Asia-Pacific

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Australia Cited for Market Pitfalls

Lube Report Asia - August 5, 2014

Australia might be known as the land of opportunity, and its lubricant market has attractions, but it also has risks for ...

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Internationals Rule Aussie Mining Lubes

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2014

Australias mining industry is a pillar of the countrys economy and a major consumer of lubricants. But domestic lube sup ...

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Valvoline Chided for Australian Ad

Lube Report Asia - June 3, 2014

Ashland Inc.s motor oil brand Valvoline has come under fire in Australia for a recent television commercial criticized a ...

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Aussie Rerefiners Exhale

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2014

Australia will continue to support oil recycling through its consumer-funded rebate program after vetoing a proposal to ...

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Aussie Rerefiner Warns Against Subsidy Cut

Lube Report Asia - April 22, 2014

Right after finishing construction of its second rerefinery, Australias Southern Oil Refining says it may have to close ...

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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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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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Shell Sheds Aussie Downstream Business

Lube Report Asia - February 25, 2014

Shell agreed last week to sell downstream operations in Australia to Swiss energy trader Vitol. The transaction includes ...

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BP, Caltex Will Sever J.V.

Lube Report Asia - January 28, 2014

BP and Caltex will sever their Australian joint venture, the Australasian Lubricant Manufacturing Co., which supplies ne ...