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Briefly Noted

Briefly Noted

ChemPointbegan distributingChemturas calcium sulfonate complex greases to customers across North America beginning Jan. …

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Asia Base Oil Price Report

Mixed price trends were observed in the base oil market in Asia. High-viscosity grades remained under downward pressure, …

Hainan Handi Set to Expand

Hainan Handi Set to Expand

Chinas Hainan Handi Sunshine Petrochemical Co. is preparing to build a base oil plant that will increase its capacity fr …

Sri Lanka Loosens Market

Sri Lanka Loosens Market

The Sri Lankan government has decided to increase the number of companies licensed to supply lubricants. Industry inside …

Briefly Noted

Briefly Noted

South Koreas SK Lubricants will supply 280,000 barrels per year of factory-fill engine oil and automatic transmission fl …

Whats on Q8s Plate?

Whats on Q8s Plate?

Q8Oils has become a major player in Western Europe and plans to do the same in the U.S., China and Middle East.

Russias Base Oil Producers Slow to Modernize

Russias Base Oil Producers Slow to Modernize

Russias base oil production is sorely in need of upgrading, but many improvement projects are behind schedule or on hold …

Publishers Letter

Publishers Letter

Nancy DeMarco introduces Lube Report Asia.

Marketing Matters

Marketing Matters

Anuj Kumar forecasts the Western European base oil market.

Base Oil Report

Base Oil Report

Ray Masson discusses the future of base oil traders.

Transportation Trends

Transportation Trends

Nancy DeMarco provides updates on GMs Dexos specification and the lubricants market in East Africa.

Newsmakers

Newsmakers

Product News

Product News

ASTM Adopts Safer BrookfieldTannas Co. has developed a non-liquid bath version of the Scanning Brookfield Technique for …

Last Word

Last Word

Fast-growing East Africa is attracting huge international interest, and its lubricant industry is keeping pace, with mul …

PNA Launches Group II Plant

PNA Launches Group II Plant

Naphthenic base oil producer Panjin Northern Asphalt has opened a paraffinic Group II plant in northern China. The new f …

Briefly Noted

Briefly Noted

Sharjah National Lube Oilbecame an official distributor of ExxonMobil Group I Core base stocks in the U.A.E. and surroun …

Transformer Oils Hitch Ride Overseas

Transformer Oils Hitch Ride Overseas

Chinas Sinopec has found a way to get its transformer oil sold in other countries – by tying in with Chinese transformer …

Japanese Suppliers Look Abroad

Japanese Suppliers Look Abroad

Japan’s economy has been expanding, which should mean opportunity in one of the world’s largest lubricant markets. Even …