August 1997

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Lube oil basestock markets to change

The North American lube oil basestocks business will undergo more supply and demand changes in the next decade than the industry has seen in the last twenty years, according to a recent study by Kline..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The North American lube oil basestocks business will undergo more supply and demand changes in the next decade than the industry has seen in the last twenty years, according to a recent study by Kline & Co. "The Changing Face of the Lube Oil Basestocks Business, Vol. 2" provides an analysis of the North American basestocks business. Recent changes in this business, including depressed prices, mergers, acquisitions, and company exits, are expected to continu e at an unprecedented pace over the next few years. In addition, basestock and finished lubricant manufacturers face new challenges in meeting increasingly stringent performance requirements, while competing in a market

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