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In Japan, Trucking Causes Price Hikes

Lube Report Asia - June 22, 2018

Lubricant prices in many markets have risen in recent months, largely due to the past years run-up in crude oil costs. I ...

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Japans Base Oil Exports Dropped in 2017

Lube Report Asia - April 27, 2018

Japans base oil export volumes plunged 24 percent last year as production and domestic sales fell and imports continued ...

Group I Plant in Japan Resumes Full Production

Group I Plant in Japan Resumes Full Production

Lube Report Asia - April 20, 2018

JXTG Holdings Inc., said it resumed full production at its Wakayama refinery's API Group I base oil plant last month and ...

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Japanese Additives Plant Adds Capacity

Lube Report Asia - April 13, 2018

DIC Corp. began expanding its capacity to produce extreme pressure additives for metalworking fluids at its plant in Kas ...

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KH Neochem Plans Refrigeration Oil Additives Plant

Lube Report Asia - January 5, 2018

KH Neochem Co. will build a 7.5 billion (U.S. $67 million) facility in western Japan to manufacture additives for refrig ...

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Mitsui Eyes Expansion

Lube Report Asia - November 28, 2017

Japans Mitsui Chemicals Inc. plans to expand capacity for its Lucant-branded polymer lubricant additives, the company to ...

JXTG Keeps Mobil Lubes

JXTG Keeps Mobil Lubes

Lube Report Asia - October 3, 2017

Japans JXTG Group will convert all of its 2,800 Esso- and Mobil-branded fuel stations in the country to Eneos by 2020, b ...

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East Asian Players Talk New Grease Biz

Lube Report Asia - August 15, 2017

Indonesias national oil company, PT Pertamina Lubricants, signed an agreement recently to explore the possibilities of e ...

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Japans Lube Demand to Rebound in 2017

Lube Report Asia - August 1, 2017

Japans lubricant demand is forecasted to marginally rebound this year to 1.2 million metric tons due to demand from the ...

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Idemitsu Legally Cleared to Issue New Shares

Lube Report Asia - July 25, 2017

Idemitsu Kosan Co. said on Thursday that it was able to proceed with its offer of 48 million new shares, after the Tokyo ...

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Idemitsu Shareholders Conflict Continues

Lube Report Asia - July 11, 2017

Some Idemitsu Kosan shareholders are seeking a court injunction to stop the company from issuing new shares that would h ...

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Japans Base Oil Sales Static

Lube Report Asia - July 4, 2017

Japans sales of base oils used in the production of lubricants rose about half a percentage point in 2016 to approximate ...

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Sanyo to Expand Additive Capacity in Japan

Lube Report Asia - June 6, 2017

Sanyo Chemical Industries Ltd. is investing 900 million (U.S. $8 million) to expand one of its two additive plants in Ja ...

Yushiro, Moresco Set Sights Overseas

Yushiro, Moresco Set Sights Overseas

Lube Report Asia - June 6, 2017

Two of Japans top metalworking fluid providers said recently that with domestic automobile production and die-casting in ...

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Showa Shell Splits out Lubes Business

Lube Report Asia - May 23, 2017

Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K split its lubricants manufacturing and marketing operations into a wholly-owned subsidiary.

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Idemitsu, Showa Shell Form Alliance

Lube Report Asia - May 16, 2017

Idemitsu Kosan Co. and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. last week said they still plan to merge by an unspecified date and will i ...

JAMA Proposes SAE 0W-8 Spec

JAMA Proposes SAE 0W-8 Spec

Lube Report Asia - April 18, 2017

Members of the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association want to continue pioneering lower-viscosity oils by develop ...

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Lopal IPO Fetches $71 Million

Lube Report Asia - April 4, 2017

In its initial public offering, Jiangsu Lopal Petrochemical Co. raised 494 million (U.S. $71.68 million) to build severa ...