Asia

China Forecast to Continue Group III Imports

China Forecast to Continue Group III Imports

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Chinese refiners have opened several API Group III base oil plants in recent years, but for several reasons they do not ...

Japan’s Demand on Upswing

Japan’s Demand on Upswing

Lube Report Asia - April 9, 2021

Japan’s finished lubricants consumption reached 128,987 kiloliters in February, up 7% from 120,394 kL in the same mont ...

Lopal Exports Lubricants to Pakistan

Lopal Exports Lubricants to Pakistan

Lube Report Asia - April 2, 2021

Chinese lubricants marketer Jiangsu Lopal Tech recently exported its first batch of lubricants to Pakistan, which it sai ...

Additive

Hi-Tech Ends 2020 on High Note

Lube Report Asia - April 2, 2021

Pakistan-based blender Hi-Tech Lubricants Ltd. finished 2020 with strong increases in profit and sales for the quarter t ...

The Year of the Ox

The Year of the Ox

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2021

Asia’s Increasing Influence on the Global Lubes MarketAfter a tumultuous year for lubricant markets around the gl ...

South Korea Exports Strong in February

South Korea Exports Strong in February

Lube Report Asia - March 26, 2021

South Korea exported more base oil at a greater value in February than in the same month in 2020, according to data publ ...

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 ...

Yip’s Lube Profits Rose Despite COVID

Yip’s Lube Profits Rose Despite COVID

Lube Report Asia - March 19, 2021

Hong Kong-based Yip’s Chemical Holdings Ltd.’s lubricants business reported higher operating profit and sales for th ...

Korean Base Oil Exports Dipped in 2020

Korean Base Oil Exports Dipped in 2020

Lube Report Asia - March 19, 2021

Base oil exports from South Korea dropped 9% in 2020, according to data published by the Korea Customs Service, due to t ...

Yushiro Earnings Suffer Big Drop

Yushiro Earnings Suffer Big Drop

Lube Report Asia - March 12, 2021

Japanese metalworking fluids and industrial oil producer Yushiro Chemical Industry Co. reported steep drops in operating ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Asia - March 12, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

Japan Lubes Retreated in January

Japan Lubes Retreated in January

Lube Report Asia - March 12, 2021

Japan consumed 111,525 kiloliters of finished lubricants in January, a 13% decrease from 128,237 kL in January 2020, acc ...

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

DuPont to Build Lubes Facilities

Lube Report Americas - March 10, 2021

DuPont said last week that it is investing $40 million to construct specialty lubricant manufacturing units at existing ...

Dow Plans Chemicals Plant in China

Dow Plans Chemicals Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - March 5, 2021

Dow signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday to build a specialty chemicals hub in Zhanjiang, China. The $250 milli ...

2020 Was Rollercoaster for Base Oils

2020 Was Rollercoaster for Base Oils

Lube Report Asia - March 5, 2021

Asia’s base oil market experienced whiplash over the past year, as the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns caused a ...

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka, Down for KH

Profits Up for Chevron Lanka, Down for KH

Lube Report Asia - March 5, 2021

Chevron Lubricants Lanka Plc reported higher profits, and Japan’s KH Neochem Co. posted declines in operating profit ...

Zeller+Gmelin Expands in China

Zeller+Gmelin Expands in China

Lube Report Asia - February 26, 2021

German lubricant Zeller+Gmelin said this week that it is expanding in China, relocating into a larger factory after agre ...