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New Spec Impacts Base Oil Quality Demands

Lube Report Asia - July 12, 2019

Japans introduction of an ultra-low viscosity passenger car motor oil specification, GLV-1, in October will drive demand ...

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Chinese Marketers Eye Chinese Standards

Lube Report Asia - April 5, 2019

Chinese lubricant marketers generally follow lubricant specifications developed in North America or Europe, but one of t ...

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JASO Preps Ultra-low-viscosity PCMO Spec

Lube Report Asia - March 8, 2019

The Japanese Automotive Standards Organization is preparing for adoption next month of a new specification for ultra-low ...

Shandong to Phase Out Older Trucks

Shandong to Phase Out Older Trucks

Lube Report Asia - March 1, 2019

Shandong province aims by 2020 to replace all local diesel vehicles that dont comply with emissions standards newer than ...

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Southeast Asia Shifts to Better Engine Oils

Lube Report Asia - July 6, 2018

Automotive engine oil demand in Southeast Asia is gradually shifting from obsolete grades to higher quality products, a ...

China Drafts Diesel Engine Oil Specifications

China Drafts Diesel Engine Oil Specifications

Lube Report Asia - June 8, 2018

A group of major Chinese vehicle makers and energy giants are working on the nations first lubricant specification for d ...

Asia Expected to Use SN Plus

Asia Expected to Use SN Plus

Lube Report Asia - February 9, 2018

North America may be the home of API, but the organizations next engine oil category, API SN Plus, should also spread to ...

JAMA Proposes SAE 0W-8 Spec

JAMA Proposes SAE 0W-8 Spec

Lube Report Asia - April 18, 2017

Members of the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association want to continue pioneering lower-viscosity oils by develop ...

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Lopal IPO Fetches $71 Million

Lube Report Asia - April 4, 2017

In its initial public offering, Jiangsu Lopal Petrochemical Co. raised 494 million (U.S. $71.68 million) to build severa ...

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Indonesia Writes National Lube Spec

Lube Report Asia - July 19, 2016

Indonesia is writing a national standard for lubricants and plans to implement it in the near future, according to a mem ...

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API Invokes Provisional Licensing for Engine Oils

Lube Report Asia - April 26, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute is temporarily granting provisional licenses for the ILSAC GF-5 and API SN, SM, SL and ...

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Marketers Phasing Out Energy Conserving

Lube Report Asia - March 29, 2016

Engine oil marketers in the Asia-Pacific region are making changes to inventories in response to the American Petroleum ...

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Slow Asian Pick-up Seen for CK-4, FA-4

Lube Report Asia - March 15, 2016

APIs newly adopted twin heavy-duty diesel engine oil categories are unlikely to receive broad early use in developing As ...

API Increases License Fees

API Increases License Fees

Lube Report Asia - January 19, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute increased fees for its engine oil licensing system last month to offset implementation ...

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Next API Heavy-duty Spec Bound for Market

Lube Report Asia - December 22, 2015

PC-11, the next heavy-duty engine oil category from the American Petroleum Institute, cleared several of its final hurdl ...

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Expiration of Dexos1 Licenses Postponed

Lube Report Asia - November 3, 2015

General Motors advised last month that it will postpone the expiration of existing Dexos1 engine oil licenses until Dec. ...

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New JASO Diesel Wear Test Adopted

Lube Report Asia - September 1, 2015

The Japanese Society of Automotive Engineers has adopted a valve train wear test for diesel engine oils that ends relian ...