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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - December 20, 2023

Most of the recently announced posted price decreases have taken effect but have generated little incremental demand as ...

Lwart Will Expand Brazilian Rerefinery

Lwart Will Expand Brazilian Rerefinery

Lube Report Americas - December 20, 2023

Lwart Environmental Solutions said recently that it will expand its used lubricant rerefinery in Lençóis, Brazil, by 5 ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR EMEA - December 19, 2023

Last week saw a stand-off in European, Middle Eastern and African base oil markets, with buyers stating firmly that they ...

Suit Calls Italy’s Conou Anti-competitive

Suit Calls Italy’s Conou Anti-competitive

Lube Report EMEA - December 19, 2023

Two Italian used oil recycling operators filed an antimonopoly petition against Conou, Italy’s National Consortium for ...

Uzbekistan Base Oil Upgrade Delayed

Uzbekistan Base Oil Upgrade Delayed

Lube Report Asia - December 15, 2023

A project to upgrade Uzbekistan’s only base oil plant has been delayed and is now scheduled to be completed in 2025, i ...

Profits Down for GS Caltex, Up for Michang

Profits Down for GS Caltex, Up for Michang

Lube Report Asia - December 15, 2023

South Korea’s GS Caltex reported a 52% third quarter drop in operating profit for its lubricants and base oils busines ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Asia - December 15, 2023

With crude oil values remaining volatile, and base oil demand not showing much improvement, bearish sentiment permeated ...

Base Oil Exports from the United States Jump

Base Oil Exports from the United States Jump

Lube Report Americas - December 13, 2023

Base oil exports from the United States surged 56% in September, boosted by increased shipments to Mexico and South Amer ...

Poor Lube Demand Hurt U.S. Base Oil Market

Poor Lube Demand Hurt U.S. Base Oil Market

Lube Report Americas - December 13, 2023

The U.S. base oil market was hurt by deteriorating finished lubricant demand in 2023, while strong demand for exports he ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - December 13, 2023

HollyFrontier, Petro-Canada, Safety-Kleen and Avista Oil communicated paraffinic posted price decreases during the week, ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR EMEA - December 12, 2023

If possible, base oil trade across Europe, the Middle East and Africa is slowing even more. Demand is disappearing from ...

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Asia Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Asia - December 8, 2023

Falling crude oil values and ebbing demand were placing downward pressure on base oil prices, with spot indications for ...

Brazil Base Oil Output Fell Steeply in October

Brazil Base Oil Output Fell Steeply in October

Lube Report Americas - December 6, 2023

Brazil’s base oil production tumbled down by 56% to its lowest point this year, while its lubricants import volume was ...

Novvi Bankruptcy Case Aimed at Restructuring

Novvi Bankruptcy Case Aimed at Restructuring

Lube Report Americas - December 6, 2023

Chemical company Novvi LLC filed what it described as a voluntary bankruptcy petition Sunday, stating that it intends to ...

U.S. Base Oil Production Dips

U.S. Base Oil Production Dips

Lube Report Americas - December 6, 2023

U.S. base oil production decreased 4% in September, although naphthenic base oil production experienced a 16% jump in vo ...

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U.S. Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR Americas - December 6, 2023

A majority of paraffinic base oil producers have communicated posted price decreases over the last three weeks, with Pau ...

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EMEA Base Oil Price Report

Lube Report BOR EMEA - December 5, 2023

Base oil prices are weakening throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa as trading activity slows ahead of the year ...

Base Oil Report

Base Oil Report

Lubes'n'Greases - December 4, 2023

Gabriela Wheeler explains why the North American base oil market is resisting its usual seasonal slowdown.