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Lopal Ramps Up Battery Materials Strategy

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2022

Chinese lubricant marketer Lopal Technology Co. said recently that it is accelerating its previously stated strategy of ...

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

China Drafts Heavy-duty Gas Engine Oil Spec

Lube Report Asia - May 13, 2022

A draft standard for lubricants for heavy-duty engines running on natural gas has cleared the project review stage and b ...

Blenders Grapple with China’s Lockdowns

Blenders Grapple with China’s Lockdowns

Lube Report Asia - May 6, 2022

Companies in China’s lubricant industry are striving to continue delivering products to clients during stringent gover ...

Yanshan Joins Group III Ranks

Yanshan Joins Group III Ranks

Lube Report Asia - April 29, 2022

Sinopec’s Yanshan Petrochemical Co. has begun producing API Group III base oils, joining the growing list of Chinese r ...

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BASF-YPC Boosting Ethanolamine Output

Lube Report Asia - April 22, 2022

An expansion of the Nanjing, China, petrochemical joint venture between BASF and Sinopec will bring the site’s capacit ...

Earnings Jump for Richful, Lopal

Earnings Jump for Richful, Lopal

Lube Report Asia - April 15, 2022

Chinese companies Jiangsu Lopal Tech Co. and Richful Lube Additive Co. each reported increases in profits for the fourth ...

Renewables to Drive China’s Carbon Reduction

Renewables to Drive China’s Carbon Reduction

Lube Report Asia - April 8, 2022

An increase in renewable power in China to support the country’s strong growth in electrification is expected to be ke ...

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Liaoning to Foster Grease Development

Lube Report Asia - March 25, 2022

The government of China’s Liaoning province wants to help industry develop high-performance greases for use in advance ...

CNOOC Prepares Group III Expansion

CNOOC Prepares Group III Expansion

Lube Report Asia - March 18, 2022

China National Offshore Oil Corp. is finalizing plans for a large base oil expansion at its refinery in Taizhou, Jiangsu ...

PAO Picks Up Speed in China

PAO Picks Up Speed in China

Lubes'n'Greases - March 1, 2022

China has significantly elevated its base oil production capacity in recent years. Has PAO capacity increased along with ...

China Moves to the Top of the Heap

China Moves to the Top of the Heap

Lube Report EMEA - February 22, 2022

A new nation is king of the hill in terms of base oil capacity, after China surpassed the United States in 2021 followin ...

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China Base Oil Imports Fall Again

Lube Report Asia - February 18, 2022

Base oil imports to China fell 15% in 2021, according to recently released government data, continuing a decrease in bus ...

China Moves to the Top of the Heap

China Moves to the Top of the Heap

Lubes'n'Greases - February 1, 2022

China overtook the United States in 2021 as the country with the most base oil refining capacity. What contributed to it ...

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Tianhe, Wei Penalized for IPO

Lube Report Asia - January 28, 2022

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission sanctioned Tianhe Chemicals Group Ltd. and its executive director this w ...

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Apalene Builds PAO Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - January 28, 2022

A start-up research and development company has begun building a demonstration plant in East China that is designed to m ...

Wind Energy Opportunity Seen in China

Wind Energy Opportunity Seen in China

Lube Report Asia - January 14, 2022

The falling costs for wind energy turbines in China, where high coal prices have caused a number of power shortages duri ...

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

China Halts Lube Imports from Russia

Lube Report EMEA - January 11, 2022

China recently halted land-based import of a variety of Russian products, including finished lubricants, after authoriti ...