Volume 1 Issue 35

Malaysia Oleochemicals Investments Double

Investments in oleochemicals projects in Malaysia have more than doubled during the first five months of 2014, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority recently disclosed.

Floods Starve Indias Lube Sales

Lubricants sales have dropped approximately 40 percent in north and central India, partly due to monsoon flooding during July and August, according to regional lube dealers.

Kazakh Lube Plant Postponed

Lukoil said it will halt construction of its blending plant in Kazakhstan due to the countrys restrictions on base oil imports and lubricant exports.

Whats The Prescription For White Oils?

Prized for their use in medicinal applications and increasingly impacted by regulatory standards, white oils are facing declining production in Europe, according to Simon Lawford of SIP Ltd. He predicts these high-value process oils will see manufacturing shift to the Far East in coming years.

Briefly Noted

McLarens Lubricants Ltd., exclusive distributor of ExxonMobil in Sri Lanka, agreed to supply Mobil-branded lubricants to Carmart Ltd., a dealer of Peugot and Mazda cars. MRG Laboratories Corp., of the United States, chose PanAn Testing & Engineering Co. as its distributor in China for Grease Thief grease sampling and testing kits.