Volume 6 Issue 15
Adrian Brown is away. His column will reappear in the April 19 edition of Lube Report Asia.
Petronas aims to double its supply of API Group III base oils within four years, a top official with its international lubricants arm said recently, specifying that the additional 300,000 tons per year would be all or mostly Group III+.
Tianhe Chemicals Group reported steep drops in both revenue and gross profit for its lubricant additives segment in 2018, chalking up the decline to increased foreign competition.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. plans to start marketing synthetic lubricants in India, claiming the countrys move to stricter vehicle emissions standards next year will spur demand for high-performance passenger car engine oils.