Base oils-Lubes Europe

Base oils-Lubes Prices, markets & analysis

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Base Oils are a synonym for base-stocks, they are mixed with additives to form finished lubricants. Biggest end-use is the automotive sector and there’s a big trend right now for higher quality base stocks, so we’re actually seeing some consolidation of our Group 1 Base Oil plants and a bigger move to Group 2, Group 3 and even gas-to-liquids plants.


Automotive emission standards are the biggest factor affecting base oils.

There’s also a seasonality factor. Heavy drive season that’s usually May to September, that’s when demand is the strongest for base oils.






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