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Fire Erupts at TonenGenerals Base Oil Refinery

Lube Report Asia - January 24, 2017

A large fire broke out Sunday in the base oil plant at TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K.s refinery in Arida city, Wakayama Prefec ...

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Tianhe Perceives End of Two-year Probe

Lube Report Asia - January 17, 2017

Having resolved internal control concerns raised by its auditors recently concluded review, Tianhe Chemicals Group said ...

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Tianhe’s Forensic Auditor Gives Thumbs Up

Lube Report Asia - November 8, 2016

A forensic accountant hired to investigate questions raised about Tianhe Chemicals 2014 financial records found no fraud ...

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Hanjin Troubles Disrupt Lube Supplier

Lube Report Asia - September 27, 2016

The recent bankruptcy filing of South Korean shipping giant Hanjin Shipping Co. has caused a Singapore lubricant supplie ...

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Tianhe Told to Hire Forensic Accountant

Lube Report Asia - November 10, 2015

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has told Tianhe Chemicals that it must hire a forensic accountant to address questions abou ...

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Trading of China Rerun Suspended

Lube Report Asia - October 13, 2015

China Rerun Chemical said a London stock exchange acted precipitously suspending trading of its stock last week after th ...

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Total Resumes Shipping in Tianjin

Lube Report Asia - September 8, 2015

Total Lubmarine, the marine lubricants arm of French energy giant Total, said its shipping activity in Chinas Tianjin po ...

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Tianjin Blast Shakes Lube Ops

Lube Report Asia - August 18, 2015

Local government in Tianjin, China, suspended port traffic following Wednesdays deadly warehouse explosions at the north ...

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Shell Not Yet Out of Pandacan

Lube Report Asia - August 4, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell said it has not yet left the Pandacan Oil Depot in Manila, despite the passing of a deadline set by lo ...

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Fire Damages Depot, Veedol Lubes

Lube Report Asia - April 28, 2015

An April 9 fire damaged an Ahmedabad, India, depot owned by a distributor of Tide Water Oil Co., burning approximately R ...

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Trading of Tianhe Stock Suspended

Lube Report Asia - March 31, 2015

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange suspended trading of Tianhe Chemicals Group Ltd. shares Thursday. Tianhe said it requested ...

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CPC-Shell Explosion Kills One

Lube Report Asia - March 24, 2015

An explosion occurred two weeks ago during deconstruction of CPC-Shell Lubricants base oils plant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ...

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Handi Postpones Expansion

Lube Report Asia - December 9, 2014

Chinese base stock supplier Hainan Handi Sunshine Petrochemical Co. must delay plans to expand its refinery on Yangpu Pe ...

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DongHao Seeks Way out of Crisis

Lube Report Asia - November 25, 2014

Working to emerge from a financial crisis, Chinese lubricant marketer DongHao Oil Group is receiving financial support f ...

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Russia Seizes Counterfeit Imports

Lube Report Asia - October 21, 2014

The customs agency for Russias Far East has in recent months intercepted substantial volumes of counterfeit motor oils i ...

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Floods Starve Indias Lube Sales

Lube Report Asia - September 2, 2014

Lubricants sales have dropped approximately 40 percent in north and central India, partly due to monsoon flooding during ...

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Kazakh Lube Plant Postponed

Lube Report Asia - September 2, 2014

Lukoil said it will halt construction of its blending plant in Kazakhstan due to the countrys restrictions on base oil i ...

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Doing Business Amid Ukraines Chaos

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 18, 2014

Agrinol has endured the countrys widespread corruption and political unrest to forge a successful business, serving Cent ...