China


Mixed response to global all-electric announcements

The UK has followed France in setting 2040 as the date to go all electric and China is considering the same, but the oil industry remains unconcerned.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, Europe, Lubes marketing, oil prices

11th September, 2017        

View From The Bridge - July 2017

Lubes specs, marketing and consumer education - along with the rise and rise of EVs - are the topics of discussion in the edition of the OATS Bulletin

Tags: API, automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, Lubricants, View from the Bridge

12th July, 2017        

Auto industry pushes electric agenda

OEMS are investing heavily in EVs with Volvo planning to go all-electric, Toyota splitting from Tesla to speed development and SAIC-GM investing billions.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, General Motors, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Tesla, Toyota, Volvo

6th July, 2017        

Toyota EV U-turn as VW launches China electric model

Japanese manufacturer accepts China pressure on EV development as VW announces new all-electric model.

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

6th May, 2017        

Alibaba uses big data to track fake motor lubes in China

E-commerce giant Alibaba is helping Chinese police keep tabs on wholesalers suspected of importing fake motor lubricants from Malaysia and selling them online.

Tags: Asia, Castrol, China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobil1, Shell

2nd May, 2017        

Sinopec expands as it meets new Beijing emissions standards

Chinese oil giant Sinopec claims its products will meet the latest emissions standards and announces a major refinery expansion programme

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CO2 emissions, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

6th March, 2017        

Road tourism set to boost lubes aftermarket

Increased travel for sightseeing in China and India could be significant factors in boosting global lubes sales according to new research.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, India, Lubes marketing, N America

31st December, 2016        

LYNK & CO is the new Geely car brand

Geely Auto Group is launcihng a new global car brand which challenges the way cars have been sold traditionally.

Tags: China, Europe, Internet marketing, Volvo

31st October, 2016        

No newcomers for petrol vehicles industry in China

The Chinese government will not approve any applications by newcomers to the auto industry that want to produce petrol-powered vehicles in China.

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

31st October, 2016        

Chinese Internet Companies target EV market

A number of Chinese internet service providers are setting up EV production plants.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Internet Marketing, electric vehicles, Internet marketing

22nd August, 2016        

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        

VW China sales and global group profits recover despite emissions scandal

The German carmaker sees sales growing in the crucial Chinese market as group Q1 results are positive, although VW brand takes a hit.

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

31st May, 2016        

Chemicals companies open plants around Asia

BASF, Afton and Fuchs are investing in growth across the region

Tags: Afton Chemical, BASF, China, China Lubes Marketing, Fuchs, Lubes marketing

30th May, 2016        

Chinese firms promote synthetic HDDOs

CNOOC and Lopal use digital marketing to help promote new engine oils

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

30th May, 2016        

Focus in China remains on green cars

NEV sales grow as automakers continue to expand their hybrid ranges

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, hybrids, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

30th May, 2016        

Apple bets big on Chinese taxi app

The US tech giant has made a $1bn investment in Didi Chuxing

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

28th May, 2016        

Castrol promotes innovative cutting fluid

Premier lubes brand Castrol markets Hysol SL 35 XBB fluid in China

Tags: additives, Castrol, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

28th May, 2016        

Weibo and Nielsen join forces on new digital marketing standard

The Chinese social media giant and US ratings firm work together to enhance digital measurements

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

28th May, 2016        

View from the Bridge - May 2016

China's burgeoning city and digital highways are being stretched. Can the nation cope as more cars and app users put pressure on the infrastructure? Are lubes marketers behind the digital curve?

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

4th May, 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        

EV subsidies may be distorting Chinese sales figures

Discrepancies in subsidies payments may be behind surging demand for electric cars

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

1st May, 2016        

Is China developing WeChat fatigue?

Increased functionalities are cluttering the ubiquitous app, turning off end users

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

1st May, 2016        

Marketers set to maintain ad spend in China

Despite slowing growth executives remain bullish on China's digital ad economy in 2016.

