Thursday, 8 May 2014
Lube Report 22 April 2014
April 22, 2014
Volume 1 Issue 16
India’s CAFE: Cleaner Air, Better Lubes
By K.Venkateshwar Rao • April 22, 2014
India’s new fuel economy standards will demand lower viscosity automotive lubricants and more bespoke formulations, an official at a leading oil marketer says.
Aussie Rerefiner Warns Against Subsidy Cut
By Joe Beeton • April 22, 2014
Right after finishing construction of its second rerefinery, Australia’s Southern Oil Refining says it may have to close its first if the country enacts proposed cuts in consumer-funded subsidies for waste oil recycling.
Diesel Engines Take Top Spot in South Korea
By Jeongmae Choi • April 22, 2014
Sales of diesel-powered vehicles surpassed gasoline-powered cars in South Korea for the first time in 2013.
Gazprom Expands Siberia Plant
By Boris Kamchev • April 22, 2014
Gazprom Neft has finished the second upgrade of its lubricant blending production in Omsk, Western Siberia.
Malaysian Company Recruits Freelance Sales Team
By Lam Lye Ching • April 22, 2014
Casa Angsana Petroleum Product, a Malaysian lubricant producer based in Kota Baharu, Kelantan, recently introduced a system of recruiting freelance sales agents to market their motor oil.
April 22, 2014
An article in last week’s issue misspelled the name of Balmer Lawrie Director of Manufacturing Anand Dayal.
Base Oil Reports
Asia Base Oil Price Report
Base oil trading was somewhat subdued in Asia, as players aren’t concluding May business until a clearer price picture emerges.
–by Gabriela Wheeler
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