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Updated to Q2 2017
The second-quarter 2017 Americas base oil market saw posted price increases follow earlier first-quarter increases, surprisingly not fostered by crude oil price direction. Second-quarter posted increases began late April, but ExxonMobil’s increase of 20 cents/gal up on all its grades excepting brightstock had an effective date of 1 May, underscoring the solid foundation of the increase moves. ExxonMobil went up 15 cents/gal on its brightstock prices, with all the increases implemented during May and upheld by tight supply across the global market. Three maintenance turnarounds at key US Gulf coast refineries stymied supply in the Americas, while a huge unplanned outage at Shell’s Qatar plant at Ras Lafans hit the global market. Group II supply went severely tight and Group III was in nearly the same situation. Supply was tight throughout the second quarter, with heavy grades most affected. Export options are limited for spot cargoes.
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