output Slipped in November

Lube Report Americas - January 31, 2024

United States base oil production declined 8% in November, compared to the same month last year. November’s output tot ...

Eni to Shutter Livorno Base Oil Plant

Eni to Shutter Livorno Base Oil Plant

Lube Report EMEA - January 30, 2024

Italian refiner Eni stated Monday that the base oil plant at its Livorno, Italy, fuels refinery will close permanently w ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR EMEA - January 30, 2024

The Middle East situation intensified further the past week as the United States directly accused Iran of being responsi ...