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U.S. Base Oil Output Flat in October

U.S. Base Oil Output Flat in October

Lube Report Americas - January 3, 2024

Base oil production in the United States was flat in October, with a 1% increase in paraffinic production offset by a 9% ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - January 3, 2024

The first week of the new year ushered in fresh posted price decreases, with SK Enmove announcing that it would be lower ...

Monthly Base Oil Report

Monthly Base Oil Report

Lubes'n'Greases - January 2, 2024

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

Automotive Lubricants Shift Toward Synthetics

Automotive Lubricants Shift Toward Synthetics

Lubes'n'Greases - January 2, 2024

Sean Nguyen of Pennzoil outlines some of the most prominent trends affecting automotive lubricants, including the uptake ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR EMEA - January 2, 2024

Base oil markets remain very quiet, but activity could pick up this week as many players come back into circulation. The ...

Base Oils Said Unaffected by Porvoo Conversion

Base Oils Said Unaffected by Porvoo Conversion

Lube Report EMEA - January 2, 2024

Neste announced it will convert its Porvoo, Finland, crude oil refinery to process renewable feedstocks, but that change ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Asia - December 29, 2023

With just a couple of days left before 2023 draws to a close, markets in Asia were understandably quiet, particularly as ...

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Base Oil Pricing

Factbook - December 28, 2023

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

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Base Oil Trade

Factbook - December 28, 2023

United States United States base oil exports fell approximately 6% from 2021 volumes. While the countries receiving s ...

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Base Oil Production

Factbook - December 28, 2023

Base oil production volumes in the United States appeared to have recovered from 2020’s pandemic-induced slump by ...

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Base Oil Capacity: Plants

Factbook - December 28, 2023

The world’s 12 largest base oil refineries account for more than a quarter of the world’s base oil capacity. With th ...

Brazil Base Oil Output Down Again

Brazil Base Oil Output Down Again

Lube Report Americas - December 27, 2023

Brazil refineries produced just 29,000 metric tons of base oil in November, 37% less than the same month of 2022 and the ...

Rising Group II, III Demand Forecast for Brazil

Rising Group II, III Demand Forecast for Brazil

Lube Report Americas - December 27, 2023

Brazil is expected to show sustained demand for API Group II and Group III base oils in the coming years, an industry ex ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - December 27, 2023

Motiva and Petro-Canada communicated a posted price decrease on their Group II+ and API Group III postings, completing t ...

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Lubes 101

Factbook - December 26, 2023

Understand the basics of the lubricants industry, from base oil groups to additive treat rates. Base Stocks Base o ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR EMEA - December 26, 2023

As markets close for the festive season, and more and more players are missing from desks and offices, the major talking ...

Rerefinery Opens Near Arctic Circle

Rerefinery Opens Near Arctic Circle

Lube Report EMEA - December 26, 2023

A base oil rerefinery that opened recently in Severodvinsk, Russia, may not be large, but it appears to be the northernm ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Asia - December 22, 2023

Activity was fairly subdued in Asia as the end of the year drew near. Supply levels have grown because demand for most g ...