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ExxonMobil Continues Group II Expansion
Reactor being installed as part of ExxonMobil’s base oil expansion in Singapore. Photo courtesy of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific

ExxonMobil Continues Group II Expansion

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2022

ExxonMobil is evaluating the possibility of building capacity to make API Group III base oils, according to the head of ...

AP Oil Cites Hurdles Despite Gains

AP Oil Cites Hurdles Despite Gains

Lube Report Asia - March 18, 2022

Singaporean independent lubricant blender AP Oil reported higher net profit but lower sales for the second half of 2021 ...

Shell Mulls Group II in Singapore

Shell Mulls Group II in Singapore

Lube Report Asia - February 11, 2022

British energy giant Shell is considering building an API Group II base oil unit at its refinery on Singapore’s Pulau ...

Stockholders Aim to Privatize United Global

Stockholders Aim to Privatize United Global

Lube Report Asia - December 17, 2021

An investment firm representing the main stockholders of United Global Ltd. announced on Dec. 10 an unconditional cash o ...

Factory Will Make Castor Derivatives

Factory Will Make Castor Derivatives

Lube Report Asia - December 10, 2021

France-based Arkema announced on Monday a 50% increase in global capacity for its Oleris castor oil derivatives, which a ...

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Shell Accelerates Refinery Contraction

Lube Report Asia - May 14, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell has accelerated its timeline for reducing the crude oil throughput capacity of its refinery on Singapo ...

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Shell to Close Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - December 18, 2020

As part of an initiative to decarbonize its refining operations in Singapore, Royal Dutch Shell plans to permanently clo ...

Gulf Oil to Buy Singapore Plant

Gulf Oil to Buy Singapore Plant

Lube Report Asia - December 11, 2020

Gulf Oil International announced Tuesday that it has agreed to purchase a Singapore lubricant blending plant from Ocean ...

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Asia Association Names Executive Director

Lube Report Asia - December 4, 2020

The Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union appointed Bernard Wong as its new executive director effective Dec. 1.

Singapore to Mandate Packaging Cuts

Singapore to Mandate Packaging Cuts

Lube Report Asia - November 20, 2020

Singapore’s government has approved rules that will require businesses, including lubricant blenders and importers to ...

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Hin Leong on Sales Block

Lube Report Asia - October 28, 2020

Troubled oil trader and lubricants producer Hin Leong Trading Pte. has apparently been put up for sale, based on notices ...

Mixed First-half 2020 for AP Oil

Mixed First-half 2020 for AP Oil

Lube Report Asia - August 21, 2020

Singaporean independent lubricant blender AP Oil posted a strong increase in net profit and lower revenue for the first ...

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Oil Trader Ensnared in Scandal

Lube Report Asia - April 24, 2020

Hin Leong Trading, the giant oil trader at the center of one of Asia’s biggest current business scandals, is also a lu ...

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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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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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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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 ...