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

1st May, 2016        

Copycat carmaker loses licence

More than 50 manufacturing companies lose their licenses in China as government cracks down

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Lubricants, OEM Equipment

4th April, 2016        

M-commerce changes the face of China's business landscape

In both cities and rural areas 358 million Chinese people made a payment from a mobile device last year

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

4th April, 2016        

Chinese majors collaborate with e-commerce giants

Tencent and Alibaba are teaming up with Sinopec and CNPC, respectively

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, CNPC, Internet marketing, Mobile technology, Sinopec

4th April, 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        

Sino-Western companies team up on "connected cars"

Geely and Aston Martin are both exploring the Internet of Things with new partnerships

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, Mobile technology, OEM Equipment

4th April, 2016        

Infineum opens new blending plant in China

British additives leader expands operations in a key market

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Infineum, Lubes marketing

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 to ban sales of sub-National V grade lubes in 2017

Lubes marketers stockpiling National IV grade lubes should be prepared

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

1st March, 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        

China car sales to grow 8% in 2016

New car sales will hit 23m units this year as total vehicle fleet swells

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

29th February, 2016        

Japanese car sales post modest growth

After years of slowing sales Japanese automakers are gaining ground in China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, Japan, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

29th February, 2016        

Daimler clashes with Chinese rivals for Iranian truck market

With sanctions lifted, German truck makers are looking to take back market share from China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Daimler, Europe, Middle East, OEM Equipment

29th February, 2016        

Lubricants additives consumption increases in 2015

The global additives market grew by 1% last year, according to consultancy group Kline

Tags: additives, Africa, Asia, China, Kline, Lubes marketing, Middle East

29th February, 2016        

Apple Pay launches in China

Tech giant releases mobile payments systems to early glitches and mixed public response

Tags: Apple, China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

25th February, 2016        

Beijing trails other provinces for online shopping spend

Despite being the nation's capital, southern provinces lead in e-commerce

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

25th February, 2016        

Beijing relaxes rules for dealers

Government will ease restrictions to allow dealers to clear inventory

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

2nd February, 2016        

Is Google mulling a return to mainland China

A raft of jobs posted on LinkedIn suggest the tech firm is contemplating a return to the Mainland

Tags: Asia, China, China Internet Marketing, Google, Internet marketing

2nd February, 2016        

Industry body forms to study Big Data

A group of Chinese industries form a confederation to monitor and maximise the use of Big Data

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Microsoft, Mobile technology

2nd February, 2016        

Shell expands lubes business in Asia

The Anglo-Dutch major is betting big on population and vehicle growth in the region

Tags: APAC, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Shell

2nd February, 2016        

Marine lubes market to grow 3.6% to 2022

Fuelled by rising demand from the APAC region, global marine lubes will reach 2.9kt in 2022

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, marine

2nd February, 2016        

Light vehicle sales rise 7.3% in 2015

Chinese vehicle deliveries rose to 21.1m cars last year as a late surge lifted sales

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, GM, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

2nd February, 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        

View from the Bridge - February 2016

Overall gobal economic momentum remains positive. While 2015 was bad news for the oil majors and machinery manufacturers, consumers are making the most of low oil prices.

Tags: Asia, China, Lubricants, oil prices, View from the Bridge

30th January, 2016        

View from the Bridge - Jan 16

As 2016 dawns, OATS prepares for a busy year with an enhanced database and the lubricants industry holds its breath over oil prices, China growth and an Australian legal decision.

Tags: Africa, Australia, China, Lubricants, OATS, View from the Bridge

10th January, 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        

O2O startups are proving risky

Companies providing online-to-offline services should be treated with caution in China

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

3rd January, 2016        

China Mobile 4G users to break 500m by 2016

Chinese telecoms giant is betting big on 4G adoption across the region

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

3rd January, 2016        

China NEV market gets boost in 2016

NEV adoption rises on massive government stimulus promise

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia

3rd January, 2016        

Beijing to toughen pollution standards again

China's capital will ramp up emissions standards in 2017

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

30th December, 2015        

VW investigation will not affect investment in China

Despite being sued by a local environmental group, VW remains committed to the growing market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

30th December, 2015        

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        

WeChat payments users hit 200m

The popular messenger app is making rapid gains in the competitive payments space

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

30th November, 2015        

Singles Day sales reach $14.3bn

Alibaba smashed its own records with 91.2bn yuan of goods transacted

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

30th November, 2015        

Panasonic to produce diesel exhaust filter for China

The tech giant is banking on tougher emissions regulations to boost demand for advanced filters

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

30th November, 2015        

Tax breaks boost China's small vehicle output

Manufacturers expect robust demand as government incentives spur demand

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

30th November, 2015        

Chinese startup takes on Tesla

A Chinese billionaire is betting big on electric vehicles by building a plant in the US

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

30th November, 2015        

Shell completes divestments in France and China

The Anglo-Dutch major frees up capital and resources from sales completions.

