November 2018

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Refining—The evolving base oil industry: The Group 1 shift

In April, ExxonMobil launched its 2018 Basestocks Industry Pulse Report. Supported by survey responses from 300 base oil decision makers around the world, the report reveals their own perspectives into the key market trends and industry drivers in the base oils business.

Walko, T., ExxonMobil

In April, ExxonMobil launched its 2018 Basestocks Industry Pulse Report. Supported by survey responses from 300 base oil decision makers around the world, the report reveals their own perspectives into the key market trends and industry drivers in the base oils business. Part 1 of this series, featured in the September issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, provided an overview of the base oils industry and opinions from survey responders on important topics, including base oil grades, the future of electric cars and API standards. Part 2 discusses the value of Group 1 base oils. Over the next 10 yr, the lubricant industry is anticipating a number of changes requiring lubricant manufacturers, and

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