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Valvoline Invests in Thailand

Lube Report Asia - March 9, 2018

Valvoline Inc. spent U.S. $16 million to acquire the remaining 30 percent share of its subsidiary in Thailand, making th ...

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Taiwans CPC Breaks Ground in Vietnam

Lube Report Asia - February 9, 2018

Taiwanese state-owned petroleum company CPC Corp. began construction of an automotive lubricant blending plant in southe ...

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Pertamina Truck Treads New Ground

Lube Report Asia - January 12, 2018

Bucking the trend of on-demand, on-location mobile oil change services commonly offered in Indonesia, Pertamina Lubrican ...

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Chevron Oronite Doubles Carboxylate Capacity

Lube Report Asia - November 7, 2017

Chevron Oronite completed an expansion of its additives plant in Singapore that doubles its global carboxylate-based det ...

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Blenders Counter Counterfeiters

Lube Report Asia - October 24, 2017

As fake products continue to plague Asian markets, Pertamina Lubricants has stepped up its efforts to fight back with le ...

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Singaporean Oil Broker to Blend in Oman

Lube Report Asia - October 17, 2017

Trescorp Alliance Pte., a Singaporean trader of oil and petroleum products, plans to establish a lubricant park in Sohar ...

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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, ...

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Pertamina Accelerates International Push

Lube Report Asia - October 17, 2017

Indonesias state-owned PT Pertamina Lubricants began using Thailand as a launching point for expansion in China and Indo ...

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HPCL Launches Lubes in Myanmar

Lube Report Asia - October 17, 2017

Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. began selling lubricants in Myanmar, claiming its the first Indian oil marketing company ...

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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 ...

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Asia-Pacific Wary of Weather Impacts

Lube Report Asia - September 26, 2017

As in the United States, large storms and heavy rains have caused flooding and other disruptions throughout much of Asia ...

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Vietnam Increasingly Attractive to Indonesia

Lube Report Asia - September 12, 2017

Indonesian lubricant blenders might be turning their sights to Vietnam due mainly to the growth potential of its automob ...

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JX Nippon Aims High in Thailand

Lube Report Asia - September 5, 2017

JX Nippon Oil & Energy plans to expand lubricants capacity and distribution channels in Thailand, Lube Report Asia learn ...

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Innov Expands Singapore Additives Plant

Lube Report Asia - August 29, 2017

Innov Oil completed an expansion at its Singapore lube additives plant - a project aimed at helping it meet growing dema ...

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Indonesian Marketers Diversify Retail Platforms

Lube Report Asia - August 22, 2017

The route to market for lubricants in Indonesia can be vastly different from one seller to the next. Some suppliers told ...

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East Asian Players Talk New Grease Biz

Lube Report Asia - August 15, 2017

Indonesias national oil company, PT Pertamina Lubricants, signed an agreement recently to explore the possibilities of e ...

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Indonesias Federal Oil Consolidates Production

Lube Report Asia - August 8, 2017

Indonesian lubricant blender PT Federal Karyatama opened a plant this month that will replace its two existing factories ...

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Thailand to Exempt Process Oils Excise Tax

Lube Report Asia - July 4, 2017

Thailand will exempt most process oil-derived products from excise taxes later this year, according to government offici ...