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October 11, 2019

Volume 6 Issue 41

China’s South Korean Base Oil Imports Dip

Chinese imports of South Korean base stocks fell significantly in the middle of this year following several plant openings and expansions within China, an industry analyst said at a conference last month in Nanjing, China. read more

Innov Oil Expands in Singapore

Viscosity modifier producer Innov Oil completed the relocation of its Singapore operations to a larger factory that provides increased production capabilities and storage capacity, the company announced last week. read more

Kismat Ventures into Southeast Asia

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Energy trading company Kismat Singapore entered the Southeast Asian lubricant market through a toll-blending deal in Malaysia, the company announced this month. read more

Briefly Noted

Shell India appointed Raman Ojha country head of Shell Lubricants India, effective this month. Ojha succeeds Mansi Tripathy, who became the company’s vice president of lubricants for the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East.  A new partnership of the automotive aftermarket division of Robert Bosch GmbH and Castrol will run a jointly branded workshop pilot in Suzhou, China, starting this month. The test will include up to 25 joint workshops, each offering Castrol lubricants and Bosch parts and service offerings.