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Shell

30th November, 2015        

China to fuel growth in global additives market

A new report shows the growth will increase at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2014 to 2022

Tags: additives, Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Lubes marketing, N America

30th November, 2015        

Total and Sinochem launch joint website

The French major and Chinese petrochemicals giant are collaborating to promote products

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Total

30th November, 2015        

View from the Bridge - November 15

As global growth swithes from China to the US, the lubes industry looks to increased viscocity and biolubes for a sustainable future.

Tags: China, Europe, Lubricants, N America, UEIL, View from the Bridge

1st November, 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        

Carmakers invest in NEVs for China

Volvo, London Taxi and Aston Martin are all developing electric cars for the Chinese market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment, Volvo

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        

VW could lose trust in China in race against Toyota

Reputational damage may slow VW in its global sales race against Toyota

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

31st October, 2015        

Mobil1, Cadillac join marketing forces; lubes production expands to Singapore

The two iconic US brands find new ways of engaging potential customers both online and offline at lubes marketing day as ExxonMobil expands production to Singapore

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Mobil1

31st October, 2015        

Chinese research brands online first

85% of Chinese shoppers research products and services online before purchase, according to PwC

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

31st October, 2015        

Light vehicles sales pick up in China

Sales rose 3.3% in September on strong SUV growth

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

24th October, 2015        

Ford to invest in new China R&D plant

The US car giant is doubling its efforts to crack the Chinese market with a focus on EVs

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, OEM Equipment

24th October, 2015        

WeChat technology traces urban heatmaps

The messaging giant is now able to track footfall in China's largest cities

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

24th October, 2015        

View from the Bridge - October 15

Is the VW crisis the auto-industry's Deepwater Horizon and will it prove to be a turning point? What role will lubricants play in helping meet the increasing environmental pressures now being placed on the auto sector?

Tags: BP, China, CO2 emissions, N America, View from the Bridge, Volkswagen

5th October, 2015        

China's e-commerce market hits $1.2tn

Mobile commerce drives online sales growth in China

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

28th September, 2015        

Fuchs and FAW announce strategic partnership

The Chinese carmaker and German producer team up to corner after sales market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, Fuchs, OEM Equipment

28th September, 2015        

China to launch own version of Windows

In a bid to reduce dependence on foreign technology China is releasing a new OS

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Microsoft

27th September, 2015        

Diesel sales giving way to gasoline due to rising consumer class

Industrial diesel sales slump as Chinese consumer class uses more gasoline

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing, PetroChina

27th September, 2015        

Luxury carmakers adjust to China slowdown

Carmakers are adapting to waning sales by focusing on their most successful lines

Tags: BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Porsche

27th September, 2015        

China's auto market to grow 1.4% in 2015

Amidst major economic headwinds, the sector struggles to meet 7% growth estimates

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, GM, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

27th September, 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        

View From the Bridge - China Bulletin 51

Is the rest of the world over-reacting to the Chinese stockmarket crash? Will China continue to lead the way in global economic growth and what impact will this have on the lubes industry?

