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March 23, 2018

Volume 5 Issue 12

Thailand Shell Expands Lubricant Business

Shell Co. of Thailand plans to increase its number of automotive oil change outlets and significantly raise lubricant sales by 2025 as the local lubricant market continues to grow. read more

Federal Karyatama Consolidates Production

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Following a restructuring that increased its lube blending capacity by 67 percent, Indonesia’s PT Federal Karyatama plans to expand in its domestic market and to venture into overseas countries. read more

PTT Sets Up Storage Hub

Thailand’s PTT Lubricants will set up a lube storage facility for its Asean market and look into acquisitions to grow its overseas lubricant business, the company said. read more

India’s Used Oil Market Lags

India is rerefining far less used lubricants than it could because of logistical challenges and apprehensions about the quality of recycled base oil, an expert said at an industry event in Mumbai last month. read more

Briefly Noted

India’s Competition Commission recently approved German chemical distribution company Brenntag AG’s acquisition of Chennai, India-based petroleum specialty products company Raj Petro Specialities. Shell China signed a cooperation agreement with Xian, China-headquartered compressor producer Shaanxi Blower Group Co., a local newspaper reported. Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd. signed Hardik Pandya, a famous cricket player, as its brand ambassador. Pandya joins cricketer MS Dhoni, who has been the lubricant producer’s brand ambassador since 2011.