Forecasts


China to invest $375bn on pollution and energy conservation

Nation spends multi-trillion Yuan budget on massive clean-up initiative

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Forecasts, Lubes tech

23rd August, 2013        

Jarn lubes to extend distribution network

Auto lubes producer takes educational approach to marketing.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, Lubes marketing

21st August, 2013        

LNG vehicles in China to increase tenfold by 2020

LNG market to expand dramatically over next seven years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, OEM Equipment

21st August, 2013        

Quarter-trillion dollar Sino-Russian oil deal ‘game-changer’

Single oil deal could transform global crude flows in the future

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes marketing, Rosneft

28th July, 2013        

Asia-Pacific to lead global lubes growth

Research & Markets Report shows China and Asian economies will drive lubes demand as Western Europe continues to decline.

Tags: Asia, China, Europe, Forecasts, India, Lubes marketing

28th July, 2013        

China to drive petrochemicals market forward

Global petrochemicals set to continue to be supported by China and Asia-Pacific markets according to a new report

Tags: China, ExxonMobil, Forecasts, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

28th July, 2013        

Sinopec looks to Iceland for oil and gas

Chinese oil major targets Iceland for potential exploration projects

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

21st June, 2013        

PetroChina debt likely to worsen

Chinese oil producer could see further pressure on balance sheet through domestic and acquisition issues.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes marketing, PetroChina

21st June, 2013        

Car sales weak but luxury sector remains optimistic

China's slowing economy reflected in national auto sales

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, OEM Equipment

20th June, 2013        

SUVs to drive oil demand growth

Chinese demand for large vehicles will drive oil demand.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, OEM Equipment

24th May, 2013        

What’s next after Nexen?

China major mulls next steps in upstream and downstream investment.

Tags: Australia, China, CNOOC, Forecasts, Lubes marketing

24th May, 2013        

Angola looks to China as US oil exports drop

African nation looks East to boost local oil economy.

Tags: Africa, China, Forecasts, Lubes news

22nd May, 2013        

China poised to top US for oil imports

The US could drop to second place in the world's oil import league as China's energy hunger continues to increase.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, North America, OPEC

23rd April, 2013        

Chinese urbanisation presents significant opportunities, says CAT

Latest heavy infrastructure investment could offer help to OEMs.

Tags: Calumet, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts, OEM Equipment

23rd April, 2013        

Two-wheeler lubes market growing in Asia, says Kline

China sales slow to rise, but still accounts for significant sales of motorcycle oil.

Tags: Asia, China, Forecasts, Lubes marketing, Lubes news

23rd April, 2013        

FAW to spend big on R&D

Chinese automaker to boost products output to keep up with market expansion

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts

22nd March, 2013        

China’s oil majors to announce falling profits, say analysts

China's largest oil producers likely to be hit by combination of increased refining costs and fluctuating crude prices and show falling profits for 2012.

Tags: China, CNOOC, CNPC, Corporate News, Forecasts, Renault, Sinopec

22nd March, 2013        

China set to become biggest luxury market by 2016

Luxury vehicle sales will exceed US market within the next three years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, innovation, Lubes marketing, Nissan

22nd March, 2013        

Chinese fuel prices may rise in February

Global crude prices may affect domestic adjustments for China's fuel.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Fuchs, Lubes news

21st February, 2013        

Pang Da forecasts massive 2012 losses

Chinese automaker likely to be hit by more than 600m Yuan losses after being hit be Japanese boycott.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

20th February, 2013        

Venezuela seeks $6bn in loans

Latin American nation is looking to fill a dollar gap with cash for oil deals with China and Chevron and

Tags: Chevron, China, Forecasts, Lubes news, S America

20th February, 2013        

Myanmar pipeline to be completed by May

Next piece of Beijing's energy plan forecast to be in place by Spring

Tags: China, CNPC, Forecasts, Lubes news, Middle East

23rd January, 2013        

China’s crude imports may rise by 5% in 2013

Dependence on overseas oil continues to increase even as domestic output increases.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

23rd January, 2013        

Auto sales could top 20m in 2013

China's car parc could be significantly boosted again this year as vehicle sales continue to climb

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts, Lubes marketing

23rd January, 2013        

Chinese oil demand to grow by 3.4% in 2013

Forecast shows modest growth in world's fastest growing oil consumer's demand.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

24th December, 2012        

Robot workers take over as labour costs rise

Robots forecast to become the core manufacturing resource in China's automotive industry.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, innovation

24th December, 2012        

Japanese car sales may be over the worst after sales languish

Japanese car sales are forecast to rally in China as cross-border tensions ease.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts, Toyota

24th December, 2012        

China to become main buyer of Iraqi oil by 2030

China looks to Middle East nation to boost energy imports

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, Middle East, Russia

21st November, 2012        

China oil and gas production to rise significantly

Thew latest forecasts show China's oil and gas output will continue to rise exponentially until 2013