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

26th August, 2015        

Daimler still bullish on China sales

Mercedes-Benz owner feels confident it will deliver 300,000 units this year

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Daimler, Europe, OEM Equipment

24th August, 2015        

Chinese rename British landmarks

An advertising campaign to raise awareness of Britain as a tourist destination yields hilarious results

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th August, 2015        

Supermarkets charge $15 per litre for Aussie milk

As food quality concerns run high, food importers are continuing to reap the beneftis

Tags: And finally, Australia, China, China and finally

24th August, 2015        

Top tips for reaching Chinese consumers

Harvard Business Review reveals four key principles for capturing consumers' attention

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

24th August, 2015        

Alibaba squares up to Wal-Mart

As the US grocer takes over an online competitor Alibaba looks to stunt its growth

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

24th August, 2015        

Western brands invest heavily in digital to capture Chinese market

Johnson & Johnson and BMW are putting more resources online as consumer preferences shift

Tags: BMW, China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

24th 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        

Shell's Tongyi stake goes to Carlyle, Huo's Group

The company's 75% holding will go to a US private equity firm and Tongyi's founder

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, N America, Shell

23rd August, 2015        

Afton looks to China, Middle East, with new plant

The new Sinapore facility will leave Afton in a prime position to service expanding markets

Tags: Afton Chemical, Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Middle East

23rd August, 2015        

As sales fall, VW continues to open new China plants

Sales dipped for the first time since 2005 as VW opens its 20th plant in China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

23rd August, 2015        

Automakers assess damage after Tianjin blast

A gigantic chemical blast disrupts operations in northeast China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Toyota

23rd 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        

Chevron halts operations after Tianjin blast

The US major is stopping operations at its lubricants blending plant after a major explosion

Tags: Chevron, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

22nd August, 2015        

China View from the Bridge: August 2015

In our 50th China View from the Bridge we look back at the last five years of China's development and examine the changes China has made in such a short space of time. We also make some predictions as to what we might see in the next few years of the China Bulletin

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

28th July, 2015        

Alibaba and Unilever form Big Data partnership

The global consumer goods group will collaborate with Alibaba to deliver targeted marketing

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

28th July, 2015        

CAAM cuts auto growth forecast in half

China’s auto industry body predicts sales will grow by just 3% this year, down from 7% in January

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

28th July, 2015        

VW and Saab owner to build new China plants

In the midst of falling sales and rock bottom prices, carmakers are doubling down on Chinese production

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

28th July, 2015        

Spot the difference: Porsche vs Zotye

A Chinese carmaker has caused a stir with a copycat Macan, but cheap SUVs might actually be helping foreign carmakers

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

28th July, 2015        

Chinese agency introduces new programmatic functionality

Yoyi Digital pushes multi-screen approach to programmatic ad buying

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

28th July, 2015        

China to move government out of the city

The CCP is planning to move government officials out of the busy centre and forge a new mega city with 130m residents

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

28th July, 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        

Global lubes market growth fuelled by Asia Pac

Asia Pacific and Latin America will be key drivers for lubricants growth, especially in recycled lubes according to the latest reports.

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

28th July, 2015        

Copton to launch IPO

Despite slumping markets, China has approved the independent producers IPO

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

28th July, 2015        

Digital to account for half of total media consumption

For the first time in China adults will spend 50.4% of their daily media time online, according to eMarketer

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

28th July, 2015        

The dangers of children with cheque books

Did young adults lead to the fall in China’s stock market? The Economist believes so

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

28th July, 2015        

Enoc expands in UAE,Africa and China

Enoc has opened a second blending plant in Dubai and will open plants in Africa and china.

Tags: Africa, China, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Middle East

13th July, 2015        

US now largest oil producer says BP report

BP reviews the global energy market for 2014 with some surprising results.

Tags: BP, China, Lubes marketing, N America, Russia

3rd July, 2015        

China View from the Bridge: July 2015

Energy M&A slows down as Chinese firms concentrate on improving their domestic offering, creating more competition for international firms in the region

Tags: China, CNOOC, CNPC, e-commerce, Shell, Sinopec, View from the Bridge

28th June, 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        

China leads the way in APAC for digital marketing

Consolidated functionality on WeChat creates economies of scale for marketers

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing, social media

28th June, 2015        

Alibaba to build O2O offering

The Chinese tech giant is bolstering its online-to-offline presence with a near $1bn deal

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

28th June, 2015        

China vehicle exports drop 11% in May

Weak demand in core markets continues to hurt China’s domestic automakers

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

28th June, 2015        

40-year old sirloin has Chinese meat market in a stew

Chinese authorities bust an illegal syndicate peddling frozen meat from the 1970s

