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Which margin levers impact Group I and Group II base stock competitiveness?—Part 2

07.01.2014  |  Moncrieff, I.,  Kline and Co., Inc., Parsippany, New Jersey

Keywords: [base stocks] [Group I] [Group II] [refining] [overcapacity] [lube] [feedstock] [distillate] [FCC]

This is the second in a two-part series assessing the struggle taking place between Group I and Group II/III for market control and price formation in the global base stocks industry. Part I provided observations on the salient events of the recent past and their impact on the changes in profitability for Group I and Group II plants in their core markets.

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