China Lubes Tech


Honeywell, Exxon and Hainan Handi join forces

Tech, oil major and Chinese independent lubes producer link up for a joint marketing and tech alliance.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech

22nd August, 2016        

Exxon expands China facility

Buoyant on growth prospects, the US major will more than double capacity at its Taicang plant

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, Lubricants

2nd May, 2016        

Petronas ups stake in Chinese Yuchai partnership

Malaysian producer increases its holding in Yuchai lubricants JV

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Petronas

1st May, 2016        

Speciality additives market to grow in China

Increasingly stringent emissions regulations in emerging markets will be a boon for producers

Tags: additives, Asia, Brazil, China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, India, Lubes tech

4th April, 2016        

China lubricants industry adjusting to "new normal" of demand

Lubes demand peaked in 2012 and the industry adapting to less favourable conditions

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

4th April, 2016        

Chinese oil imports reach new highs

Capitalising on low prices, China is buying near record amounts of Saudi oil

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

4th April, 2016        

China gradually moves towards Group II base oil stocks

Group I base oils lose share to Group II as production capabilities improve

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

1st March, 2016        

Engine makers struggle with National V rollout

Tougher emissions standards are having an effect on China's OEMs

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

2nd February, 2016        

As domestic supply increases, China relaxes lubes export rules

Smaller lubes producers will no longer have to go through the Big Three as output surges

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

2nd February, 2016        

Shell and CNOOC to expand petrochem complex

The two energy majors are deepening their cooperation in China

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNOOC, Lubes tech, Shell

4th January, 2016        

Pertamina opens plant in Jakarta, plans more in China

The Indonesian lubes major is continuing its expansion across the Asia Pacific region

Tags: APAC, Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

30th December, 2015        

Sinopec in talks to buy troubled Zhangzhou petrochem plant

The Chinese major may part with $3bn to purchase a controlling stake in the plant from Dragon Aromatics

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

31st October, 2015        

China to beat US machine lubes consumption; Euro laws could have global impact

China's developing economy may soon surpass the US in specialist machine lubricants consumption, but new Euro metal laws could have significant impact on metalworking fluids.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Environment, regulatory and standards, Europe, Lubes tech, N America

31st October, 2015        

Taicang lubes base continues to attract investment

Foreign and domestic majors are increasing their presence in the port town

Tags: BP, Castrol, China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech

31st October, 2015        

Total resumes operations in Tianjin

Total Lubramarine is returning to normal function after a deadly blast disrupted local industry

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Total

27th September, 2015        

New emissions standards brought forward by China

China has yet again brought forward implementation deadlines for rigorous new auto standards

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

27th September, 2015        

Shell introduces engine oils for NEVs

The Anglo-Dutch major has pioneered two new lubricants for trucks and buses in China

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

27th September, 2015        

China pushes new lubes guidelines

The PRC aims to standardise quality control for locally manufactured lubricants products

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

27th August, 2015        

Kunlun pioneers National V standard lubes

The CNPC subsidiary achieves international standards with its Tianrun line of lubes

Tags: API, China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, ILSAC, Lubes tech, S America

24th August, 2015        

Total taps Asia growth with new Singapore plant

The French major is looking to expand across Asia with a large addition to existing capacity

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Europe, Lubes tech, Total

23rd August, 2015        

Shell completes work on large bitumen project

The Anglo-Dutch major has paved Lanzhou Airport expressway as part of a major redevelopment plan

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Shell

22nd August, 2015        

Group II base oils to rise with lubes demand in China

ExxonMobil sees modest growth for the region with a shift towards higher quality base oils

Tags: Asia, base oil, China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech

28th July, 2015        

China leading the way in Pour Point Depressant volumes

The automotive industry in China is pushing PPD volumes across the Asia Pacific region

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

28th July, 2015        

Chinese lubes gain US approvals

In a bid to promote the authenticity and efficacy of their products, Chinese firms are seeking Western certifications

