China

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

China Lube Demand Keeps Rising

China Lube Demand Keeps Rising

Lube Report Asia - February 26, 2021

China’s lube demand is projected to grow about 3% to 8.2 million tons in 2021, boosted by demand stemming from new inf ...

China Auto Sales Drop Again

China Auto Sales Drop Again

Lube Report Asia - January 22, 2021

Auto sales in China declined 1.9% in 2020 to 25.3 million units, according to data released by the China Association of ...

Sinochem Opens Pilot PAO Plant

Sinochem Opens Pilot PAO Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 22, 2021

Sinochem Corp. announced last month that it has opened a pilot plant producing low-viscosity polyalphaolefin in Lanzhou, ...

Chemical Supplier Buying Control of Kangtai

Chemical Supplier Buying Control of Kangtai

Lube Report Asia - December 25, 2020

Rianlon Corp., a Tianjin, China-based chemical company, will buy over 90% of the shares in Kangtai Lubricant Additives C ...

Additive

Richful Builds Additive Plant After IPO

Lube Report Asia - December 11, 2020

Richful Lube Additive Co. plans to build its second factory – located in Cangzhou, Hebei province, China – after con ...

Synthetics Gain as China Car Parc Evolves

Synthetics Gain as China Car Parc Evolves

Lube Report Asia - December 4, 2020

China’s vehicle population, forecast to surpass the United States’ by the end of this year, has been transitioning t ...

Sinopec, University Partner on Research Center

Sinopec, University Partner on Research Center

Lube Report Asia - November 27, 2020

Sinopec lube business arm Great Wall and Tsinghua University’s Tianjin Research Institute for Advanced Equipment forme ...

BASF Expands Esters Plant in China

BASF Expands Esters Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - October 16, 2020

BASF said Monday that it will almost double synthetic ester base stocks production capacity at its Jinshan, China, site ...

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

China-U.S. Trade War Drags On

Lube Report Asia - October 9, 2020

As the trade war between the United States and China approaches its third anniversary, there is little sign of resolutio ...

China’s Energy Demand Continues Upward Creep

China’s Energy Demand Continues Upward Creep

Lube Report Asia - September 25, 2020

Despite slowing demand growth, China will remain the world’s largest primary energy consumer out to 2050, growing by a ...