China

Chinese Refiner Produces Group III

Chinese Refiner Produces Group III

Lube Report Asia - July 8, 2020

Chinese refiner Shandong Qinghe Chemical Technology Co. Ltd. is testing its newly completed 600,000 metric tons per year ...

Grease Output Up in China, Down in India

Grease Output Up in China, Down in India

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2020

Reported lubricating grease production was up in China and Southeast Asia, and down in India and Japan, according to a s ...

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2020

Chinese additives maker Kangtai Lubricant Additives Co. started construction in June on a 50,000 metric tons per year ad ...

Australia Sales Fell in April

Australia Sales Fell in April

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2020

April sales of lubricating oil and grease in Australia fell 7 percent year on year to 25.6 million liters, according an ...

China’s Bohui Nixes Group II Plant

China’s Bohui Nixes Group II Plant

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2020

Chinese fuel supplier Bohui canceled plans to build an API Group II base oil plant but has built a facility that produce ...

Internet-of-vehicles Looms for Oil Changes

Internet-of-vehicles Looms for Oil Changes

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2020

An increasing number of vehicles in China are equipped to transmit information about their operations across the interne ...

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Tianhe Delisted from Stock Exchange

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2020

Tianhe Chemicals Group’s listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange was cancelled Thursday after a review panel late last ...

Japan’s Car Sales Slump in April

Japan’s Car Sales Slump in April

Lube Report Asia - May 21, 2020

Registrations for sales of new passenger cars, trucks and buses fell 29 percent in April, compared to a year earlier, ac ...

Additive

Promoting Out of a Crisis

Lube Report Asia - May 20, 2020

As China slowly reopens its economy, domestic lube suppliers see survival at the top of the agenda and are using promoti ...

China VI Emissions Standard Postponed

China VI Emissions Standard Postponed

Lube Report Asia - April 24, 2020

The Chinese government announced on Wednesday a six-month postponement to nationwide implementation of its China VI emis ...

Guizhou Subsidiary Plans Rerefinery

Guizhou Subsidiary Plans Rerefinery

Lube Report Asia - April 16, 2020

Southwest Dingsheng Energy plans to build a base oil rerefinery in Xi Feng County, Guizhou province. A local government ...

Asia Leads in Wax Supply

Asia Leads in Wax Supply

Lube Report Asia - April 16, 2020

Asia accounted for more than half of 11.2 billion pounds of global wax supply in 2019, leading in petroleum waxes in lar ...

Additive

Malaysian Palm Industry Wants to Reopen

Lube Report Asia - April 8, 2020

Two industry associations urged the Malaysian state of Sabah this week to allow oil palm plantations and mills to reopen ...

Asia-Pacific Leads in New Wind Turbines

Asia-Pacific Leads in New Wind Turbines

Lube Report Asia - April 8, 2020

Asia-Pacific continued to lead in global wind power development in 2019, accounting for 50.7 percent of new installation ...

Thai Oil’s Q4 Net Profit Jumps

Thai Oil’s Q4 Net Profit Jumps

Lube Report Asia - April 2, 2020

Stated-owned Thai Oil Group’s base oil business posted a massive jump in net profit for the fourth quarter of 2019, an ...