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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. ...

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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 ...

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 ...