Southeast Asia

Esso Thailand’s Lube Sales Down

Esso Thailand’s Lube Sales Down

Lube Report Asia - April 24, 2020

Esso (Thailand) Public Co.’s lubricant sales fell 5.7 percent last year, in line with a decline in the country’s sal ...

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.

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Malaysian Palm Industry Wants to Reopen

Lube Report Asia - April 10, 2020

Two industry associations urged the Malaysian state of Sabah this week to allow oil palm plantations and mills to reopen ...

Asia-Pacific Leads in New Wind Turbines

Asia-Pacific Leads in New Wind Turbines

Lube Report Asia - April 10, 2020

Asia-Pacific continued to lead in global wind power development in 2019, accounting for 50.7 percent of new installation ...

Thai Oil’s Q4 Net Profit Jumps

Thai Oil’s Q4 Net Profit Jumps

Lube Report Asia - April 3, 2020

Stated-owned Thai Oil Group’s base oil business posted a massive jump in net profit for the fourth quarter of 2019, an ...

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JV Will Make Repsol Lubes in Indonesia

Lube Report Asia - February 21, 2020

An Indonesian blending plant partly owned by Repsol will begin producing the companys lubricants by April. The Spanish c ...

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SK Acquires Stake in Vietnamese Blender

Lube Report Asia - February 14, 2020

SK Lubricants acquired a 49 percent stake in Mekong Petrochemical JSC, Vietnams largest private lubricant company, as pa ...

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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 ...

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Cutting Oils in Demand for Solar Panels

Lube Report Asia - February 7, 2020

Vietnams increasing number of solar plant installations is boosting overseas demand for silicon wafer cutting oil used i ...

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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Indonesia Seeks Larger Role for Domestic Blenders

Lube Report Asia - November 29, 2019

Indonesia has enough lubricant blending capacity to meet domestic demand, but because of high levels of imports it utili ...

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Idemitsu Completes Indonesia Plant

Lube Report Asia - November 15, 2019

Idemitsu Kosan completed the construction of its second Indonesia lubricant blending plant, nearly doubling its producti ...

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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 ...

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Indonesia Standard Takes Effect

Lube Report Asia - October 25, 2019

An Indonesian mandate for lubricants to meet the countrys new national SNI standard took effect last month, but some com ...

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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 ...

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Innov Oil Expands in Singapore

Lube Report Asia - October 11, 2019

Viscosity modifier producer Innov Oil completed the relocation of its Singapore operations to a larger factory that prov ...

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Repsol, United Global Form JV

Lube Report Asia - October 4, 2019

Spains Repsol will begin blending lubricants in Southeast Asia through a joint venture with United Global Ltd., after ac ...

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U.S.-China Trade War Boosts Thai Lubes

Lube Report Asia - September 13, 2019

Thailands lubricant demand is expected to grow this year as the automobile manufacturing sector expands and foreign comp ...