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December 28, 2018

Volume 5 Issue 52

Ruisike Builds Rerefinery in China

Ruisike Co., a subsidiary of Chinese automaker Chery, began construction this month on a used lubricant rerefinery in Fanchang, Anhui province. The facility is expected to be completed in early 2020 and will have capacity to process 40,000 metric tons per year of used oil. read more

Banner Year for Base Stocks in Asia

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Although strained trade relations between the United States and China left many Chinese companies stuck with unexpected tariff increases on lubricants and lubricant additives, Asia-Pacific otherwise thrived, as a number of new plants and expansions came online during the year. Examples included Hengli Petrochemical’s new API Group II and III base oil plant started up in December, and Shanxi Lu’An Group began making both Group III and polyalphaolefins at the same coal-to-liquids complex in Shanxi province, China. read more

Chinese Localities Implement Emissions Standard

The China 6 vehicular emissions standard – the strictest in the world, according to the country’s central government – gets an 18-month head start next month in several of the nation’s most populous jurisdictions. read more

Briefly Noted

Shengbao-brand lubricants will be sold at PetroChina gas stations after the two companies reached an agreement last week. The products sold include turbine oil, diesel engine oil, gear oil, hydraulic oil and antifreeze. Automotive urea manufacturer North Huajin Chemical Industries Group Corp. will promote and use Sinopec's Great Wall-branded lubricant products after the companies signed an agreement this month.