Volume 2 Issue 51

Next API Heavy-duty Spec Bound for Market

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 Mumbai

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 Bid

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 Plant

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 Noted

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.