Lubricants

As Quoted In Lubes'n'Greases - Lube Report

US demand to approach 2.5 billion gallons in 2020

US demand for lubricants will rise slowly through 2020, with advances in industrial applications offsetting continued declines in light vehicle lubricant demand. Despite its maturity, the US lubricant industry will continue to experience significant change. The introduction of new standards and technologies, evolving regulatory requirements, and increasing customer demands for longer lasting, high performance products will all have an impact on base stock selection and supply, product formulation, and consumption trends. In general, growth in the US lubricant industry will be broad-based, with all major product types experiencing increases despite the trend toward lengthening fluid change intervals.

Motor vehicle market to continue declining

According to Lubricants, a new report from The Freedonia Group, the US motor vehicle industry is undergoing a period of technological innovation and development, driven in part by federal regulations that require vehicle manufacturers to increase the fuel efficiency of their fleets. New smaller, but still more powerful engines will increasingly require engine oils made from advanced basestocks and additive packages. At the same time, vehicle manufacturer efforts to reduce maintenance needs by lengthening engine oil and transmission fluid drain intervals will have a dampening effect on lubricant demand. This will be most apparent in the light vehicle market where declines in lubricant consumption will continue throughout the forecast period. However, these trends will also restrain demand growth in the medium- and heavy- duty, as well as off-road, vehicle markets.

Commercial, industrial markets to fare better

Lubricant demand in commercial and industrial applications will fare better, with efficiency improvements offset by higher output levels. At the same time, advances in manufacturing processes will require lubricants that can stand up to more severe operating environments. While this will lead to the increased adoption of more advanced API Group II and III, as well as synthetic, basestocks, lubricant formulators will also need to contend with federal efforts to further restrict and remove from market the use of chlorinated paraffins.

Process oils to have best growth prospects

Freedonia projects that process oils will have the best growth prospects based on their direct consumption during the production process. Metalworking fluids will also experience above average growth, reflecting continued gains in motor vehicle production and the manufacturing sector as a whole. Many products will also increasingly make use of re-refined and biobased basestocks, reflecting state and federal efforts to increase the environmental friendliness of the lubricant industry.

Study coverage

Lubricants presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) and forecasts (2020 and 2025) by basestock, formulation, product and market. The study also considers market environment factors, details the industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 US industry competitors.

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  1. Lubricants

    $5,400.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $109.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $115.00

      1. Table | LUBRICANT DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,394.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $131.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Manufacturing Outlook

        $175.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Spending Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Motor Vehicle Outlook

        $138.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

      6. 3.6 Crude Oil & Refined Petroleum Products Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | OIL & GAS PRODUCTION & CONSUMPTION

      7. 3.7 Lubricant Additives Overview

        $91.00

      8. 3.8 Historical Market Trends

        $96.00

        1. Table | LUBRICANT MARKET, 2005-2015

        2. CHART II-1 LUBRICANT MARKET, 2005-2015

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED LUBRICANT PRICING

      10. 3.10 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

        $287.00

        1. 3.10.1 Biobased Lubricants

          $82.00

        2. 3.10.2 Recycling

          $82.00

        3. 3.10.3 Re-Refining

          $82.00

      11. 3.11 Motor Vehicle Lubricant Classification & Testing

        $86.00

      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade

        $90.00

        1. Table | US FINISHED LUBRICANT FOREIGN TRADE

      13. 3.13 International Activity

        $82.00

    4. 4 LUBRICANT BASESTOCKS

      $614.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $108.00

        1. Table | LUBRICANT BASESTOCK DEMAND

        2. CHART III-1 LUBRICANT PRODUCTION FLOWCHART

      2. 4.2 Petroleum Base Oils

        $275.00

        1. CHART III-2 PETROLEUM BASE OIL REFINING FLOWCHART

        2. 4.2.1 Petroleum Base Oil Supply & Demand

          $117.00

          1. Table | PETROLEUM BASE OIL SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. CHART III-3 PETROLEUM BASE OIL DEMAND BY TYPE, 2005-2025

