Volume 8 Issue 3

India May Break Up Balmer Lawrie

India’s central government will probably break apart Balmer Lawrie & Co. and divest its units – including its greases and lubricants business – in separate sales, according to a report published this week.

Lube Consumption Drops in Japan

Japan consumed 124,191 kiloliters (111,700 metric tons) of finished lubricants in November last year, down 23% from November 2019, according to data released last week by a government agency.

South Korean Base Oil Exports Slip

South Korea exported less base oil at less value in November last year than in the same month of 2019, according to Korea Customs Service Data.

From Other Editions of Lube Report

Base Oil Output Keeps Bouncing Back

API Begins 2021 Monitoring Program

EU Extends Group II Import Quota

Briefly Noted

Automotive lubricants company Castrol India Ltd. appointed Jaya Jamrani vice president of marketing effective Jan. 1. She spent over a decade across various vertical markets in Castrol both in India and globally, after a stint with British multinational consumer goods company Unilever.