The base oil market is quiet, with some chatter centering on inventory ramifications of two nearly three-week turnarounds at API Group II plants – a full one at Excel Paralubes Westlake, La. site and a single train at Motivas Port Arthur, Texas location.
According to sources, Excel Paralubes plans a 17 to 20 day turnaround starting in mid- February at its 22,200 barrels per day API Group II Westlake plant. ConocoPhillips and Flint Hills resources are 50-50 owners and market the Group II base oils from the Excel Paralubes refinery in Lake Charles, La.
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