Volume 1 Issue 49

Biolubes Small in Asia, Have Potential

Asia is a very minor market for the finished products, with demand that pales compared to Europe and the Americas. However, biolubricant suppliers say Asian demand could take off if prices come into line and regulations are put in place.

Hengli to Build Group II/III Plant in China

Undaunted by a global supply glut, petrochemical producer Hengli Petrochemical Refinery Co. has decided to enter the base oil market, undertaking to build a large API Group II and III plant in Dalian, China.

Handi Postpones Expansion

Chinese base stock supplier Hainan Handi Sunshine Petrochemical Co. must delay plans to expand its refinery on Yangpu Peninsula due to land disputes with local communities, according to a source at Handi.

Petronas First to Sell Heavy-duty 0W

Malaysias Petronas Lubricants International introduced the industrys first 0W-20 heavy-duty diesel engine oil in Italy last week after co-developing it with Italian truck manufacturer Iveco.

Chevron Lanka Opens Blend Plant

Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC inaugurated a 45 million liter blending plant and warehouse complex in Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka, last week.