Volume 11 Issue 3

Saneg Revamped its Group I Base Oils

Uzbekistan’s refiner and base oil marketer Saneg revamped API Group I base oil production at its Fergana refinery with catalysts provided by the Danish engineering company Topsoe, the company told Lube Report Tuesday.

Sinopec Lubricants Progresses on Tianjin Facility

Sinopec’s finished lubricant arm has completed the main parts of the first phase of an expansion and upgrade of its factory in Tianjin, China – a project focused on marine lubes and products containing fluorine.

South Korea Base Oil Exports Rise in December

South Korea’s base oil export volume jumped 27% in December, and the declared value of the oils exported was up 29%, according to government data released this week.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Arguing for More Group III Production in U.S.

Sales of Chinese Cars Surge in Russia

Customizing Lubes, Applicators for Rail Systems

Briefly Noted

Shell renewed its partnership with the BMW Group in Asia until 2026. The Asian business, with markets such as China, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan, accounts for a significant share of the BMW Group’s engine oil business in the downstream maintenance and service business, and Shell exclusively supplies the car and motorcycle business.