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Updated to Q4 2016
The Americas base oil market in December 2016 is almost the opposite of the market at the same time last year. While the 2015 year-end was characterised by sinking crude oil prices and base oil posted price reductions, the fourth quarter of 2016 has been largely stable for posted base oil prices.
Domestic market prices in the US have softened over the quarter, mainly because of tapered demand due to the seasonal slowdown. Pockets of supply length in light grades both in Group I and Group II also contributed to the softer domestic pricing. However, Group II 600 heavy grade supply is tight in the US, said to be underpinned by challenges at one producer’s refinery.
The US domestic market remains loosely in balance, with active contract exporting for Group II base oils to Europe and South America a significant contributing factor.
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