Disruptions

Blenders Grapple with China’s Lockdowns
China has instituted stringent lockdowns in a number of cities in recent weeks due to a surge in Omicron cases, confining residents to their homes to contain the virus. © Graeme Kennedy

Blenders Grapple with China’s Lockdowns

Lube Report Asia - May 6, 2022

Companies in China’s lubricant industry are striving to continue delivering products to clients during stringent gover ...

Managing the Ukraine Crisis

Managing the Ukraine Crisis

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2022

Sara Lefcourt explains how the crisis in Ukraine may affect your business and offers tips for managing the situation.

Base Oil Rerefiners Rebounding from Pandemic

Base Oil Rerefiners Rebounding from Pandemic

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

The pandemic wreaked havoc on the base oil market, but rerefiners may have emerged stronger than ever.

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 ...

Rekindling the Flame

Rekindling the Flame

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

U.S. Base Oil Production Continues on the Path to Recovery The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on United States base ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

In the Eye of the Storm One of the unrelenting concerns for base oil market participants over the past several months ...

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Industry Weathers Scare from Ida

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

The United States lubricant industry seemed to largely dodge a major scare as facilities along the Gulf of Mexico coast ...

When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

From the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic to frequentsevere weather, the past few years have presented noshortage of o ...

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Lubes'n'Greases - July 3, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic—and other factors, like severe weather—forced temporary shutdowns in a variety of industries. ...

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Accident Said to Cause Chemtool Fire

Lube Report Americas - June 30, 2021

Local firefighting officials said last week that a June 14 blaze that heavily damaged a Chemtool grease plant in Rockton ...

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Fire Damages West Virginia Refinery

Lube Report Americas - June 2, 2021

A fire broke out Saturday night at Ergon’s refinery in Newell, West Virginia, damaging a fuels unit and forcing the wh ...

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Perstorp Lifts Force Majeure Declaration

Lube Report EMEA - May 18, 2021

Perstorp has lifted the force majeure notice it issued on April 9 for supply of pentaerythritol mono and related materia ...

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Shell Accelerates Refinery Contraction

Lube Report Asia - May 14, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell has accelerated its timeline for reducing the crude oil throughput capacity of its refinery on Singapo ...

The Proof Is in the Earnings

The Proof Is in the Earnings

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

The pandemic affected different companies in the lubricants industry differently. Which ones emerged triumphant, and&nbs ...

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

United States Base Oils Bounce Back?

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the United States base oil market during 2020. It was, as industry veteran Stephe ...

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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 ...

Is Latin America Down for the Count?

Is Latin America Down for the Count?

Lubes'n'Greases - March 4, 2021

Last year, governments around the globe scrambled to dodge the economic effects of stay-at-home orders, increased unempl ...