Russian sanctions: impacts on US base oils supply and prices


Russian invasion of Ukraine and associated sanctions on oil and gas, as well as the threat of a global macroeconomic crisis, continue to loom over the base oils market. Lack of supply of Russian base oils plus a more significant driver – lack of gasoil – will result in many refiners prioritising gasoil production over base oils production to meet strong distillate demand. Tight markets are likely to persist in 2023.

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