Volume 4 Issue 51

Alt Channels Abound for Chinas PCMOs

Up to 30 percent of passenger car motor oils supplied in China in 2022 may reach drivers through the countrys unique routes to market, according to a recent Kline & Co. report.

Sinopec to Enhance White Oils Offering

Sinopec plans to boost its white oils production capacity at two new units in Jingmen, China, said Lin Yunxiang, a division chief at Sinopec Jingmen Petrochemical Co., at an industry conference in Guangzhou.

Gulf Opens Chennai Lube Plant

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. opened its new blending plant in Chennai last week with capacity to make 50,000 metric tons of lubricants per year.

Korea Intensifies Inspection Process

South Korean government agencies will intensify their lubricants inspection program beginning next year.

Briefly Noted

Shell Marinewill supply lubricants to seven out of 10 ultra-large container carriers operated by China-basedCosco Shipping Line Co.during 2018-2019. Chinese lube additives supplier Tianhe Chemicals Group Ltd. announced on Nov. 30 that Tariq Khan had been appointed CEO after Ravi Girimaji stepped down.