The Collapse in Crude Oil Prices: How is it Impacting Base Oil and Lubricants Markets?

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kline releases a white paper on how the performance of crude oil prices impacting base oil and finished lubricant markets across the globe.

Price volatility on the global commodity markets is an accepted fact of life, but when does short-term volatility become a trend, and what are the underlying causes behind that trend? It is hard enough to analyze those effects in mainstream oil markets because of the wide separation between cost and value, but even more challenging when assessing short-term dynamics in specialty products markets, such as those for base oils and lubricants.
In this paper, we will address several topics:

1. The Collapse in Crude Oil and Refined Products Pricing
2. Apparent Trends in Near-term Lube Oil Consumption
3. Impacts on Base Oil Production and Profitability
4. Impacts on Margins in Lube Marketing

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Kline is a leading expert in the energy industry with deep knowledge of the challenges and opportunities for energy companies. Our dedicated global Energy team is well versed in critical business issues affecting key sectors including petroleum, natural gas and NGLs, alternative energy, and power generation. We possess a particularly deep knowledge of petroleum markets, namely lubricants and related specialty products. Expertise extends across the complete oil and natural gas value chain, critical to helping clients develop strategies in upstream and downstream markets.

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Eric Pimenta
Marketing Communications
(973) 435-3435


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