Volume 2 Issue 19

India Shifting To Better Base Oils

Indias base stock demand is shifting from API Group I to Group II and III because the growing need for high-performance lubricants is transforming the countrys 2.3 million ton lubricants market, consultancy Kline & Co. concluded.

Singapore Plant is Now Evonik's Biggest

Evonik Industries AG announced last week the completion of an expansion that nearly doubled capacity at its oil additives factory in Singapore. The Jurong Island facility is now the German companys largest additive plant.

Total Pakistan Offers Mobile Oil Changes

Totals subsidiary in Pakistan recently launched a mobile, on-call oil change service for car owners in Karachi.

Southern Oil Relocates Rerefinery

Southern Oil Refinings recently relocated rerefinery includes a hydrotreater, and SOR says the experience of operating it on behalf of joint venture partner Hydrodec will help prepare the company to make API Group II and III base oils for the Australian market.

Blaser Opens R&D Center in Hong Kong

Swiss metalworking fluids manufacturer Blaser Swisslube AG opened a research and development center in Hong Kong last week to help it grow in the Asia-Pacific region.