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South Koreas Michang Oil Enters Indonesia

Lube Report Asia - September 6, 2019

Transformer oil supplier Michang Oil Ind. Co. of South Korea plans to enter the Indonesian market by forming a joint ven ...

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Indonesias Four-Wheeler Lube Demand Surges

Lube Report Asia - July 12, 2019

Indonesias annual automotive lubricant demand reached about 360,000 metric tons in 2018, with the nations four-wheeler l ...

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Most Diesel Oils in Asia Behind the Times

Lube Report Asia - July 5, 2019

Diesel engine oils of obsolete API CF-4 service category and below still dominate Asias major commercial vehicle markets ...

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 ...

Grease Output Up in Asia, Down in China

Grease Output Up in Asia, Down in China

Lube Report Asia - June 14, 2019

Lubricating grease production in China appears to have continued its decline in 2018, according to the National Lubricat ...

Pertamina Aids Lube Distributors with Financing

Pertamina Aids Lube Distributors with Financing

Lube Report Asia - June 7, 2019

Pertamina Lubricants and Bank Rakyat Indonesia signed a cooperation agreement recently intended to provide financing to ...

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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 ...

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Thai Lube Base Expects Soft Market

Lube Report Asia - March 22, 2019

State-owned Thai Oil Group reported that profit for its base oil business slumped last year and that it expects the mark ...

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Association Contests Indonesian Standard

Lube Report Asia - March 22, 2019

The Association of Indonesian Lubricants Distributors, Importers and Producers (Perdippi) is taking legal actions to try ...

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Singapore Blenders Report Mixed 2018 Results

Lube Report Asia - March 8, 2019

United Global Ltd. reported double-digit percentage growth in net profit last year due to an increase in demand in the a ...

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AKR Establishes Lubricant Subsidiary

Lube Report Asia - February 15, 2019

PT AKR Corporindo Tbk., an Indonesian supplier of petroleum products and chemicals, established a subsidiary last week t ...

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Thai Firms Team to Recycle Containers

Lube Report Asia - January 18, 2019

Bangchak Corp. and SCG Chemical Co. signed a memorandum of understanding last month to develop a lubricant packaging rec ...

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Philippines Taxes Lubes, Raw Materials

Lube Report Asia - January 18, 2019

The Philippines Bureau of Customs implemented a second tranche of its Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law, tax ...

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Upgrade of Cilacap Refinery Delayed

Lube Report Asia - January 11, 2019

An upgrade of Indonesias base-oil-producing Cilacap refinery has been delayed due to ongoing negotiations for the format ...

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Thailands PTT Lubricants Revamps

Lube Report Asia - December 21, 2018

State-owned PTT Oil and Retail Business Co. is preparing for listing on The Stock Exchange of Thailand next year and exp ...

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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 ...

Chevron Completes Vietnam Expansion

Chevron Completes Vietnam Expansion

Lube Report Asia - December 7, 2018

Chevron Lubricants Vietnam has completed the expansion of its Hai Phong, Vietnam, blending plant, a $5 million project t ...

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Blenders Adjust to Indonesias B20 Mandate

Lube Report Asia - November 30, 2018

Indonesias mandatory use of B20 biodiesel fuel may lead to an increase in biodiesel fuel vehicles in Southeast Asia, enc ...