China

Asia-Pacific Energy Demands Grow

Asia-Pacific Energy Demands Grow

Lube Report Asia - September 20, 2019

Asia-Pacifics energy demand is forecast to grow 33 percent from 2017 to 2040, with oil, natural gas and coal making up 8 ...

Additive

China Exempts Lubes from Tariffs

Lube Report Asia - September 13, 2019

Chinas Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council yesterday announced a trial program to exclude 16 types of U.S. pr ...

Additive

White Oil Plant Planned in China

Lube Report Asia - September 6, 2019

Weifang Hongrun Petrochemical Technology Co. awarded a contract to Chevron Lummus Global for license and design of a 500 ...

Additive

Chucking Product Quality Promotions

Lube Report Asia - September 6, 2019

At a recent industry forum in Xian, China, suppliers talked about promotions based on product quality not being an effec ...

Wax Industry Awaits Impact of Tariffs

Wax Industry Awaits Impact of Tariffs

Lube Report Americas - September 4, 2019

U.S. distributors and manufacturers of wax and wax products are bracing for the impact of new tariffs on Chinese imports ...

Additive

Chinese Lube Brands Grow in Number

Lube Report Asia - August 30, 2019

China is likely to churn out more lubricant brands before potential consolidation of the industry, even amid a lack of g ...

Additive

Using Social Media to Market Lubes in China

Lube Report Asia - August 23, 2019

WeChat has been an effective tool to boost sales in Chinas changing lubricants market - especially among younger custome ...

Stock Exchange Deadline Passes for Tianhe

Stock Exchange Deadline Passes for Tianhe

Lube Report Asia - August 9, 2019

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange refused to say Wednesday whether it intends to boot Tianhe Chemicals from the exchange afte ...

Tough Emissions Caps Loom for China, India

Tough Emissions Caps Loom for China, India

Lube Report Asia - July 26, 2019

New emissions standards loom for China and India, and both markets could encounter problems related to availability of c ...

Additive

Sasol Opens New China Alkoxylation Facility

Lube Report Asia - July 19, 2019

Sasol Ltd. opened its alkoxylation plant in Nanjing, China, last week, expanding its production of surfactants, some of ...

Most Diesel Oils in Asia Behind the Times

Most Diesel Oils in Asia Behind the Times

Lube Report Asia - July 5, 2019

Diesel engine oils of obsolete API CF-4 service category and below still dominate Asias major commercial vehicle markets ...

Additive

Chinese Plant Makes Group III+ Bright Stock

Lube Report Asia - June 21, 2019

A new coal-to-liquids plant in Chinas Shanxi province is making Group III+ bright stock - a feat that may be a first, sa ...

Additive

Idemitsu Builds Blending Plant in China

Lube Report Asia - June 14, 2019

Japan's Idemitsu Kosan Co. began construction of a lubricant blending plant in Huizhou, Guangdong province, China, the c ...

Grease Output Up in Asia, Down in China

Grease Output Up in Asia, Down in China

Lube Report Asia - June 14, 2019

Lubricating grease production in China appears to have continued its decline in 2018, according to the National Lubricat ...

Additive

Lube Blender Opens Filter Factory

Lube Report Asia - June 7, 2019

A lubricant blender in Chinas Hubei province recently opened an engine oil filter factory and claims to be the only comp ...

Chinese Auto Segment Grows Modestly

Chinese Auto Segment Grows Modestly

Lube Report Asia - May 31, 2019

Overall lubricant production in China has flattened in recent years, but output of automotive lubes continues to expand, ...

Clouds Loom for Chinese MWF Suppliers

Clouds Loom for Chinese MWF Suppliers

Lube Report Asia - May 17, 2019

Chinese metalworking fluid suppliers will face many challenges in the coming years, including stricter health and safety ...

Additive

Chinese Base Oils Mismatch Need

Lube Report Asia - May 3, 2019

After more than a decade of steady investments, China has capacity to make more base oil than it consumes. But that capa ...