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

21st November, 2012        

Sino-Kazakh pipeline could be at capacity within 2 years

Forecasts show new pipeline could be operating at full speed by 2014

Tags: China, Eastern Europe, Forecasts, Lubes news

21st November, 2012        

VW may build another plant in China,

VW is planning a possible 14th car plant in China

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts

25th October, 2012        

China shores up oil loans in South America

Latin America increases cash-for-oil trade with China's Development Bank.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, S America

25th October, 2012        

China report shows boost for lubes industry

A new lubes report for China to 2015 shows positive news for the nation's lubes industry.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CNOOC, CNPC, Forecasts, Helix, Lubes news, Lubricants, Shell, Sinopec

25th October, 2012        

Ford to launch Lincoln in China

Ford is set to sell its luxury brand in China within two years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Ford, Forecasts, innovation

25th September, 2012        

Geely eyes export markets, introduces new models

Carmaker Geely is looking to capitalise on First Half export sales growth.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts, innovation

24th September, 2012        

Mixed messages from China's energy industry

Shell sees mixed messages in China's official fuel and lubes growth figures against its own receding sales numbers.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts, Shell

24th September, 2012        

Heavy losses push Chinese refiners overseas

Sinopec and PetroChina look for overseas acquisition to offset losses

Tags: China, CNOOC, Corporate News, Forecasts, PetroChina, Sinopec

24th September, 2012        

Sinopec tops China's enterprise list for the 8th year

Sinopec is China's highest earning business again in 2011 with $402bn revenues

Tags: China, Corporate News, Forecasts, Sinopec

24th September, 2012        

China Base Oil Summit to be held September

Country's largest annual oil and lubes conference to be hosted by Chengdu

Tags: base oil, China, Forecasts, Lubes news

22nd August, 2012        

China's oil demand drops for the first time in three years

Sharp drop in oil demand reflects slowdown in Chinese economy.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

22nd August, 2012        

China forecasts auto growth, but stockpiles continue to rise

The Second Half of 2012 is set for growth in China's auto market, but dealer inventories continue to expand.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts

22nd August, 2012        

China releases latest 5-year plan

New strategy outlined to protect energy and environment for world's fastest growing energy consumer.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts

22nd July, 2012        

Sinochem plans to expand reserve storage after delays

After overcoming serious delays, Sinochem is set to boost China's petroluem reserve storage

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts

21st July, 2012        

China slows overseas energy acquisitions

Chinese majors are reining back on their unconventional oil and gas acquisitions overseas.

Tags: Asia, China, CNOOC, Forecasts, North America, PetroChina, Sinopec

25th June, 2012        

China looks to sell crude futures by year end

National commodity derivatives including oil set to go on sale to foreign investors.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts, oil prices

25th June, 2012        

Infiniti looks to China

Nissan moves its luxury brand HQ in Hong Kong

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts, Nissan

25th June, 2012        

Energy caps by 2015

China's government is determined to cap energy consumption within three years.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts

29th May, 2012        

$1 trillion petro-dollar windfall could help China rebalance

Money from oil price fluctuations amongst OECD nations could work in China's favour to boost the country's economy.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

15th May, 2012        

Chinese carmakers plan major increases

Chinese automakers are aiming for increased profitability in 2012 despite a poor 2011.

Tags: Africa, automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts, Great Wall

15th May, 2012        

SAIC profits jump 67% and forecasts strong 2012

Chinese automaker SAIC sees 67% profit leap helped by VW joint venture and forecasts a good year to come.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts, Volkswagen

23rd April, 2012        

China seeks short-term avgas, but biofuel is long term forecast

China's largest aero fuel company is looking for new short-term supplies after a recent diesel price hike, but forecasts are for a boom in biofuels by 2020.

Tags: Aviation, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts

20th April, 2012        

PetroChina, Shell and Hess to explore for shale

Xinjiang region targeted for shale oil project

Tags: China, CNPC, Forecasts, PetroChina, Shell

19th April, 2012        

China installs emergency oil tanks to hedge price volatility forecasts

China is building a second phase of emergency oil storage as forecasts of oil price volatility and continued high demand persist.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

28th March, 2012        

Asia to drive oil growth in 2012, says IEA

French analysts see drive for oil demand coming from the East

Tags: Asia, China, Europe, Forecasts, Lubes news

26th March, 2012        

Chinese car sales may fall short in 2012

Growth predictions may prove optimistic for foreign and domestic car makers this year.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts

20th March, 2012        

Audi and Great Wall set sights high for 2012 sales

Two major suppliers to the Chinese vehicle market have set ambitious targets for the year.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Europe, Forecasts, Great Wall

27th February, 2012        

CNOOC aims to triple output by 2030

China's largest oil producer looking for a massive acceleration in output.

