Malaysia

Southeast Asia Vehicle Sales Down in 2020

Southeast Asia Vehicle Sales Down in 2020

Lube Report Asia - February 19, 2021

Southeast Asia sales of four-wheel automobiles dropped nearly 30% in 2020, and motorcycle and scooter sales fell by almo ...

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency last week announced a ban on palm oil l produced in Malaysia by S ...

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Thai Oil

Profits Up for GS Caltex, Thai Oil

Lube Report Asia - November 27, 2020

South Korean base oil refiner GS Caltex and Thai Oil’s base oil business both posted large increases in net profit for ...

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Palm Oil Producers Reopen in Sabah

Lube Report Asia - May 8, 2020

The Malaysian state of Sabah allowed palm oil plantations and mills to reopen last month after setting conditions aimed ...

Asean Motor Vehicle Sales Slowdown to Continue

Asean Motor Vehicle Sales Slowdown to Continue

Lube Report Asia - February 14, 2020

Automotive sales in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations dropped 3 percent in 2019, but sales of two-wheelers incr ...

Malaysian Auto Sales Expected to Edge Up

Malaysian Auto Sales Expected to Edge Up

Lube Report Asia - January 17, 2020

Malaysias vehicle sales are projected to grow 1 percent to almost 609,000 units this year, according to a forecast by Fr ...

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Petronas Closes Argentina Plant

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Malaysias Petronas Lubricants International recently closed its lubricant blending plant near Buenos Aires, Argentina, a ...

Kismat Ventures into Southeast Asia

Kismat Ventures into Southeast Asia

Lube Report Asia - October 11, 2019

Energy trading company Kismat Singapore entered the Southeast Asian lubricant market through a toll-blending deal in Mal ...

Vehicle Sales Growth Forecast in ASEAN

Vehicle Sales Growth Forecast in ASEAN

Lube Report Asia - June 28, 2019

Vehicle sales across Southeast Asias big three markets - Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand - are projected to cross 3.9 m ...

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Petronas Chemicals Buys BRB

Lube Report Asia - May 24, 2019

Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd of Malaysia agreed to acquire Netherlands-based lube oil additive manufacturer BRB Internat ...

Malaysia to Produce Graphene-based Lubricants

Malaysia to Produce Graphene-based Lubricants

Lube Report Asia - December 21, 2018

Malaysias Micratto Technologies Sdn. - founded by researchers at Sunway University - will produce graphene-based lubrica ...

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Petronas to Begin Production at Indian Plant

Lube Report Asia - November 23, 2018

Malaysias Petronas Lubricants International will begin production at its lubricant blending plant in India by the end of ...

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Malaysian Engine Oil Demand to Grow

Lube Report Asia - April 6, 2018

Malaysian demand for automotive engine oil is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.9 percent between 2016 and ...

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Verdezyne DDDA Plant Underway

Lube Report Asia - October 17, 2017

Verdezyne Inc. began constructing a commercial-scale, palm-based dodecanedioic acid manufacturing facility in Iskandar, ...

KLK Expands Esters Capacity

KLK Expands Esters Capacity

Lube Report Asia - October 10, 2017

Malaysias KLK Oleo Sdn increased its ester production capacity by 40 percent with the completion of a new plant in Klang ...

FKT, UMW Record Mixed Results

FKT, UMW Record Mixed Results

Lube Report Asia - May 9, 2017

Malaysian lubricant supplier UMW reported that its profit before taxes dipped slightly in 2016, while Indonesias PT Fede ...