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, N America

28th July, 2015        

China's Industrial lubes market continues to grow

Demand for high-quality, energy efficient industrial lubricants is increasing in China

Tags: BP, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

28th June, 2015        

SK looking to buy Tongyi stake

South Korean lubricants producer is eyeing Shell's former venture in a bid to crack the Chinese market

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Shell

27th June, 2015        

Chinese energy M&As slowing down

Sinopec, CNPC and CNOOC are scaling back on investments both at home and abroad

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNOOC, CNPC, Lubes tech, Sinopec

27th June, 2015        

China driving Asia-Pac base oil boom

Base oil growth across the region will grow by 3.5% CAGR over the next five years

Tags: Asia, base oil, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

25th May, 2015        

Shell introduces new lubes for Chinese NGVs

The Dutch major has pioneered two new lubricants for trucks and buses

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, natural-gas, Shell

25th May, 2015        

CNPC leading the way in biolubricants market

Global biolubes sales are slated to rise 6.3% over between 2014-2015

Tags: bio lubes, China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech

25th May, 2015        

Yuchai Petronas launch new R&D centre

The Sino-Malaysian venture has opened a new research centre in Guangxi province

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Petronas

19th April, 2015        

National V diesel standards to be implemented in 2016

Tougher regulations on diesel products have been brought forward by one year

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Environment, Lubes tech

19th April, 2015        

CNPC subsidiary fined for polluting as fire rages at Fujian PX plant

Lanzhou fines a CNPC subsidiary for polluting while a fire at a Fujian paraxylene plant releases harmful chemicals

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech

19th April, 2015        

Six Chinese provinces set up pollution watchdog

Beijing, Tianjin, Inner Mongolia, Shandong, Hebei and Shanxi unite to curb pollution

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

22nd March, 2015        

National IV diesel regulations squeeze China's truckmakers

Stringent requirements are causing truck production to slide, but DEF solutions to grow

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

22nd March, 2015        

Sinopec Chairman defends oil giant’s impact on pollution

Fu Chengyu claims local authorities have more say in emissions controls than nationwide operators

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Sinopec

22nd March, 2015        

Luroda strengthens machine oil offering

Chinese independent looks to the construction sector for growth

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

24th February, 2015        

Tianhe bets big on R&D

The Chinese chemicals giant is bringing two facilities online in Q1

Tags: additives, Afton Chemicals, China, China Lubes Tech, Infineum, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

24th February, 2015        

Jebsen and CleanOil to collaborate on recycled lubes

The JV will produce high quality recycled base oil for industrial and auto lubes

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

24th February, 2015        

Sinopec launches new clean lubes line in Singapore

China's largest company expands its presence in South East Asia

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

20th January, 2015        

Shell to introduce National IV diesel oils

The oil major is bringing out a new line of pollution-reducing lubes

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

20th January, 2015        

Total reveals ambitions for Chinese market

The French major continues to invest in high-end lubes and Asia's first dedicated grease unit

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Europe, Lubes tech, Total

21st December, 2014        

Great Wall and Sinotruk sign strategic agreement

The Chinese lubes producer is making vast improvements to efficiency

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Lubricants

21st December, 2014        

CNPC pushes National IV oils in Xinjiang

The Chinese major is pushing emissions reducing products in Western China

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech

21st December, 2014        

ExxonMobil to build new R&D facility in 2015

US major plans to expand its presence in China with a new lubes lab in Shanghai

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech

24th November, 2014        

Sino-US emissions agreement is result of APEC summit

Xi and Obama pen an historic agreement to reduce emissions

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

24th November, 2014        

Sinopec set to expand Africa footprint

The Chinese oil and gas giant is stepping up exports and forming local partnerships

Tags: Africa, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, rail, Sinopec

