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May 11, 2018

Volume 5 Issue 19

Synthetics Market Set to Grow in India

The market for high quality base oils and synthetics in India will expand going forward as automakers strive to meet stringent environmental legislation and develop technologies for fuel economy, experts said at an industry event in Mumbai last month. read more

Sri Lanka's Lubes Competition Plans Draw Fire

The Sri Lankan agency planning to allow more competition in the nation’s lubricant market was advised recently that it should instead crack down on smuggling and on sales of substandard products. read more

Chinese Blender Expands in Southwest

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Tianjin-based lubricant manufacturer Beiersdorf Petroleum and Chemical Corp. is building a second blending facility on the opposite side of the country, in the Luojiang district of Sichuan province. read more

Briefly Noted

Shell Marine expanded its distribution network into New Zealand, which has seen a 5.8 percent increase in gross weight sea trade since 2015-2016. It also added Medan, Indonesia, to its direct delivery network. Global trader and broker of marine lubes and fuels KPI Bridge Oil Singapore appointed Zoe Tang as its new bunker trader.