Asia-Pacific

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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. ...

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Canadian Company Swoops in for Caltex Australia

Lube Report Asia - November 29, 2019

Canadian convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard has made a takeover offer for Caltex Australia, one of Aust ...

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Sinopec Increases Sales in Australia

Lube Report Asia - October 25, 2019

Sinopec reported last week that its lubricant sales in Australia were up more than 30 percent through the first nine mon ...

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When Australian Grease Goes Bad

Lubes'n'Greases - August 19, 2019

After two recalls in Australia this year, grease makers examine how products can slip through the cracks of sophisticate ...

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Hydrodec Unveils Sale Details for Australian Assets

Lube Report Asia - August 16, 2019

United Kingdom-based Hydrodec Group this week unveiled details of the sale of its Australian hydrotreater - to its bigge ...

Asian Markets Shifting to Group II, III

Asian Markets Shifting to Group II, III

Lube Report Asia - August 2, 2019

The Asia-Pacific region is shifting rapidly toward increased use of highly refined base stocks as lubricant marketers ta ...