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December 7, 2018

Volume 5 Issue 49

Chevron Completes Vietnam Expansion

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Chevron Lubricants Vietnam has completed the expansion of its Hai Phong, Vietnam, blending plant, a $5 million project that more than doubles the facility’s previous capacity. The company did not disclose the plant’s new capacity. read more

Explosion Halts Indian Blender

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A lube blending plant in Chhattisgarh, India, has been halted following an explosion that seriously injured one employee. Officials at Parvati Lubricants were unable to give a time frame for resuming production due to resulting legal action. read more

Asian Nations Near Front of EV Curve

Global electric vehicle sales are growing rapidly from a small base but are concentrated to date in a handful of countries, including China, Japan and South Korea, according to a new report from Lubes’n’Greases about EVs and their impact on lube markets. read more

Briefly Noted

Subsidiaries of Suzhou Hycan Holdings Co., reached five-year agreements to supply plastic bottles ExxonMobil blending plants in Taicang and Tianjin, China.  ExxonMobil opened its first industrial lubricant image store in China last week. The store will showcase the company's line of products, including hydraulic fluids, gear oils, circulating oils and metalworking fluids.