Volume 11 Issue 22

Eneos Pilot Plant Makes Rerefined Oil

Eneos announced on Wednesday that it has produced rerefined base oil  in a demonstration project, as part of its work in a government-commissioned study on recycled waste lubricants in Japan.

Japan Lube Output Down Again

Finished lubricant production in Japan fell by 11% in April as declines in exports continued to outpace upticks in domestic demand.

Profits Up at Gulf, Castrol India, Balmer

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. reported strong increases in net profit for the quarter ended March 31 and its fiscal year, riding a wave of sales growth in infrastructure, mining and business-to-business segments.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

YPF to Sell Lubes Units in Brazil, Chile

Verbio to Make Rapeseed Chemicals

State-owned Company Buys Sapref

Briefly Noted

The Philippines Department of Energy issued guidelines enabling increases in the portion of renewable content in diesel and gasoline motor fuels, beginning Oct. 1. Diesel suppliers are mandated to increase the portion of biodiesel from 2% to 3% on that date and will have to boost it to 4% and then 5% on the same dates of 2025 and 2026. Gasoline suppliers will have the option to increase ethanol content up to 20%, compared to the current cap of 10%.