        3. 4.2.2 Refining Capacity

          $82.00

          1. Table | US PETROLEUM BASE OIL REFINING CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2015

          2. CHART III-4 US PETROLEUM BASE OIL REFINING CAPACITY BY COMPANY, 2015

      3. 4.3 Nonconventional Basestocks

        $231.00

        1. Table | NONCONVENTIONAL BASESTOCK DEMAND

        2. 4.3.1 Synthetic Base Fluids

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.2 Re-Refined Base Oils

          $82.00

        4. 4.3.3 Biobased Oils

          $82.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

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      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | LUBRICANT DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART IV-1 LUBRICANT DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015

      2. 5.2 Lubricant Formulations

        $465.00

        1. Table | LUBRICANT DEMAND BY FORMULATION

        2. CHART IV-2 LUBRICANT DEMAND BY FORMULATION, 2015

        3. 5.2.1 Conventional

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONVENTIONAL LUBRICANT DEMAND

        4. 5.2.2 Synthetic

          $145.00

          1. Table | SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT DEMAND

        5. 5.2.3 Re-Refined

          $82.00

          1. Table | RE-REFINED LUBRICANT DEMAND

        6. 5.2.4 Biobased

          $106.00

          1. Table | BIOBASED LUBRICANT DEMAND

      3. 5.3 Engine Oils

        $393.00

        1. Table | ENGINE OIL DEMAND

        2. 5.3.1 Motor Vehicle Engine Oil Demand

          $100.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINE OIL DEMAND BY TYPE

        3. 5.3.2 Light Vehicle Engine Oil Viscosity Grades

          $89.00

          1. Table | LIGHT VEHICLE ENGINE OIL DEMAND BY VISCOSITY GRADE

          2. CHART IV-3 LIGHT VEHICLE ENGINE OIL DEMAND BY VISCOSITY GRADE, 2005-2025

        4. 5.3.3 Other Engine Oils

          $84.00

          1. Table | OTHER ENGINE OIL DEMAND

      4. 5.4 Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids

        $505.00

        1. Table | TRANSMISSION & HYDRAULIC FLUID DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-4 TRANSMISSION & HYDRAULIC FLUID DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015

        3. 5.4.1 Industrial Hydraulic Fluids

          $143.00

          1. Table | INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC FLUID DEMAND

        4. 5.4.2 Automatic Transmission Fluids

          $150.00

          1. Table | AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID DEMAND

        5. 5.4.3 Tractor Hydraulic & Transmission Fluids

          $82.00

          1. Table | TRACTOR HYDRAULIC FLUID DEMAND

        6. 5.4.4 Other Transmission and Hydraulic Fluids

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER TRANSMISSION & HYDRAULIC FLUID DEMAND

      5. 5.5 Process Oils

        $463.00

        1. Table | PROCESS OIL DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-5 PROCESS OIL DEMAND BY TYPE, 2015

        3. 5.5.1 Rubber Oils

          $82.00

          1. Table | RUBBER OIL DEMAND

        4. 5.5.2 White Oils

          $95.00

          1. Table | WHITE OIL DEMAND

        5. 5.5.3 Electrical Oils

          $129.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL OIL DEMAND

        6. 5.5.4 Other Process Oils

          $95.00

          1. Table | OTHER PROCESS OIL DEMAND

      6. 5.6 Metalworking Fluids

        $299.00

        1. Table | METALWORKING FLUID DEMAND

        2. 5.6.1 Product Characteristics

          $145.00

        3. 5.6.2 Suppliers

          $82.00

      7. 5.7 General Industrial Oils

        $276.00

        1. Table | GENERAL INDUSTRIAL OIL DEMAND

        2. 5.7.1 Turbine Oils

          $84.00

          1. Table | TURBINE OIL DEMAND

        3. 5.7.2 Other General Industrial Oils

          $125.00

          1. Table | OTHER GENERAL INDUSTRIAL OIL DEMAND

      8. 5.8 Gear Oils

        $262.00

        1. Table | GEAR OIL DEMAND

        2. 5.8.1 Vehicle & Equipment Gear Oils

          $95.00

        3. 5.8.2 Industrial Gear Oils

          $119.00

      9. 5.9 Greases

        $186.00

        1. Table | GREASE DEMAND

        2. 5.9.1 Industrial Greases

          $82.00

        3. 5.9.2 Vehicle & Equipment Greases

          $82.00

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $4,275.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | LUBRICANT DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 LUBRICANT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

