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S-Oil Earnings Jumped

Lube Report Asia - July 24, 2020

South Korean refiner S-Oil reported that its base oil business posted a strong increase in operating income and a drop i ...

Grease Output Up in China, Down in India

Grease Output Up in China, Down in India

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2020

Reported lubricating grease production was up in China and Southeast Asia, and down in India and Japan, according to a s ...

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Japan’s Vehicle Sales Down in May

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2020

Registrations of new passenger cars, trucks and buses fell 45 percent in May, compared to a year earlier, according to d ...

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Base Oil Production Falls in Japan

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2020

Japan’s base oil production for April fell 20 percent compared to the same month last year, according to data recently ...

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Down for KH Neochem

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Down for KH Neochem

Lube Report Asia - May 15, 2020

GS Caltex reported increased operating profit for its base oil and lubricant business, and KH Neochem Co. poster lower o ...

Food-grade Lube Demand Spikes

Food-grade Lube Demand Spikes

Lube Report Asia - April 16, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns in Asia have resulted in increased demand for food-grade lubricants, industry insiders said.

Asia Leads in Wax Supply

Asia Leads in Wax Supply

Lube Report Asia - April 16, 2020

Asia accounted for more than half of 11.2 billion pounds of global wax supply in 2019, leading in petroleum waxes in lar ...

Japan’s Auto Exports Rise

Japan’s Auto Exports Rise

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

Japan exported 4.8 million motor vehicles in 2019, a marginal increase from 2018, while domestic sales for all motor veh ...

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Japans Energy Supply to Slide as Efficiency Rises

Lube Report Asia - January 31, 2020

Japans volume of primary energy supply - oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear and renewable electricity - is projected to dec ...

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JXTG Rebrands for Globalization

Lube Report Asia - December 13, 2019

JXTG Holdings Inc. will change its trade name and the name of its lubricant and grease producing subsidiary to Eneos and ...

Afton Expands Test Center in Japan

Afton Expands Test Center in Japan

Lube Report Asia - November 1, 2019

Afton Chemical completed an expansion of its Japan Technology Center in Tsukuba to give it increased lubricant additive ...

Japanese Lube Demand Forecasted to Fall

Japanese Lube Demand Forecasted to Fall

Lube Report Asia - August 16, 2019

Japans lubricant demand for full-year 2019 is expected to fall by 1.4 percent to 1.4 million metric tons, according to a ...

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Japanese Lube Additive Maker Expands Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 9, 2019

Japan's Adeka Corp. will complete an expansion of its lubricant additive plant this month, and seeks to expand sale of i ...

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New Spec Impacts Base Oil Quality Demands

Lube Report Asia - July 12, 2019

Japans introduction of an ultra-low viscosity passenger car motor oil specification, GLV-1, in October will drive demand ...

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Japans Lube Exports Rise as Domestic Sales Fall

Lube Report Asia - July 5, 2019

Japans domestic lubricant sales volumes fell by more than 10 percent in 2018, but exports increased by 30 percent, accor ...

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 ...

KH Neochem Plant to Open in 2020

KH Neochem Plant to Open in 2020

Lube Report Asia - May 31, 2019

KH Neochems new refrigeration lubricant additive plant, expected to open early next year in Mie prefecture, western Japa ...