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London, 28 March 2024 – ICIS, a global source of commodity intelligence, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Base Oil News, a premier news outlet dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of the base oils and lubricants market. Founded by industry expert Iain Pocock, this collaboration marks a significant milestone in the dissemination and exchange of critical market data and insights.

With over two decades of journalistic experience at Bloomberg, Reuters, and Argus Media, Iain Pocock brings unparalleled expertise to this partnership. His deep understanding of illiquid energy markets makes him a credible and influential figure in the industry. Since November 2023, Iain has been working closely with ICIS to share and exchange valuable data and insights, enhancing the services both platforms offer to the base oils and lubricants market.

As part of this collaboration, Iain has access to and integrates ICIS’ extensive content and data resources in Base Oil News market coverage. In return, he contributes base oils market insights to ICIS News, including expert and often exclusive commentary on supply and demand dynamics, price margins, and other critical market developments. This exchange ensures that subscribers of both ICIS and Base Oil News have access to the most comprehensive, timely, and accurate market information, empowering them to make informed decisions.

“It’s a very exciting partnership – where we leverage each other’s strengths and provide actionable insights to our customers,” said Iain Pocock, Founder of Base Oil News. “The market is the winner.”

“This collaboration with Iain Pocock and Base Oil News strengthens our ability to serve the petrochemical and energy markets with accuracy and depth,” said Ashley Byford-Bates, Chief Content Officer at ICIS. “Iain’s expertise and extensive industry connections are invaluable, and we look forward to a fruitful partnership that benefits our customers and the market at large.”

For the latest insights from Iain Pocock on ICIS News, visit ICIS News.


About ICIS

ICISICIS – Independent Commodity Intelligence Services – helps businesses through seamlessly delivering data and analytics, across the chemical, fertilizer and energy markets. A trusted source and benchmark for price information and insight across key commodities markets worldwide. Our independent, transparent market intelligence informs thousands of quality decisions every day, taking the pressure out of negotiations and giving customers space for more innovative thinking, through published datasets including price assessments, price forecasts, supply and demand fundamentals and more. Over 150 years of shaping the world by connecting markets to optimize the world’s valuable resources. With a global team of more than 600 experts, ICIS has employees based in London, New York, Houston, Karlsruhe, Milan, Barcelona, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo and Perth.

ICIS is part of RELX, a FTSE 15 company with a market cap of £64bn and an employee base of over 35,000 experts across 40 countries.


About RELX

RELX GroupRELX is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom almost half are in North America. RELX PLC is a London listed holding company which owns 52.9% of RELX Group. RELX NV is an Amsterdam listed holding company which owns 47.1% of RELX Group. The shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX and RENX. Total market capitalisation is approximately £64bn | €75bn | $81bn