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September 14, 2018

Volume 5 Issue 37

Brand Awareness High for Two-wheeler Oils

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Two-wheeler owners, maintenance service providers and lubricant retailers across seven Asian countries described themselves as very aware of lube brand and indicated they look mainly to oil distributor representatives and local mechanics for information about brand, according to research conducted by consultancy Kline & Co. read more

India Shifting Toward Group II

API Group II base oils are gradually gaining popularity in India and are expected to nudge aside Group I as the dominant grade by 2030, an industry insider told attendees at a conference held last month in Mumbai. read more

Lukoil Focuses on Northwest China

The lubricant arm of Russian oil giant Lukoil amped up its entry into China last year by catering to an economic project that is extending westward out of China. read more

Briefly Noted

Longjing Lubricant announced plans to increase its prices to cope with increased costs from higher crude prices and the recent onset of Chinese tariffs on U.S. exports. The exact increase will be determined later this month.  Australia’s Newcrest Mining Ltd. awarded Total Lubricants PNG a four-year contract for its Lihir Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea. Total will supply lubricants to the mine.