The ICIS Base Oils-Lubes report is covered globally in five different regions on a weekly basis, giving you unrivalled expertise coverage of the markets and prices.

  • In Asia, prices are tracked for the FOB and CFR markets in Asia as well as Singapore ex-tank prices for group 1 base oils
  • The European report has a diverse range of quotes, including domestic and export prices for SN 150, SN500 and Brightstock
  • In the US, the report covers paraffinic prices, posted prices for group 1, group 2, group 2+, group 3, group 3+ and Naphthenics
  • In China, the report covers both local and imported prices in group 1, 2 and 3 grades. Prices are largely ex-tank prices in East China, South China and North China
  • The Middle East report quotes Group 1 SN150 CFR UAE and SN150 FOB Iran prices, as well as Group 1 SN500 CFR UAE and SN500 FOB Iran prices

Active Documents

Base Oils Methodology Consultation 2023


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 – 7 May 2024


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 […]