Volume 7 Issue 15

India Asked to Ship Castor Chemicals

Three lubricant industry associations in the United States petitioned India’s government last week to approve the export of castor oil derivatives stuck at India ports as part of a national lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Malaysian Palm Industry Wants to Reopen

Two industry associations urged the Malaysian state of Sabah this week to allow oil palm plantations and mills to reopen, advising that the industry could suffer severe setbacks if they are forced to remain closed.

Asia-Pacific Leads in New Wind Turbines

Asia-Pacific continued to lead in global wind power development in 2019, accounting for 50.7 percent of new installations, boosted by regulatory reform during the past two years, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Covid-19 Disrupts Auto Industry

Recession Catches Middle East Refiners

API Invokes Provisional Licensing

Briefly Noted

BRB International’s lube oil additives and chemicals business unit expanded its European Union distribution agreement with Arlanxeo into Australia, extending their long-term partnership in Europe that expanded into East Asia in 2017. The agreement is for distribution of Viscotech brand ethylene-propylene copolymers, known as EPM, for use in lubricant applications, including high quality engine oils.