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

28th June, 2015        

Baidu pens deal with content recommendation platform

The Chinese tech giant has entered into a partnership with recommendation leader Taboola

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

28th June, 2015        

China's buzzing subway

A Hangzhou man inadvertantly releases a box of bees onto the city subway

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

27th June, 2015        

CNPC and Tencent collaborate on digital transformation

Two corporate giants team up to improve efficiency and share resources

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing

27th June, 2015        

Shell opens new commercial centre in Shanghai

Global major boosts downstream operations with a 400-strong new hub

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Shell

27th June, 2015        

China Rerun sees profits slip as sales fall

LSE listed producer sees weaker demand in core markets

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

27th June, 2015        

Profits plunge at Chery as JVs struggle

State-owned automaker suffers heavy losses as Jaguar Land Rover and Qoros ventures stumble

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

27th June, 2015        

China carmakers invest heavily into NEVs

Domestic firms are betting big on electric vehicles as they seek to diversify their offerings

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

27th 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        

View from the Bridge - China, June 15

Although vehicle sales have slowed, China's lubricants consumption continues to grow consistently with the question of when, rather than if, the Chinese market will overtake the US.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

30th May, 2015        

Challenges in lubricants development – sustainability, raw materials and new technologies

Member of the Fuchs Petrolub SE Executive Board, Lutz Lindemann, examines the industries, technologies, regulations and regions that will drive the global lubricants markets.

Tags: China, Fuchs, Lubricants, white papers

30th May, 2015        

Chinese app connects physical stores to shoppers

Miao Street enables bricks and mortar stores to reach pre-qualified netizens in their vicinity

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

25th May, 2015        

Another clever 'apple' marketing ploy from Tmall

Tmall.com designs a quirky, low cost campaign to sell fruit to Chinese consumers

Tags: Apple, China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

25th May, 2015        

50 workers crammed into six-seater van

Chinese police uncover a commute that would put the Beijing subway squeeze to shame

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

25th May, 2015        

Alibaba pushes into automotive sector

Chinese e-commerce giant teams up with carmakers on big data, financing and sales

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

25th May, 2015        

Rent-a-foreigner in China

Laowai for hire a popular promotional service in the Middle Kingdom

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

25th May, 2015        

Lopal's SONIC 9000 storms Tmall

Chinese producer sells 300m yuan of lubes online in just three days

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, e-commerce, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

25th May, 2015        

BP and Sinopec to set up marine lubes unit

Two majors to collaborate on a marine bunkering business through new JV

Tags: Asia, BP, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

25th May, 2015        

Oilco leadership change paves way for reform

As the heads of CNPC and Sinopec step down the NDRC prepares bold sector reforms

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

25th May, 2015        

Auto sales slow in China

Amid an economic slowdown new vehicles sales continue to decline

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

25th May, 2015        

VW China's No 1 brand for auto buyers

The German carmaker is proving popular with Chinese consumers

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

25th May, 2015        

GM slashes prices, ups investment

Slower growth has spurred the US carmaker to up its game in the vital Chinese market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, General Motors, OEM Equipment

25th May, 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        

View from the Bridge - China, May 15

Mobile is the message this month, with the latest stats from China's digital world demonstrating brand value and the power of mobile data.

Tags: China, Mobile technology, View from the Bridge

28th April, 2015        

Shanghai Auto Show 2015 commences in style

Foreign and domestic automakers put their best foot forward to woo Chinese dealers and drivers

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

26th April, 2015        

Former CNPC Chairman confesses to bribery charges

Jiang Jiemin has admitted to taking bribes in one of China's most high profile corruption cases

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, CNPC

26th April, 2015        

Tencent, Alibaba and China Mobile most valuable brands

Mobile and digital companies overtake banks and oilcos as China's most valuable brands

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, CNPC, e-commerce, Internet marketing, Sinopec

26th April, 2015        

Alibaba knocks Baidu off top spot for mobile advertising spend

China's e-commerce giant is investing heavily into mobile ads as total industry revenues double

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

26th April, 2015        

Consumer insights from second and third tier cities

Internet usage outside of China's largest cities varies greatly to their metropolitan counterparts

