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Base Oil Plant Studied in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - July 10, 2020

Two energy start-up companies – Houston-based Oil Group Investments and Rio de Janeiro’s EnP – have agreed to stud ...

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U.S. Base Oil Output Declines

Lube Report Americas - July 5, 2020

April base oil production in the United States was 13.2% lower than the five-year running average for that month, after ...

YPF Distributes Chevron Base Oils

YPF Distributes Chevron Base Oils

Lube Report Americas - June 28, 2020

Chevron Products Co. announced a base oil distribution agreement with Argentine energy company YPF S.A., adding its seco ...

Use of Base Oil Brokers Rises in Mexico

Use of Base Oil Brokers Rises in Mexico

Lube Report Americas - June 17, 2020

Close to two-thirds of base oil sold by United States refiners into Mexico is transacted through brokers, according to f ...

Covid-19 Impacts Vary by Region, Markets

Covid-19 Impacts Vary by Region, Markets

Lube Report Americas - June 14, 2020

Covid-19’s impacts on lubricant markets varied due to the differences in how and when individual countries’ governme ...

Lube Demand Drops in Brazil

Lube Demand Drops in Brazil

Lube Report Americas - June 8, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has hammered Brazil’s finished lubricant industry, a consultant said this week, causing a sharp ...

Speakers: Recovery Appears Delayed

Speakers: Recovery Appears Delayed

Lube Report Americas - June 1, 2020

Economies around the world may be reopening from lockdowns imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, but base oil deman ...

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Calumet Returns Payroll Protection Loans

Lube Report Americas - May 15, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners repaid $31.4 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program loans Monday, two weeks ...

Solomon: Pandemic to Close Base Oil Plants

Solomon: Pandemic to Close Base Oil Plants

Lube Report Americas - May 15, 2020

The economic crises created by the Covid-19 pandemic will probably trigger an overdue consolidation of global base oil c ...

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U.S. Lifts Sanctions on Nynas

Lube Report Americas - May 12, 2020

Nynas AB announced Tuesday that Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. sold a 35 percent stake in the company and that the United S ...

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Pandemic Hits Rerefiners from Both Sides

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2020

Rerefiners in North America are feeling the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of reduced demand for their bas ...

Results Decline at Calumet, Valvoline, Quaker

Results Decline at Calumet, Valvoline, Quaker

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2020

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. reported a net loss, Valvoline posted a slight decrease in operating income, Ho ...

Q1 Sales Up for Clean Harbors, HCC

Q1 Sales Up for Clean Harbors, HCC

Lube Report Americas - May 5, 2020

Clean Harbors’ Safety-Kleen segment and Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment both reported higher revenues ...

U.S. Base Oil Output Fell in 2019

U.S. Base Oil Output Fell in 2019

Lube Report Americas - April 14, 2020

Base oil production in the United States dropped 9 percent in 2019, according to recently released data, as refiners per ...

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Planning for Disruptions on the River

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2020

Fog and floods are regular disruptors to barges carrying base oils on rivers. Suppliers and buyers can take steps to mi ...

Coronavirus Ravages Refinery Runs

Coronavirus Ravages Refinery Runs

Lube Report Americas - March 31, 2020

The Covid-19 outbreak is proving to be the most disruptive event for the base oils and refining industry since the Great ...

Flooding: Growing Obstacle to River Transport

Flooding: Growing Obstacle to River Transport

Lube Report Americas - March 24, 2020

Flooding remains a significant disruptor of barge traffic of base oil on U.S. rivers, and it could worsen in coming year ...