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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 ...

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Kangtai Builds Additive Factory

Lube Report Asia - July 3, 2020

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

China’s Bohui Nixes Group II Plant

China’s Bohui Nixes Group II Plant

Lube Report Asia - June 19, 2020

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

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Aramco Withdraws from Cilacap JV

Lube Report Asia - June 5, 2020

Pertamina disclosed last week that Saudi Aramco has withdrawn from discussions about a plan to jointly expand the Indone ...

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Lithium Plant Under Study in India

Lube Report Asia - May 15, 2020

India’s Manikaran Power Ltd. and Australian mining company Neometals are conducting a feasibility study for what woul ...

GP, Gulf Blending Plants Back Online

GP, Gulf Blending Plants Back Online

Lube Report Asia - May 8, 2020

GP Petroleums Ltd. and Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. announced the reopening of blending plants in India, after receivi ...

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 ...

Valvoline Restarts China Plant Project

Valvoline Restarts China Plant Project

Lube Report Asia - March 26, 2020

Valvoline Inc. has resumed construction of a lubricants plant in Zhangjiang, China, after suspending the project in Febr ...

SGO Makes Bearings in India

SGO Makes Bearings in India

Lube Report Asia - March 20, 2020

Incheon, South Korea-based bearing manufacturer SGO said it will invest more than $4.5 million to set up bearing product ...

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Pitching Food-grade Lubes to Palm Industry

Lube Report Asia - March 20, 2020

As Europeans consider regulating the presence of two categories of mineral hydrocarbons in food, some palm oil producers ...

Shell Indonesia Doubles Capacity

Shell Indonesia Doubles Capacity

Lube Report Asia - March 13, 2020

Shell Indonesia will double production capacity at its lubricant blending plant in Marunda Centre, north of Jakarta, to ...

India Divesting BPCL Stake

India Divesting BPCL Stake

Lube Report Asia - March 13, 2020

India’s government invited bids to buy its almost 53 percent stake in Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., an oil and gas comp ...

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 ...

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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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Handi Mulls Hong Kong IPO

Lube Report Asia - January 10, 2020

Hainan Handi Sunshine Petrochemical Co. is in talks to prepare an initial public stock offering on the Hong Kong Stock E ...

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ExxonMobil Mulls Lube Plant in India

Lube Report Asia - December 20, 2019

The worlds second-largest lubricant supplier is considering building a blending plant in the worlds third-largest market ...