Re-refining in North America: Drivers for Growth
Presented by Blake Eskew
IHS Downstream Energy Research and Consulting
The North American re-refining
industry is driven by trends in lubricants markets, base oil markets, fuels
markets, and the changing competitive landscape. Tight oil and gas development
is changing the fundamentals of crude oil and natural gas supply as well as
fuels refinery competitiveness. Product exports are robust, but the outlook for
domestic consumption is weak. This presentation will address these and other
key trends and drivers shaping the outlook for North American re-refining.
Blake Eskew is a Vice President in the Houston office of IHS Downstream Energy Research and Consulting. Blake joined IHS with the acquisition of Purvin & Gertz, Inc., a leading global downstream energy consulting company, in November 2011. He focuses on providing market analysis, strategic business analysis, and acquisition/project development support to the crude oil, refined product, base oil, and lubricant industries.
Before joining Purvin & Gertz in 1989, Blake worked in a number of planning, economics and technical positions with Conoco and the Ethyl Corporation.
He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin and an MBA from Columbia University.