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Shell to Blend in Indonesia

Lube Report Asia - February 3, 2015

Shells first lubricant blending plant in Indonesia will be fully operational by 2016, a company spokesman told Lube Repo ...

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Malaysias UMW Sets Sights on Southeast Asia

Lube Report Asia - February 3, 2015

Malaysian conglomerate UMW Group aims to penetrate Southeast Asian markets with its new line of lubricants and is target ...

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Malaysia Upgrades Fuels

Lube Report Asia - January 27, 2015

Malaysia has decided to mandate Euro 4 fuel standards by September 2015 and to progress to Euro 5 by 2020. Meanwhile, a ...

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Mitsui Takes Stake in Oleochemicals

Lube Report Asia - January 13, 2015

Japans Mitsui & Co. Ltd. will invest U.S. $44 million in Malaysian-owned oleochemical manufacturer Taiko Palm-Oleo (Zhan ...

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Pertamina Buys Majority of Amaco

Lube Report Asia - January 13, 2015

Indonesias state-owned Pertamina Lubricants has acquired 75 percent of Thai blender Amaco Production Co., an Amaco offic ...

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Oronite to Make Carboxylates in Singapore

Lube Report Asia - January 13, 2015

Chevron Oronite announced yesterday that it will install carboxylate capacity at its lubricant additive plant in Singapo ...

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Malaysia Promotes Biolubricants

Lube Report Asia - January 6, 2015

Industry observers say biolubricants are unlikely to take off in Asia unless governments provide incentives or mandates ...

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Gazprom Enters Indonesia, Taiwan

Lube Report Asia - January 6, 2015

Russia's Gazprom Neft Lubricants expanded its presence in Southeast Asia by signing a memorandum of cooperation and a su ...

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Shandong Yuangen to Produce in Singapore

Lube Report Asia - December 30, 2014

Shandong Yuangen Petrochemical announced it is setting up operations to produce its Yuangen brand of lubricants in Singa ...

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Nynas Commences New Singapore Hub

Lube Report Asia - December 23, 2014

Nynas announced last week the opening of a 32,000 cubic meter storage depot in Singapore, part of a plan to grow its nap ...

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Petronas First to Sell Heavy-duty 0W

Lube Report Asia - December 9, 2014

Malaysias Petronas Lubricants International introduced the industrys first 0W-20 heavy-duty diesel engine oil in Italy l ...

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Lube Quality Rising in Myanmar

Lube Report Asia - November 4, 2014

Myanmars consumption of medium- and high-grade lubricants has risen steadily the past five years and now accounts for 40 ...

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UMW Plans Malaysian Blend Plant

Lube Report Asia - October 28, 2014

Malaysian conglomerate UMW Holdings Bhd. says it has decided to build its third lubricant blending plant - a facility th ...

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Petronas Plans Growth in India, Thailand

Lube Report Asia - October 7, 2014

Petronas announced new sales strategies and expansion plans for gaining market share in Thailand and India.

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Federal Karyatama Consolidates Blend Ops

Lube Report Asia - September 23, 2014

Indonesias PT Federal Karyatama (FKT) will consolidate and relocate its two blending plants in East Jakarta to one new p ...

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ExxonMobil Builds Singapore Grease Plant

Lube Report Asia - September 23, 2014

ExxonMobil announced Friday that it is building a grease plant at its site in Jurong, Singapore. The company did not dis ...

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Japanese Companies Target Indonesia

Lube Report Asia - September 16, 2014

Japanese companies Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. and Idemitsu Kosan Co. launched new construction machinery lubrica ...

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Malaysia Oleochemicals Investments Double

Lube Report Asia - September 2, 2014

Investments in oleochemicals projects in Malaysia have more than doubled during the first five months of 2014, the Malay ...