ICIS Webinar: Americas’ Mid-year Base Oils Trends


As ample base oils supply tightened during the first-half of 2017, base oils prices went up, while crude oil prices slipped. Although Group II base oils has been the industry pacesetter, the importance of Group III is picking up.

Join Judith Taylor, ICIS Senior Editor Manager, as she gives a mid-year review of the Base Oils market and a glimpse of what to expect for the rest of the year.

Key points of the webinar include:

  • Tight supply defined first-half market
  • Supply/demand trumped crude oil
  • Second-half outlook


Judith Taylor

Judith Taylor
ICIS Senior Editor

Judith Taylor is a 16 year ICIS Senior Editor with experience covering a wide range of markets. She currently has responsibility for the US Base Oils portfolio, including coverage of paraffinic waxes.

Ms. Taylor covered the oleochemical markets for over 10 years and has industry background in surfactant chemistry and biodiesel. She is well known in the sector for expertise on chemical pricing dynamics and logistics, and has experience as an industry speaker.

Ms. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

The 2nd North American Industrial Lubricants Congress

The 2nd North American Industrial lubricants Congress

The ICIS & ELGI North American Industrial Lubricants Congress provides the ultimate platform to discuss and debate the key challenges facing the sector. Take a deep dive into specific applications and the impact of REACH regulation and registration on the availability of chemicals, and the formulations they supply, this is the only event of its type covering both technical and commercial topics.

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13th ICIS Pan-American Base Oils and Lubricants Conference

29 November – 1 December

13th Pan American Base Oils and Lubricants Conference

The conference is the most important date in the industry’s diary.

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  • What are the regional market dynamics and how will political and economic uncertainty in some countries affect global trade flows?
  • How is the specification of Group III evolving and what does the future of base oils classification look like?

Get answers to these questions and many more at this essential industry forum.

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