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Japan’s Auto Exports Rise

Japan’s Auto Exports Rise

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

Japan exported 4.8 million motor vehicles in 2019, a marginal increase from 2018, while domestic sales for all motor veh ...

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Sri Lanka Chases Unauthorized Lubes

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

A Sri Lankan government agency raided 15 retail shops in mid-February and confiscated unauthorized lubricants as part of ...

India Amends Grease Standards

India Amends Grease Standards

Lube Report Asia - February 28, 2020

Attempting to ease the impact of growing competition for lithium, India expanded a government performance standard for g ...

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Net Profits Up for Tide Water Oil

Lube Report Asia - February 21, 2020

Kolkata-based Tide Water Oil Co. (India) Ltd. reported a net profit of Rs 30.8 crore (Rs 308 million or U.S. $4.3 millio ...

JV Will Make Repsol Lubes in Indonesia

JV Will Make Repsol Lubes in Indonesia

Lube Report Asia - February 21, 2020

An Indonesian blending plant partly owned by Repsol will begin producing the companys lubricants by April. The Spanish c ...

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GP to Invest $14M for New Plant in India

Lube Report Asia - February 21, 2020

United Arab Emirates-based GP Global said it plans to invest Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion or U.S. $14 million) to build a ...

South Korean Lube Demand Hits 10-year Low

South Korean Lube Demand Hits 10-year Low

Lube Report Asia - February 21, 2020

South Korea lubricant consumption fell to a 10-year low of 990,455 kiloliters (889,627 metric tons) in 2019, the Korea L ...

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SK Acquires Stake in Vietnamese Blender

Lube Report Asia - February 14, 2020

SK Lubricants acquired a 49 percent stake in Mekong Petrochemical JSC, Vietnams largest private lubricant company, as pa ...

Asean Motor Vehicle Sales Slowdown to Continue

Asean Motor Vehicle Sales Slowdown to Continue

Lube Report Asia - February 14, 2020

Automotive sales in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations dropped 3 percent in 2019, but sales of two-wheelers incr ...

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Evonik Commissions Pilot Catalyst Plant

Lube Report Asia - February 7, 2020

Evonik announced yesterday the commissioning of a pilot plant for scale-up of hydrogenation catalysts for oils and fats ...

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Tough 2019 for Korean, Most Indian Companies

Lube Report Asia - February 7, 2020

South Koreas major base oil refiners - SK Lubricants, S-Oil, GS Caltex, and Hyundai Shell Base Oil - each reported steep ...

Cutting Oils in Demand for Solar Panels

Cutting Oils in Demand for Solar Panels

Lube Report Asia - February 7, 2020

Vietnams increasing number of solar plant installations is boosting overseas demand for silicon wafer cutting oil used i ...

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Japans Energy Supply to Slide as Efficiency Rises

Lube Report Asia - January 31, 2020

Japans volume of primary energy supply - oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear and renewable electricity - is projected to dec ...

India Auto Sales Drop Amid Weak Demand

India Auto Sales Drop Amid Weak Demand

Lube Report Asia - January 31, 2020

Domestic automobile sales in India declined nearly 14 percent year-on-year to 23.1 million units in 2019, according to d ...

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Pakistans NRL Posts Lower Lube Segment Profit

Lube Report Asia - January 31, 2020

Pakistans National Refinery Ltd. reported its half-year net profit for its lube segment - which includes API Group I bas ...