Volume 5 Issue 24

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

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

Sanyo to Build Additives Plant in Korea

Japans Sanyo Chemical will start construction of a new viscosity index improver plant in Korea next month, with operations expected to start by the end of 2019, the company announced recently.

Grease Production Shifts in Asia

Grease production in China remained steady in 2017 while Japans output grew and India shifted toward higher quality, according to the National Lubricating Grease Institutes yearly survey, which was presented during the organizations annual meeting earlier this week.

Luan Makes CTL Base Stocks

Chinas state-owned Shanxi Luan Mining Group is preparing to open a plant in Shanxi province with capacity to make 350,000 metric tons per year of coal-to-liquids base stocks.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Centurion received a multi-year contract beginning later this year to deliver fuels and bulk lubricants from Viva Energys base in Kalgoorlie, Australia, to sites as far as Meekatharra and Esperance. ExxonMobil Lubricants announced a partnership with GoMechanic, a startup operating in several India cities that offers a network of technology-enabled cars service centers, as its exclusive lubricant partner.