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India’s BS VI Takes Effect

Lube Report Asia - April 3, 2020

India took a large step toward reducing its very high levels air pollution Wednesday with the implementation of its Bhar ...

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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 ...

Quality of Indian Lubes Rising for BS VI

Quality of Indian Lubes Rising for BS VI

Lube Report Asia - January 17, 2020

Indias automotive engine oil market will be taking a step up in coming months as suppliers prepare for the nations imple ...

Additive Makers Gaining Role in China

Additive Makers Gaining Role in China

Lube Report Asia - November 22, 2019

A new Chinese national standard for diesel engine oil is expected to go into effect next year, leaving Chinese lubricant ...

Indonesia Standard Takes Effect

Indonesia Standard Takes Effect

Lube Report Asia - October 25, 2019

An Indonesian mandate for lubricants to meet the countrys new national SNI standard took effect last month, but some com ...

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Association to Tackle Green Standard

Lube Report Asia - October 4, 2019

The Shanghai Lubricant Trade Association is organizing a new committee whose first priority will be to set up standards ...

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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 ...

Association Contests Indonesian Standard

Association Contests Indonesian Standard

Lube Report Asia - March 22, 2019

The Association of Indonesian Lubricants Distributors, Importers and Producers (Perdippi) is taking legal actions to try ...

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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Q3 Profit Up for GP Petroleums

Lube Report Asia - January 26, 2018

GP Petroleums Ltd. reported its third-quarter net profit surged 72 percent year on year to Rs 5.78 crore (Rs 57.8 millio ...

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China to Revise White Oil Standards

Lube Report Asia - January 12, 2018

China will introduce new national standards for industrial white oils as soon as the middle of this year, according to a ...

Korea Intensifies Inspection Process

Korea Intensifies Inspection Process

Lube Report Asia - December 19, 2017

South Korean government agencies will intensify their lubricants inspection program beginning next year.

Automakers to API: Update GF-5 Now

Automakers to API: Update GF-5 Now

Lube Report Asia - July 25, 2017

Asian and American automakers requested American Petroleum Institute to create a supplement to the existing ILSAC GF-5 s ...

China Introduces Wind Turbine Oil Standards

China Introduces Wind Turbine Oil Standards

Lube Report Asia - May 23, 2017

China recently introduced national standards for greases and lubes used in wind turbines.

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 ...