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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Coronavirus Impacts Asia Base Oil Refiners

Coronavirus Impacts Asia Base Oil Refiners

Lube Report Asia - February 28, 2020

Base oil refiners in Asia are slashing production and looking for alternative markets amid plummeting lubricant and grea ...

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Chinas Lube Demand Slides, Retains Value

Lube Report Asia - February 28, 2020

Lube consumption in China dipped 1.3 percent to an estimated 7.4 million metric tons in 2019, while the value of the mar ...

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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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 ...