Volume 2 Issue 51
Next API Heavy-duty Spec Bound for MarketDecember 22, 2015
PC-11, the next heavy-duty engine oil category from the American Petroleum Institute, cleared several of its final hurdles this month and is being formally balloted to allow licensing to begin on Dec. 1, 2016. Once adopted, the category will be renamed API CK-4, with a companion fuel economy version named API FA-4.
Petronas Starts Building Plant in MumbaiDecember 22, 2015
Petronas Lubricants International on Wednesday announced the start of construction of a lubricant blending plant in Mumbai, saying it will use the facility to increase its share of the Indian market.
Ministry Intervenes in Tide Water BidDecember 22, 2015
Indias Finance Ministry asked two state-owned insurance companies with stakes in Tide Water Oil not to participate in Standard Greases and Specialities bid for a majority stake of Tide Water.
Pertamina Mulls China Blend PlantDecember 22, 2015
Indonesias Pertamina Lubricants denied last week that it has settled on a plan to build a lubricant blending plant in China. A spokesman told Lube Report Asia that is one of several options the company is considering to expand in China.
Briefly NotedDecember 22, 2015
Houghton International will work with SMS group to develop and supply rolling oils for metal production worldwide.Chevron Oronite registered a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise based in Ningbo, China, where it expects to start an additives plant by 2020. Total Lubmarine Asia-Pacific produced the first products at its Singapore blending plant last week.