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The US Base Oils report has been used as an industry benchmark for about 10 years.
The report covers paraffinic prices, posted prices for group 1, group 2, group 2+, group 3, group 3+ and Naphthenics.
We get information from polling the market. It is a weekly report. The report has also got spot prices for light and heavy neutral grades. It also carries feed stock information for natural gas oils and fuel oils.
It’s used in the market to access information for buyers, sellers and traders on a routine basis. The information is polled from the market and is used by the market. |
The report is widely read, it is used to benchmark both contract pricing and spot pricing. The participants in the market frequently trade information with ICIS, it is considered trustworthy access for the Base Oils market on a global basis and is also competitive to any of the other reports covering the same market, it has a wider reach than a number of those.
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Updated to Q1 2015
The Americas base oil market entered a transition period during the first quarter of 2015, following steep declines in base stock prices over the second half of 2014.
The sharp declines were underpinned by the dive in upstream prices where crude oil fell below the $50/bbl mark and has bounced between the low $40s/bbl-$50s/bbl since the beginning of 2015.
By March 2015 heavy grade base oil supply tightened significantly because of refinery production cutbacks in making base oils, driven by the low prices achievable in the market on base stocks that caused refiners to choose to go to the fuel market for processing the crude oil.
Tightened supply in the heavy grades, particularly Group I brightstock and also in Group I and II 600 viscosities, fostered posted price increases by all Group I producers on brightstock.
Spot prices strengthened in the 600 viscosities and also in the brightstock heavy grade.
US base oil exports were strong in the first quarter of 2015, with large volumes moving between North and South America as well as Group II base stocks moving into Europe.
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