Tags: China, CNOOC, Corporate News, Forecasts

23rd February, 2012        

Ten manufacturers to make 90% of China's vehicles

Only ten automakers are forecast to produce almost the entire output of China's vehicle production by 2015

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts

23rd February, 2012        

Iran sanctions may not affect China oil demand

Tough EU oil sanctions on Iran may cause price squeeze and complications with China

Tags: China, Forecasts, Middle East

25th January, 2012        

China oil demand forecasts for 2012 lowered

IEA lowers short-term estimates but China still on target to lead world oil consumption.

Tags: BP, China, Forecasts, Lubes news

20th January, 2012        

CNPC aims at further records after declaring overseas milestone

China's largest energy firm announces record output levels, with more to come over the next four years.

Tags: Africa, China, CNPC, Forecasts, Lubes news, Middle East

20th January, 2012        

Sinopec to double overseas output

China's Oil supplier to reach 1m barrels by 2015.

Tags: China, CNPC, Forecasts, Lubes news, Sinopec

19th January, 2012        

China demand to peak around 2030 says ExxonMobil

A new global report from ExxonMobil forecasts China's oil demand to peak in 2030, but Asia will still drive growth.

Tags: Asia, China, ExxonMobil, Forecasts, Lubes news

3rd January, 2012        

China growth to slow says economists

A new banking report puts forecasts China's growth below 8%.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Forecasts

3rd January, 2012        

China to match U.S. oil demand by 2040

China's thirst for oil is set to match the US according to a new report.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, North America

19th December, 2011        

World Bank predicts severe oil crunch by 2015

World Bank consultant claims oil could exceed $150 within five years.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, Middle East

21st November, 2011        

Canada could turn to China as US delays pipeline decision

Canadian officials in negotiation with China as US fails to confirm XL Pipeline route.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts, North America, Obama

14th November, 2011        

Jianghua to Double Brazil Sales by 2015

Automaker to push for Brazilian market as domestic sales drop.

Tags: automotive industry, Brazil, China, Corporate News, Forecasts

14th November, 2011        

China uses shale gas forecasts to promote corporate involvement

China is using forecasts of its massive shale gas reserves to attract domestic investment

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts

24th October, 2011        

CNPC forecasts overseas growth

CNPC is looking to foreign resources to secure China's oil futures.

Tags: Australia, China, CNPC, Corporate News, Forecasts, N America, PetroChina

24th October, 2011        

China oil demand to rise further in 2012

China's oil consumption is set for further growth in 2012, but at a slightly reduced rate.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts, OPEC

19th October, 2011        

China oil consumption to rise dramatically by 2020

A new report forecasts a significant rise in China's oil consumption over the next 10 years.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, Lubricants

26th September, 2011        

Third Asia Pipeline Summit announced

Asia's major oil pipeline conference announces key speakers as the event is held in Beijing for the third consecutive year.

Tags: Asia, China, Forecasts

22nd September, 2011        

Chinese car rentals hit top gear

The car rental market is flourishing and set to rise further by 2015 according to latest forecasts

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts

22nd September, 2011        

China auto exports threaten global automakers

World's major car makers fear China expansion could cause cheap dumping.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Forecasts

21st September, 2011        

Chinese overseas oil investments unprofitable

New report suggests that China's oil SOEs are making poor overseas investments.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Forecasts

23rd August, 2011        

Chinese automotive growth cycle may restart in 2013

State researchers predict an upswing in China's car sales.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Forecasts

21st August, 2011        

BP recovery continues

BP's profits continue to rise as the company recovers from last year's Gulf spill.

Tags: BP, Corporate News, Forecasts

27th July, 2011        

China Oil Demand Growth Slowest in Two Years

China's oil demand has slowed significantly and may stay below forecast levels.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

25th July, 2011        

China steps up global oil investment

China is increasing its global oil presence with new investments in the Middle East, Africa and South America

Tags: Africa, China, CNPC, Forecasts, Middle East, PetroChina, S America

15th July, 2011        

OEMs tending towards low viscosity fluids

Regulations will force OEMs to keep up with higher performing fluids

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, Lubricants

28th June, 2011        

China lubes production continues to grow

Statistics for March 2011 show China's lubes output continuing to grow.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news

12th May, 2011        

China lubes to continue annual rise

Forecasts from Sinolub predict a steady rise in the growth of the Chinese lubes market over the next three years.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, Lubricants

11th May, 2011        

Biofuels could supply 27% of transport market

The biofuels market could supply almost one third of the transport industry's needs by 2050 according to IEA forecasts.

Tags: bio fuels, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts, India

11th May, 2011        

Indian lubes growth "not huge" predicts Castrol

Growth in the Indian lubes market will be driven by the automotive sector but won't be "huge" according to Castrol India's COO.

Tags: automotive industry, Castrol, China, Forecasts, India, Lubes news, Lubricants

15th April, 2011        

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