Base Oils-Lubes Overview

Whichever regional Base oils-Lubes markets you work in, ICIS offers the thorough pricing information you need to operate with confidence.

Our insights into regional Base oils-Lubes markets are provided by our network of reporters based locally in those markets.

This enables us to provide in-depth price assessments and market coverage that are reliable and up-to-date on the very latest developments.

Find out more about our Base Oils-Lubes coverage

Reports for Base Oils-Lubes

Active Documents

Price Optimisation Analytics Methodology – 18 April 2019


Price Optimisation Analytics is an application that plots port-to-port trade routes on an interactive map and calculates inter-regional net price differences using ICIS FOB/CFR prices and ocean freight rates from the ICIS Chemical Tanker Shipping report and a third party source. It is designed to support identifying import and export opportunities by comparing ICIS price […]

Base Oils Methodology Consultation 2020


ICIS is implementing a process of rolling consultation on all of its pricing methodologies. This consultation paper is part of this formal process and covers all of the ICIS primary price points included in the base oils weekly publications. The consultation asks both general questions about the suitability of the ICIS pricing methodology and questions addressing […]

Base Oils Methodology – 1 December 2020


This is the ICIS pricing methodology for base oils. ICIS quotes base oils prices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. For a copy of an archived methodology document, please email […]