      2. 6.2 Light Vehicles

        $725.00

        1. 6.2.1 Light Vehicle Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | LIGHT VEHICLE INDICATORS

        2. 6.2.2 Light Vehicle Lubricant Demand

          $213.00

          1. Table | LIGHT VEHICLE LUBRICANT DEMAND BY TYPE

        3. 6.2.3 Light Vehicle Engine Oil Outlets

          $377.00

          1. Table | LIGHT VEHICLE ENGINE OIL DEMAND BY OUTLET

      3. 6.3 Commercial & Industrial

        $986.00

        1. Table | COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANT DEMAND

        2. CHART V-2 COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

        3. 6.3.1 Agriculture

          $303.00

          1. Table | AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS

          2. Table | AGRICULTURAL LUBRICANT DEMAND

        4. 6.3.2 Electricity Generation

          $239.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICITY GENERATION

          2. Table | ELECTRICITY GENERATION LUBRICANT DEMAND

        5. 6.3.3 Construction

          $190.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LUBRICANT DEMAND

        6. 6.3.4 Oil & Gas Production

          $103.00

          1. Table | OIL & GAS LUBRICANT DEMAND

        7. 6.3.5 Other Commercial & Industrial Markets

          $99.00

          1. Table | OTHER COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANT DEMAND

      4. 6.4 Nondurable Goods Manufacturing

        $1,083.00

        1. Table | NONDURABLE GOODS LUBRICANT DEMAND

        2. CHART V-3 NONDURABLE GOODS LUBRICANT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

        3. 6.4.1 Plastics & Rubber

          $164.00

          1. Table | PLASTICS & RUBBER DEMAND

          2. Table | PLASTICS & RUBBER LUBRICANT DEMAND

        4. 6.4.2 Food & Beverages

          $296.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE LUBRICANT DEMAND

        5. 6.4.3 Cosmetics & Toiletries

          $179.00

          1. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | COSMETIC & TOILETRY LUBRICANT DEMAND

        6. 6.4.4 Chemicals

          $188.00

          1. Table | CHEMICAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | CHEMICAL INDUSTRY LUBRICANT DEMAND

        7. 6.4.5 Paper & Textiles

          $159.00

          1. Table | PAPER & TEXTILE PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | PAPER & TEXTILE LUBRICANT DEMAND

        8. 6.4.6 Other Nondurable Goods Manufacturing

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER NONDURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING LUBRICANT DEMAND

      5. 6.5 Transportation Equipment

        $783.00

        1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT LUBRICANT DEMAND

        2. CHART V-4 TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT LUBRICANT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

        3. 6.5.1 Heavy-Duty Trucks & Buses

          $213.00

          1. Table | HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK & BUS INDICATORS

          2. Table | HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK & BUS LUBRICANT DEMAND

        4. 6.5.2 Marine Equipment

          $167.00

          1. Table | WATERBORNE COMMERCE INDICATORS

          2. Table | MARINE LUBRICANT DEMAND

        5. 6.5.3 Railroad Equipment

          $139.00

          1. Table | RAILROAD TRANSPORTATION INDICATORS

          2. Table | RAILROAD LUBRICANT DEMAND

        6. 6.5.4 Aerospace Equipment

          $140.00

          1. Table | AIRCRAFT IN SERVICE

          2. Table | AEROSPACE LUBRICANT DEMAND

        7. 6.5.5 Other Transportation Equipment

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT LUBRICANT DEMAND

      6. 6.6 Durable Goods Manufacturing

        $629.00

        1. Table | DURABLE GOODS LUBRICANT DEMAND

        2. CHART V-5 DURABLE GOODS LUBRICANT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

        3. 6.6.1 Machinery

          $175.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | MACHINERY PRODUCTION LUBRICANT DEMAND

