Volume 5 Issue 23

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the June 22 issue of Lube Report Asia.

In China, Calls for Less Repair Shops

Chinas fragmented auto repair sector will see brutal consolidation in the next three years, and that will affect suppliers of all auto parts, including lubricant marketers, industry insiders said at a conference in Beijing in April.

China Drafts Diesel Engine Oil Specifications

A group of major Chinese vehicle makers and energy giants are working on the nations first lubricant specification for diesel truck engines.

Indias Emissions Standard Brings Challenges

Indias implementation of Bharat Stage VI automobile emissions standards will result in a shift towards better quality base oils, but the industry remains under pressure to meet the tight deadline of April 2020, experts said at an industry event recently held in Mumbai.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Mumbai, India-based Essar Oil, which sells Castrol lubricants through its retail network, changed its name to Nayara Energy.