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing, Mobile technology, social media

26th April, 2015        

The man who had his phone stolen and became a celebrity

A curious tale of how an unsuspecting American became one of the most popular figures on China’s social media

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, social media

21st April, 2015        

CNPC signs strategic agreements

Chinese oil major partners with Caterpillar and CASIC

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing

19th April, 2015        

Castrol Magnatec ad a hit in China

After signing a major deal with NBA China, Castrol releases an innovative new video

Tags: BP, Castrol, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

19th April, 2015        

Oil producers scale back Chinese projects

Many global majors would do well to wind down Chinese investments, says WSJ

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, PetroChina, Shell

19th April, 2015        

China's auto imports fall in Q1

Foreign auto imports to China have slid 1.5% year-on-year in the first three months of 2015

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

19th April, 2015        

SUVs the key to China's automarket

Foreign and domestic automakers enjoy strong SUV sales growth

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, OEM Equipment

19th April, 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        

Volvo plans to build cars in the US

Volvo has confirmed plans for a new vehicle assembly plant in the U.S.

Tags: China, N America, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

1st April, 2015        

View from the Bridge - China, April 15

China's latest clampdown on pollution and vehicle emissions, along with volatile domestic and export sales of cars and trucks, is creating challenges for both lubes producers and vehicle makers.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Lubricants, View from the Bridge

26th March, 2015        

Six Western countries to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Switzerland have applied to help found the new bank

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

22nd March, 2015        

Chinese consumers prefer convenience over privacy

Microsoft survey shows Chinese are happy for brands to use personalised information to improve customer experience

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

22nd March, 2015        

WeChat hits half a billion users

Popular messaging app now boasts more than 500m users

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

22nd March, 2015        

China unveils thirteenth Five Year Energy Plan

Ambitious plans stress the importance of improving emissions standards and conserving resources

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CO2 emissions, Lubes marketing

22nd March, 2015        

Great Wall celebrates 5 years on Tmall

Chinese producer carries out an online to offline promotional campaign

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

22nd March, 2015        

Chevron Oronite makes inroads into Chinese market

US major plans new facility in Ningbo to meet rising demand

Tags: additives, Asia, Chevron, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

22nd March, 2015        

Domestic automakers struggle at home and abroad

Exports fell in 2014 as home markets shrunk, causing concern for Chinese carmakers

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

22nd March, 2015        

Volvo and Geely go from strength to strength

Both automakers are seeing sales rise at home and abroad

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

22nd March, 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        

VW’s China-built budget car plan is taking shape

Volkswagen group makes progress on inexpensive line, despite improvements in luxury sector

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

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        

Key driver's behind China's digital growth

The rise of smartphones and online content consumption have contributed to the rise of digital

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

15th March, 2015        

Beijing to cap population at 23m

China's capital had 21.5m residents last year as the population continues to grow

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

15th March, 2015        

View from the Bridge - China, March 2nd

As China enters the Year of the Sheep falling GDP projections cause some to worry, but the lubricants sector continues to invest in innovate products

Tags: China, Great Wall, Sinopec, View from the Bridge

2nd 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        

Sinopec's Tianjin subsidiary sees January sales boom

Despite slow GDP growth, the company is seeing an increase in high-quality lubes demand

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

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        

FAW-Toyota prepare 1.24bn yuan dealer subsidy

The auto venture will cover the losses of rising inventories

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

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        

Two thirds of provinces miss GDP targets in 2014

China's top statistics body reveals worrying growth data

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd February, 2015        

What year is it?

Confusion over a Chinese character troubles non-Mandarin speakers

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd February, 2015        

Challenges of digital marketing in Asia

Ad and online spending continue to rise, but market differentiators are increasingly complex

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

23rd February, 2015        

China's new internet rules

Beijing introduce real name registration, among other rules

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, white papers

23rd February, 2015        

Using reviews in online marketing could help lubes sales

Auto brands are harnessing the power of reviews, and lubes brands could learn a lot

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, e-commerce, Lubes marketing, social media

