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Publishers Letter


LNG Publishing Co. is delighted to welcome Carolyn L. Green as base oil pricing editor. Carolyn retired in June after 17 years with ICIS, where she was a senior editor and manager responsible for price reporting on U.S. base oils, as well as on oxo-alcohols, ketones, glycol ethers and ole?ns. Carolyn – who originated the in?uential and much respected U.S. base oil report for ICIS – also has re?ning industry experience. She is now contributing the Base Oil Price report each week in Lube Report ( and the Base Oil Report on page 52 of this issue.

With this issue, subscribers to the print edition received the second of our Global Base Stock Guides, the completely updated annual guide to nonconventional base stocks. This colorful wall chart identi?es more than 175 locations worldwide where the leading types of nonconventional base stocks are manufactured, providing company names and, where relevant, capacities. Products included on the Nonconventional Base Stock Guide are esters, silicones, polyisobutene, phosphate esters, polyalkylene glycol, API Group III, gas-to-liquids, polyalphaole?ns and poly internal ole?ns. The data, gathered in close cooperation with Pathmaster Marketing Ltd. in Woking, U.K., are our best estimates; many companies do not disclose this information.

For information about ordering copies of this new Base Stock Guide and its companion, our Guide to Global Base Oil Re?ning, which identi?es 166 mineral base oil plants with company names, locations and capacities, please visit

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