24th November, 2014        

Tenneco opens commercial vehicle R&D facility in China

US truck giant to capitalize on increasingly stringent emission controls

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, N America

26th October, 2014        

Lubrizol pioneers innovations in driveline additive technology

US additives producer presents on latest advances at industry conference

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Tech, drivetrains, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

26th October, 2014        

Lopal launches new National IV compliant range

The regional producer has added a new range of high-viscosity lubricants

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

26th October, 2014        

Lopal goes green

Chinese lubes marketer promotes its fuel-saving products, according to Lube Report Asia

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

21st September, 2014        

92% of Maoming lubes now contain Grade 1b or above base oil

Chinese producer makes strides towards better quality products

Tags: base oil, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

21st September, 2014        

Public and private sector partner to combat China's rising emissions

BASF and China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection sign a new strategic agreement

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Tech, Europe, Lubes tech

18th September, 2014        

Substandard lubes imports increase 79% in H1

Guangdong Inspection and Quarantine Bureau sees influx of incorrectly labelled products

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants

20th August, 2014        

Chem Trend improves China facilities

High-performance casting lubes firm expands its Qingpu plant to better service local OEMs

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

20th August, 2014        

Sinopec Group continues reforms and establishes lubes unit

The limited liability company is part of Sinopec Group’s marketing arm reorganisation

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

26th July, 2014        

Infineum increases presence in China

The additives company has opened a new China Business and Technology Centre in Shanghai

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Infineum, Lubes tech

26th July, 2014        

Sanyo Chemicals beefs up additives facilities in China

Japanese firm increases capacity to cater to growing demand for auto lubes

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

26th July, 2014        

National V standards to fast-forward base oil grade improvements

Despite not coming to force nationally until 2018, new Chinese standards are already having an impact on lubes quality

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNOOC, Lubes tech

23rd June, 2014        

Kunlun improves lubes quality

Chinese lubes maker upgrades anti-wear credentials

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

22nd June, 2014        

China oil production shows monthly dip but annual growth

Lubes production dipped month-to-month in April, but is set to remain steady across the year as demand grows

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

15th June, 2014        

Evonik expands additive facilities in China

Leading chemicals producer adds capacity at Shanghai technology centre

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants

15th June, 2014        

Shen highlights future challenges for China lubes producers

OATS' Diana Shen will call on lubes producers to help China overcome its pollution and clean energy problems, at June's ICIS conference.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, Lubricants

3rd June, 2014        

Chinese lubes catch up with international standards

Great Wall lubes aligns products with international standards as demand for consistent quality booms

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Sinopec

27th May, 2014        

PetroChina makes strides in marine lubes field

Chinese oil giant gains recognition for lubes tech developments in the shipping industry

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, marine, PetroChina

26th May, 2014        

Major reforms in China’s state-owned energy sector

Oil giants are streamlining operations, leaving more space for competitors

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNOOC, CNPC, Lubes tech, Sinopec

22nd May, 2014        

Police uncover fake lubes operation in Shanghai

12 people arrested in connection with a multi-million dollar counterfeit lubricants ring

Tags: Castrol, China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, Shell

21st May, 2014        

Shanghai implements National V emissions standards

The Municipality brought in the new regulations on April 30th, four years ahead of schedule

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

19th May, 2014        

12 lubes brands make Guangzhou blacklist

Provincial bureaus are making a conscious effort to crack down on substandard products

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

27th April, 2014        

China's domestic refining market faces serious oversupply

According to Sinopec analysts China’s oil industry is outpacing even steel

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

24th April, 2014        

Capital to introduce Beijing VI fuel emissions standards by 2016

China's capital leads the charge against pollution with new emissions standards

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Environment, Lubes tech

7th April, 2014        

Shell opens first China research centre

Global oil major to provide technical lubricants solutions to Asian customers

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Shell

7th April, 2014        

ExxonMobil launches new wind turbine lube to China market

The oil major aims at capturing China’s growing renewable energies market

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech

23rd March, 2014        

Substandard greases common in Shandong province

A local supervisory bureau finds seven batches failed to meet national requirements

