Volume 10 Issue 10

Aussie Lithium Hydroxide Plant Expands

Germany’s GEA announced today that it will supply equipment toward expansion of Albemarle’s lithium hydroxide processing plant in Western Australia. The expansion is the second phase of plant construction, which began in 2019, and is due to be completed in 2025.

CNOOC-Shell Select Technology for LAO Project

Shell and China National Offshore Oil Co. are moving forward with plans to begin producing linear alpha olefins at their joint venture chemical refinery in Huizhou, China, at least some of which would apparently be used to make polyalphaolefins.

Lubes’n’Greases March Issue Available

The March issue delves into the buzz-worthy introduction of ILSAC GF-7. Find out when it will make its debut and how it will differ from GF-6. Plus, discover how the war in Ukraine has affected the Russian lubricants market, and learn about the most important attributes that a fluid testing lab should possess.

Results Mixed in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Vietnam

Chevron Lubricants Lanka Plc reported a drop in profit for the quarter ending Dec. 31 but a huge increase in its bottom line for the full year, while earnings surged more than nine-fold in the quarter for Lanka IOC. Pakistan’s Hi-Tech Lubricants posted a large net loss for the quarter for its lubricants segment, while full-year profit for Vietnamese lubricant blender PV Oil Lube JSC jumped more than 300%.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Engine Test Problem Triggers Provisional Licensing

Russian Base Oil Exports Sag Under Sanctions

France Market Shrank Last Year

Briefly Noted

Sales of four-wheel automobiles in Southeast Asia increased 3% to 258,500 in January, compared to 251,516 in the same month last year, according to Asean Automobile Federation data.