ICIS 18th Base Oils & Lubricants Conference 2014

ICIS - Your reliable source of base oils intelligence

It’s another successful year for the ICIS World Base Oils and Lubricants Conference.

During the event, ICIS also showcased our data and market intelligence reports for the global base oils community:

ICIS Base Oils pricing reports

  • Spot market prices for all key trading regions
  • All main base oils grades are covered
  • Information on deals, bids and offers
  • Feedstock prices, news and updates
  • News on plant capacity, shutdowns and maintenance

Enhanced ICIS dashboard service
Easier access to all your base oils information needs in a single platform:

  • Customise your own dashboard views – up to 15 workspaces
  • Compare price assessments and historical data side-by-side
  • Improved navigation through more filtering options
  • Easily toggle between dashboard and report list view

Latest news from ICIS editors at the conference

 

ICIS Base oils 2014 special publication

ICIS Base oils 2014 special publication

The annual review of the global base oils market, prepared by ICIS for its Base Oil &  Lubricants series of conferences in 2104 is now ready.

The 28-page publication looks at the major regional markets, new capacities and plant shut downs, price trends and renewable feedstocks for base oils. Content is written by the senior ICIS base oil editors in the UK, Singapore and Houston.

 



  Meet the Team attending the Base Oils & Lubricants Conference

Barbara Ortner Head of Market Reporting

Barbara Ortner is the Head of Market Reporting globally. She can be reached by email at Barbara.Ortner@icis.com or @barbaraortner

William Lemos Managing Editor Europe

William Lemos is the Managing Editor for Europe. He can be reached by email at William.Lemos@icis.com

Neha Popat Market Editor

Neha Popat is a Market Editor at ICIS. She can be reached by email at Naha.Popat@icis.com

Ross Yeo Market Editor

Ross Yeo is a Market Editor at ICIS. He can be reached by email at Ross.Yeo@icis.com

 

Free Market Intelligence

Turkish base oils demand low – legislation causing confusion

Turkish base oils demand low – legislation causing confusion

Turkish base oils demand is low because of legal restrictions at ports and new legislation, and is not expected to improve until the second half of January 2014, sources said.

Market news: Port regulations hamper Turkish base oils trade

Market news: Port regulations hamper Turkish base oils trade

Base oils traders and distributors are becoming increasingly frustrated with the new Turkish port authority as government legislation plunges the market into confusion. Buyers are pulling back on their activities in the Black Sea as a result. 

Base Oils 2013 Conference digital review

Base Oils Conference

To review the highlights of the 2013 event, ICIS produced an interactive review with news and video interviews with keynote speakers and ICIS editors.

 



Outlook 2014 - Europe, Russia base oil producers face testing year

Outlook 2014 - Europe, Russia base oil producers face testing year

European Group I base oil producers are set to face a challenge in 2014 from an influx of US-produced Group II material.

Outlook 2014 - Group III base oils reach event horizon

Outlook 2014 - Group III base oils reach event horizon

The year 2013 ushered in the advent of significant changes to global base oils, primarily led by increasing production and use of Group II stocks.

Outlook 2014 - Mideast base oil prices to see uptrend in H1 2014

Outlook 2014 - Mideast base oil prices to see uptrend in H1 2014

Spot Group I base oil prices in the Middle East markets are likely to see an uptrend in the first half of 2014, supported by improved demand for spot cargoes, market sources said.

 



Outlook 2014 - Asia base oils producers brace for tough year ahead

Outlook 2014 - Asia base oils producers brace for tough year ahead

Asian base oils producers are preparing to face significant challenges in 2014 as new capacities come on stream globally, putting further pressure on already tight margins for refiners, producers and buyers said.

Market news: Port restrictions continue to impact Turkish base oils demand

Market news: Port restrictions continue to impact Turkish base oils demand

As uncertainty continues regarding new legislation and port restrictions, demand for Turkish base oils remains low. Market players don’t expect movement until late January. 

A webinar on China’s economic transformation

A webinar on China’s economic transformation

China has driven growth in the chemical industry since 2008, however this was due to an explosion of credit. Now the country is facing the consequences of its $10 trillion surge and China’s new leaders recognise that an economic revolution is needed to solve this problem.

As part of the ICIS series of free market information, we hosted a webinar on 23 April 2014.  A  recording of the webinar and presentation slides is available for you to download. 

Sales ‘bundling’ may hamper trades of Asia brightstock

...base oil, is stable both for production of lubricants and for blending purposes, since it is not competing with any Group II base oil grades, industry sources... Fri, 10 Oct 2014

US base oil producer Motiva drops Group II posted prices

...US base oil producer Motiva drops Group II posted prices. Judith Taylor. HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Group II base oil producer Motiva Enterprises announced it is... Tue, 30 Sep 2014

Asia Group I base oils eyes new markets as arb window opens

...I base oil prices in the Middle East and falling Group I Asian offers has narrowed the price gap between Group I base oils in Asia and the Middle East since... Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Imports could help US paraffin wax supply concerns

...Group II and Group II+ base oil production capacity at its Baytown , Texas , refinery. The company put a 2015 target for start-up of the base oil expansions.... Thu, 14 Aug 2014

Asia Group II base oils may extend falls on demand lull

...Pascagoula Base Oil Plant (PBOP). In the Middle East, the planned start-up of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (Adnoc) base oils unit in fourth quarter... Wed, 23 Jul 2014

India’s Group I base oil firming up on limited Mideast availability

...India’s Group I base oil firming up on limited Mideast availability. Veena Pathare. Focus story by Jasmine Khoo and Veena Pathare SINGAPORE (ICIS)--... Wed, 02 Jul 2014