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Utility Buying Emery’s Asian Unit

Lube Report Asia - August 20, 2021

The joint venture owners of esters supplier Emery Oleochemicals have agreed to sell the Asia-Pacific portion of that bus ...

Paper Spotlights Counterfeiting

Paper Spotlights Counterfeiting

Lube Report Asia - August 20, 2021

Ten percent of the lubricants consumed globally are counterfeit, according to a white paper published last week by the A ...

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Australia Court: Wind Down Hydrodec

Lube Report Asia - July 16, 2021

A court last month ordered that transformer oil rerefiner Hydrodec Group’s dormant Australian subsidiary be wound down ...

Ampol Starts Blending Mobil Lubes

Ampol Starts Blending Mobil Lubes

Lube Report Asia - June 25, 2021

Ampol said this week that it had formally commenced production and supply of Mobil lubricants at its lubricant manufactu ...

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Ampol to Continue Lytton Operations

Lube Report Asia - May 21, 2021

Ampol announced Monday that it will keep open its Lytton, Australia, refinery – which includes a finished lubricant bl ...

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Pertamina Expanding in Thailand, Australia

Lube Report Asia - April 2, 2021

Pertamina continues to working to expand lubricant sales overseas, with particular attention to Australia and Thailand. ...

China Leads Wind Energy Charge

China Leads Wind Energy Charge

Lube Report Asia - March 26, 2021

Asia-Pacific’s wind power capacity reached almost 56 gigawatts in 2020, a 78% increase from 2019, according to data re ...

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Australian Court Backs Southern Oil

Lube Report Asia - February 5, 2021

An Australian court last week ruled in favor of Australian rerefiner Southern Oil Refining in its litigation against tra ...

2020: Busy Beyond Pandemic

2020: Busy Beyond Pandemic

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic was the biggest news in any industry in 2020, but the region’s lubricant markets had plenty of o ...

ExxonMobil, Ampol Ally in Australia

ExxonMobil, Ampol Ally in Australia

Lube Report Asia - October 2, 2020

Ampol will blend, distribute and market Mobil lubricants in Australia under a marketing alliance with ExxonMobil announc ...

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Aussie Group Checks Performance Claims

Lube Report Asia - August 28, 2020

The Australia Lubricant Association has begun a program aimed at identifying products that do not meet marketing claims ...

Couche-Tard Halts Caltex Aussie Bid

Couche-Tard Halts Caltex Aussie Bid

Lube Report Asia - April 24, 2020

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has put on hold plans for a revised proposal to acquire Caltex Australia, citing economic ...

Fuchs to Shift Nulon Manufacturing

Fuchs to Shift Nulon Manufacturing

Lube Report Asia - January 24, 2020

Fuchs Petrolub will relocate production of recently acquired Nulon-branded lubricants to its own facilities in the state ...

Lube Association Forms in Australia

Lube Association Forms in Australia

Lube Report Asia - January 10, 2020

The newly created Australian Lubricant Association plans to set up processes to verify labels and standardization of lub ...

Chevron Ending License with Caltex Australia

Chevron Ending License with Caltex Australia

Lube Report Asia - December 27, 2019

Caltex Australia will rebrand its operations after Chevron notified the company that it cannot use the Caltex brand on i ...

Viva Buys Out Liberty Wholesale Business

Viva Buys Out Liberty Wholesale Business

Lube Report Asia - December 13, 2019

Viva Energy, Shells exclusive lubricants distributor in Australia, has completed its purchase of the remaining 50 percen ...

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Caltex Australia Rejects Takeover Bid

Lube Report Asia - December 6, 2019

Caltex Australia, one of Australias biggest lubricants and grease suppliers, rejected an unsolicited A$8.6 billion (U.S. ...