Expansions & Upgrades

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NPG Plant Slated for Nanjing

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2014

BASF and Sinopec will build a neopentylglycol plant at their joint venture petrochemicals complex in Nanjing, China. NPG ...

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Infineum Expands Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - May 20, 2014

Infineum unveiled a major expansion at its plant in Singapore Wednesday, and the chemical additive company said it is al ...

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DDDA Plant Planned in Malaysia

Lube Report Asia - May 20, 2014

U.S. biotech company Verdezyne Inc. has reached a preliminary agreement to build a factory in Malaysia to manufacture do ...

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Gazprom Expands Siberia Plant

Lube Report Asia - April 22, 2014

Gazprom Neft has finished the second upgrade of its lubricant blending production in Omsk, Western Siberia.

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Fuchs Builds Plant in Australia

Lube Report Asia - April 15, 2014

Fuchs Petrolub announced that its Australian subsidiary will build a lubricant blending plant in Beresfield, New South W ...

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Balmer Lawrie Shakes off Dust

Lube Report Asia - April 15, 2014

Balmer Lawrie & Co., Indias grand old grease company, is trying to shake off some dust. In the midst of a multi-plant pl ...

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Cosmo Shrinks Yokkaichi Base Oil Plant

Lube Report Asia - April 8, 2014

Cosmo Oil Co. said last week that it has reduced capacity of its base oil plant in Yokkaichi, Japan. The change is due t ...

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Shell Opens Shanghai Technology Center

Lube Report Asia - April 1, 2014

Shell opened a 1.8 billion (U.S. $290 million) lubricant technology center in Shanghai last week. The worlds largest lub ...

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Lube Blending Declines Down Under

Lube Report Asia - March 18, 2014

The number of lubricant blending plants in Australia continues to shrink. High expenses for imported raw materials, risi ...

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Pertamina Builds Lube Plants

Lube Report Asia - March 18, 2014

Indonesias state energy company, Pertamina, announced last week it will build a lubricant blending plant and a grease pl ...

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SK-Pertamina Plant Slated to Expand

Lube Report Asia - March 4, 2014

SK Lubricants and Pertamina plan to expand their API Group III base oil plant in Dumai, Indonesia by 50 percent next yea ...

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Hyundai Oilbank-Shell Moves Toward Opening

Lube Report Asia - February 18, 2014

A new player is scheduled this year to join the ranks of South Korean base oil suppliers. An API Group II plant being bu ...

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Pakistani Distributor Builds Plant

Lube Report Asia - February 18, 2014

Hi-Tech Lubricants Ltd. held a ceremony last week marking the start of construction for a lubricant packaging plant in L ...

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Gulf Builds, Expands Blend Plants

Lube Report Asia - February 11, 2014

Gulf Oil Corp. Ltd. plans to construct a blending plant in or near Chennai, India. Officials say the business will also ...

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Motorbike Retailer Builds Blend Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 28, 2014

Indonesian motorcycle retailer PT Mitra Pinasthika Mulia plans to use proceeds from a recent stock offering to build a n ...

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Recycling Plant Opens in Malaysia

Lube Report Asia - January 28, 2014

Hiap Huat Holdings opened its third and largest waste oil recycling plant last week. Located in Pulau Indah, Malaysia, t ...

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Hainan Handi Set to Expand

Lube Report Asia - January 14, 2014

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

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PNA Launches Group II Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2014

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