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Flat Market to Alter China’s Supply

In addition to flat demand that should ratchet competition, China’s lubricant industry is headed for structural changes that could significantly alter how marketers supply their products, said an analyst at an industry event in Singapore last week. Read More

Gulf Oil Bets on Chennai, Distribution for Growth

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Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. expects to maintain its growth momentum going forward, thanks to its new blending plant in Chennai and the company’s focus on expanding its distribution network in India, the world’s third-largest lubricant market. Read More

Briefly Noted

Pertamina Lubricants will supply hydraulic oils to PT Sumber Alam Sekurau’s steam power plant in North Kalimantan province, Indonesia. The facility is the first power plant in the province, which is located in eastern Borneo and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing provinces.  Gazpromneft-Lubricants opened an office for the sale of marine lubricants in Vladivostok, on Russia’s Pacific coast.  Huntsman Corp., which operates a Jurong Island, Singapore, plant producing polyetheramines used in lubricants and other products, will combine with fellow chemicals giant Clariant by the end of the year to form HuntsmanClariant.