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South Korea Eyes Vietnamese Lube Market

Lube Report Asia - June 9, 2015

The Vietnamese lubricant markets potential for growth makes the country promising for suppliers, according to a recent r ...

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Petronas Expands Chinese Ops

Lube Report Asia - June 9, 2015

Malaysias Petronas Lubricants International began the second phase of expansion on its lubricant blending plant in the W ...

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Vietnam Mandates Used Oil Collection

Lube Report Asia - June 2, 2015

The Vietnamese government announced rules that will mandate the collection and disposal of used lubricants beginning Jul ...

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FKT Begins Building New Blending Plant

Lube Report Asia - June 2, 2015

Indonesias PT Federal Karyatama started construction last week on a 100 million liters per year blending plant in wester ...

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Singapore Plant is Now Evonik’s Biggest

Lube Report Asia - May 12, 2015

Evonik Industries AG announced last week the completion of an expansion that nearly doubled capacity at its oil additive ...

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Petronas to Supply Malaysias Biggest Port

Lube Report Asia - April 28, 2015

Malaysias Petronas Dagangan Bhd. recently signed an eight-year, 51 million ringgit (U.S. $14 million) lubricants supply ...

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ExMo Completes Singapore Expansion

Lube Report Asia - April 14, 2015

ExxonMobil confirmed that it completed an expansion of its base oil plant at Jurong, Singapore, last quarter. The projec ...

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Survey: Asians Follow Oil Recommendations

Lube Report Asia - March 31, 2015

Most motorists in five Asian nations get their engine oil changed by professionals and follow experts advice in choosing ...

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Philippines to Adopt Euro 4 Early

Lube Report Asia - March 31, 2015

The Philippines will move from Euro 2 to Euro 4 fuel standards in July instead of next year as previously planned.

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Auto Dealers Grab for More Oil Changes

Lube Report Asia - March 24, 2015

As part of an effort to bolster profits, automobile dealers and manufacturers in Malaysia and Indonesia are expanding af ...

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Court Denies Appeals of Pandacan Order

Lube Report Asia - March 17, 2015

The Philippine Supreme Court last week dismissed oil company motions to reconsider or amend a November order for them to ...

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New Questions Arise on Pandacans Fate

Lube Report Asia - March 10, 2015

In November, the Supreme Court of the Philippines took decisive action to end a 14-year dispute over the existence of Pa ...

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Toyo Drilube Expands in Indochina

Lube Report Asia - March 3, 2015

Japans Toyo Drilube will expand its facility in Vietnam in April and consolidate its two facilities in Thailand by June ...

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Sea Oil Ventures into E&P

Lube Report Asia - March 3, 2015

Thai marine fuels and lubes supplier Sea Oil PCL bought a 50 percent stake last month in the local subsidiary of a Canad ...

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Malaysia JV Builds 2-EHAcid Plant

Lube Report Asia - February 24, 2015

BASF and Petronas Chemicals Group will build a 2-ethylhexanoic acid factory at the site of their joint venture in Kuanta ...

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SK Rethinks Group III Expansion

Lube Report Asia - February 17, 2015

SK Lubricants is reconsidering plans to expand their API Group III base oil joint venture in Dumai, Indonesia, a company ...

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Huntsman: Asia Needs More Amines

Lube Report Asia - February 17, 2015

Huntsman Corp. will double capacity at its polyetheramines plant in Jurong Island, Singapore, to 50,000 tons per year by ...

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CPC, Partners Enter Vietnam

Lube Report Asia - February 10, 2015

Taiwans CPC Corp. entered a joint venture with Hexing Chemical and Uni-Shine Chemical Corp. to build a lubricant blendin ...