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BASF Expands Esters Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - October 21, 2020

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

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 ...

Commercial Segment Rises in China

Commercial Segment Rises in China

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

China’s commercial vehicle lubricant market is showing signs of recovery thanks to increases in distances traveled, ac ...

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Valvoline’s China Blending Plant Completed

Lube Report Asia - September 18, 2020

Fluor Corp. announced on Sept. 15 that it safely achieved mechanical completion of Valvoline’s lubricants blending pla ...

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Tianhe, Wei Accused of Misconduct

Lube Report Asia - September 11, 2020

Hong Kong’s securities regulator filed a complaint Wednesday accusing Tianhe Chemicals Group and its executive directo ...

Shanghai Group to Set Local Standards

Shanghai Group to Set Local Standards

Lube Report Asia - September 4, 2020

The rapid emergence of electric vehicles in China highlights the need for standards for lubricants and other chemicals f ...

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Idemitsu Starts China Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 21, 2020

Idemitsu Kosan Co. opened its second wholly owned lubricant blending plant in China last week, a facility in the souther ...

China 6 Standard Offers Group III Opening

China 6 Standard Offers Group III Opening

Lube Report Asia - August 14, 2020

China started to implement 6a, the first phase of the China 6 emission standards, on July 1 for light-duty vehicles nati ...

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China Says U.S. Firms Dump N-propanol

Lube Report Asia - July 31, 2020

China’s Ministry of Commerce announced recently that it will impose punitive tariffs on n-propanol imported by America ...

Slump Expected for Wind Energy Lubes

Slump Expected for Wind Energy Lubes

Lube Report Asia - July 22, 2020

Global lubricant demand for wind energy is likely to hit a speed bump in the current economic climate but should rebound ...

Valvoline Restarts China Plant Project

Valvoline Restarts China Plant Project

Lube Report Asia - March 26, 2020

Valvoline Inc. has resumed construction of a lubricants plant in Zhangjiang, China, after suspending the project in Febr ...

Coronavirus Impacts Asia Base Oil Refiners

Coronavirus Impacts Asia Base Oil Refiners

Lube Report Asia - February 28, 2020

Base oil refiners in Asia are slashing production and looking for alternative markets amid plummeting lubricant and grea ...

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Chinas Lube Demand Slides, Retains Value

Lube Report Asia - February 28, 2020

Lube consumption in China dipped 1.3 percent to an estimated 7.4 million metric tons in 2019, while the value of the mar ...

China Auto Sales Drop Again

China Auto Sales Drop Again

Lube Report Asia - January 24, 2020

Auto sales in China fell again in 2019, decreasing 8.2 percent to 25.8 million units, according to data released by the ...

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Infineum to Expand China Additive Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 17, 2020

Infineum has signed a letter of intent to add a second phase to its lubricant additive plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu pr ...