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, grease, Lubes tech

20th March, 2014        

Yihon produce China’s first 8-speed AT fluid

The Chinese lubes producer has developed transmission fluid to cater for higher spec gearbox requirements.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Europe, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Volkswagen

20th March, 2014        

Great Wall lubes continues to innovate

The Chinese lubes major is keeping the patent office busy with numerous projects

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Lubricants

23rd February, 2014        

Kunlun prepares for National V standards

The Chinese producer is strengthening OEM ties and upgrading base oil quality

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech

23rd February, 2014        

Lubes product quality requires greater scrutiny in China

Two recent incidents found lubes and diesel products were not in line with national standards

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, PetroChina

16th February, 2014        

Chinese grease industry goes greener

Sinopec lead the curve in environmentally friendly R&D for grease manufacture

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Sinopec

11th February, 2014        

Kunlun improves green technology

Chinese lubes producer prepares for National V with improved technology

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

26th January, 2014        

Consumer watchdog puts lubes to the test

China Consumer Reports compares five international and domestic brands in a comprehensive analysis

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

15th January, 2014        

Shell introduces PurePlus tech to China lubes

Global major cleans up production in China in response to consumer demand

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Shell

15th January, 2014        

Are cars to blame for Beijing’s pollution?

Scientists disagree on the cause of smog in the capital as regulations continue.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

13th January, 2014        

Sinopec advances shipping lubes technology

Chinese oil giant also continues upgrades at OEM oil testing facilities

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, marine, Sinopec

15th December, 2013        

Pipeline blast calls energy companies' safety into question

A deadly explosion near Qingdao is causing energy producers to reevaluate their safety protocols

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech, Sinopec

15th December, 2013        

Shell to double lubes capacity at China plant

Lubes Report confirm Dutch major is betting big on China with new expansion

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Shell

9th December, 2013        

Chinese lube products gain international accreditation

As competition toughens at home, large and small domestic lubes producers are venturing overseas

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, grease, hydraulics, Lubes tech, Sinopec

24th November, 2013        

China will enforce National IV fuel standards in 2014

In an attempt to curb pollution, new gasoline standards will come online on the first of January next year

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

24th November, 2013        

Shell Lubes VP talks up China's lube quality

In a recent interview, Selda Gunsel discusses Shell's technical challenges in China's highly competitive marketplace.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Shell

16th November, 2013        

Chemtura opens new China plant

The North American company expands its operations across Asia-Pacific with a new facility in Nanjing

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, North America

16th November, 2013        

Sinopec cleans up its lubes production

Chinese major responds to national call for pollution reduction

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech, Sinopec

13th October, 2013        

Great Wall and Shanghai Petrochemical join forces on oil project

Domestic producers look to reduce imports through cooperation on air compressor project

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Sinopec

13th October, 2013        

Dongfeng Castrol unveils new lubes products

A tech-sharing joint venture produces higher quality lubes for China's domestic market

Tags: Afton Chemical, BP, Castrol, Chevron, China, China Lubes Tech, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

13th October, 2013        

Shell Tongyi win awards for U-series lubes

A multi-national joint venture shows significant benefits for lubes production

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

5th October, 2013        

China releases new plan to tackle pollution

New official guidelines possibly lighter than expected

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CO2 emissions, Lubes tech

25th September, 2013        

Shell puts Helix Ultra to the test

National competition tests mettle of drivers using Shell lubes

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

25th September, 2013        

Leaders lubes make significant advances in technology

Sichuan-based producer changes the game on lubes lifecycle.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants, nanocatalysts

25th September, 2013        

CNPC, Sinopec projects fail to meet emissions standards

Projects suspended after failing Government regulations.

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, CNPC, Lubes tech, Sinopec

23rd September, 2013        

Qingdao targets industrial sector

Shangdong firm builds storage facility for industrial lubes

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech, Lubricants

23rd September, 2013        

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