        4. 6.6.2 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

          $210.00

          1. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT OEM LUBRICANT DEMAND

        5. 6.6.3 Metals

          $150.00

          1. Table | METAL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | METAL PRODUCTION LUBRICANT DEMAND

        6. 6.6.4 Other Durable Goods Manufacturing

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER DURABLE GOODS MANUFACTURING LUBRICANT DEMAND

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,434.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $91.00

        1. Table | US LUBRICANT SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $199.00

        1. CHART VI-1 US FINISHED LUBRICANT MARKET SHARE, 2015

      4. 7.4 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $113.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 7.5 Competitive Strategies

        $184.00

        1. 7.5.1 Low Cost Production

          $82.00

        2. 7.5.2 Strategic Partnerships

          $110.00

          1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      6. 7.6 Marketing

        $196.00

        1. 7.6.1 Industrial Lubricant Marketing Strategies

          $82.00

        2. 7.6.2 Automotive Lubricant Marketing Strategies

          $136.00

      7. 7.7 Distribution

        $100.00

      8. 7.8 Refining & Blending

        $84.00

      9. 7.9 Company Profiles

        $4,697.00

        1. 7.9.1 Albemarle Corporation

          $82.00

        2. 7.9.2 AMSOIL Incorporated

          $138.00

        3. 7.9.3 Ashland Incorporated

          $188.00

        4. 7.9.4 BP plc

          $305.00

        5. 7.9.5 Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP

          $315.00

        6. 7.9.6 Chemours Company

          $82.00

        7. 7.9.7 Chemtura Corporation

          $121.00

        8. 7.9.8 Chevron Corporation

          $228.00

        9. 7.9.9 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC

          $82.00

        10. 7.9.10 Clean Harbors Incorporated

          $140.00

        11. 7.9.11 Croda International plc

          $122.00

        12. 7.9.12 Dow Chemical Company

          $155.00

        13. 7.9.13 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $82.00

        14. 7.9.14 Eastman Chemical Company

          $177.00

        15. 7.9.15 Ergon Incorporated

          $82.00

        16. 7.9.16 Exxon Mobil Corporation

          $197.00

        17. 7.9.17 FUCHS Petrolub AG

          $139.00

        18. 7.9.18 Henkel AG & Company KGaA

          $105.00

        19. 7.9.19 Heritage-Crystal Clean Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 7.9.20 HollyFrontier Corporation

          $82.00

        21. 7.9.21 Houghton International Incorporated

          $92.00

        22. 7.9.22 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $142.00

        23. 7.9.23 LyondellBasell Industries NV

          $82.00

        24. 7.9.24 Martin Midstream Partners LP

          $131.00

        25. 7.9.25 Martin Resource Management Corporation

          $93.00

        26. 7.9.26 Milacron Holdings Corporation

          $107.00

        27. 7.9.27 PBF Energy Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 7.9.28 Petróleos de Venezuela SA

          $111.00

        29. 7.9.29 Phillips 66

          $224.00

        30. 7.9.30 Quaker Chemical Corporation

          $171.00

        31. 7.9.31 Renewable Lubricants Incorporated

          $82.00

        32. 7.9.32 Royal Dutch Shell plc

          $159.00

        33. 7.9.33 San Joaquin Refining Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        34. 7.9.34 Sonneborn LLC

          $82.00

        35. 7.9.35 Suncor Energy Incorporated

          $139.00

        36. 7.9.36 Total SA

          $121.00

        37. 7.9.37 Valero Energy Corporation

          $82.00

        38. 7.9.38 Vertex Energy Incorporated

          $82.00

        39. 7.9.39 Warren Oil Company Incorporated

          $82.00

      10. 7.10 Additional Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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