Volume 5 Issue 41

SSY Base Oil Shipping Report

Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the Oct. 19 edition of Lube Report Asia.

Chinese Industry Finds Talent Scarce

China has by far the worlds largest population, but companies in many industries, including the lubricants industry, still have difficulty recruiting the talent they need.

Exports Buoy Bharats Sales

Indian national oil company Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.s lube sales rose 9.2 percent in fiscal year 2017-2018, thanks to retail network expansion and growth in exports.

India Shuts Down Lube Blender

The government of India decided Monday to shut down Biecco Lawrie Ltd., citing repeated failures to help the public sector enterprise become profitable.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Briefly Noted

Mumbai, India-based Mahindra & Mahindra signed an agreement with Castrol India in which the manufacturer will endorse a range of Castrol aftermarket engine oils and transmission fluids for Mahindra tractors.Pertamina said it will work with Olimart to help digitalize services and administration in the automotive service-providing franchise chain. The initiative aims to improve operations and attract more millennial customers.