Volume 4 Issue 21

Flat Market to Alter Chinas Supply

In addition to flat demand that should ratchet competition, Chinas lubricant industry is headed for structural changes that could significantly alter how marketers supply their products, said an analyst at an industry event in Singapore last week.

Gulf Oil Bets on Chennai, Distribution for Growth

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. expects to maintain its growth momentum going forward, thanks to its new blending plant in Chennai and the companys focus on expanding its distribution network in India, the worlds third-largest lubricant market.

China Introduces Wind Turbine Oil Standards

China recently introduced national standards for greases and lubes used in wind turbines.

Showa Shell Splits out Lubes Business

Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K split its lubricants manufacturing and marketing operations into a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Briefly Noted

Pertamina Lubricants will supply hydraulic oils to PT Sumber Alam Sekuraus steam power plant in North Kalimantan province, Indonesia. The facility is the first power plant in the province, which is located in eastern Borneo and is one of the nations fastest-growing provinces. Gazpromneft-Lubricantsopened an office for the sale of marine lubricants in Vladivostok, on Russias Pacific coast. Huntsman Corp., which operates a Jurong Island, Singapore, plant producing polyetheramines used in lubricants and other products, will combine with fellow chemicals giant Clariant by the end of the year to form HuntsmanClariant.