23rd February, 2015        

Chery ties up with Great Wall lubes

Two brands embark on a "made in China" collaboration

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing

23rd February, 2015        

EV sales to comprise 11% of total by 2020

KPMG sees electric vehicle sales picking up in China, but Tesla lags behind

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

23rd February, 2015        

China hits 154m cars in 2014

While ownership is up some are predicting a dip in growth in 2015

Tags: Asia, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

23rd February, 2015        

China's e-commerce hit $2tn in transactions last year

China's online market has rocketed by 25%, comprising half of retail sales

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

23rd February, 2015        

View From the Bridge, China - February 3rd

Falling oil prices are prompting lubes producers to revise product costs, but hard discounting can prove as troublesome as maintaining high prices in China's online marketplace

Tags: Castrol, Chevron, China, e-commerce, ExxonMobil, Shell, View from the Bridge

25th January, 2015        

China relaxes online trading rules for foreign companies

The government is opening up China's booming e-commerce sector

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

24th January, 2015        

China sets up e-commerce watchdog

Union set up to monitor blacklisted businesses and counterfeit goods

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

23rd January, 2015        

E-commerce and social media giants tie up with Bitauto

Tencent and JD.com have invested in a car sales data business

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

23rd January, 2015        

China's auto sector outlook in 2015

Slowing growth, vehicle and emissions restrictions will provide challenges and opportunities this year

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment

23rd January, 2015        

Mr Xi's big pay rise

Premier approves 62% salary increase - he now earns $2,440 each month

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd January, 2015        

Shell and Chevron to introduce electronic pay-at-pump

US majors embrace modern technology for consumers

Tags: Chevron, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Mobile technology, Shell

21st January, 2015        

China increases lubes tax

As global oil prices tumble, China increases consumption tax on certain oil products

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CO2 emissions, Lubes marketing

21st January, 2015        

Exxon tweaks Chinese lubes pricing

Amid falling oil prices and increasing lubes tax, ExMo rethinks its pricing strategy

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, oil prices

21st January, 2015        

Chinese skyscrapers soar ahead

The sky is not the limit in a record breaking year for Chinese buildings

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

21st January, 2015        

Surprising recovery for China's domestic auto brands

Despite falling sales for many of China's automakers some fared better than others

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

20th January, 2015        

Toyota's future in China mixed

Despite ambitious expansion plans, Toyota dealers are looking worried as vehicles remain unsold.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Toyota

20th January, 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        

Tablet usage growth slows

eMarketer is predicting that although 2015 will see one billion tablet users worldwide, there will be a slowdown in growth.

Tags: China, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

12th January, 2015        

View from the Bridge - China, January 15

China's 2014 GDP figures may be off target, but automotive and lubes producers remain bullish about the years ahead.

Tags: China, GM, Total, View from the Bridge

6th January, 2015        

China - an automotive accident waiting to happen?

Thatcham Research Future Vehicle Engineer, Andrew Hooker, examines the tensions for automakers in the Chinese market. In particular challenge of low-grade metals and lube recycling on the country's accident repair industry.

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, Environment, Lubricants, waste, white papers

24th December, 2014        

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        

Getting hitched – China style

Far from sedan chairs and firecrackers, China’s young are finding new ways to celebrate their union

Tags: And finally, China, Europe

21st December, 2014        

China breaks 300m drivers mark

There are now almost as many drivers as people living in the US

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

21st December, 2014        

China set to be the world's first trillion dollar online market

Online retail is booming in China as consumers prefer to wait for their parcels

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

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        

China produced 21m automobiles in the first 11 months of 2014

Vehicle production has grown significantly as consumer demand remains strong

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

21st December, 2014        

GM to invest heavily in China

The US car giant is looking to best rival VW in the Chinese market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, GM, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

21st December, 2014        

Shell to sell 75% stake in Tongyi

The dutch major may be looking to divest its Chinese lubes stake

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Lubes marketing, Shell

21st December, 2014        

China on track to consume 7.6m tons of lubes in 2014

Despite slowing GDP growth China still set to reach lubes consumption targets

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Sinopec

21st December, 2014        

Yuangen pushes into Singapore market

Chinese lubes company is expanding its presence across Asia

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

21st December, 2014        

Does social media influence purchasing decisions?

New data shows Chinese consumers are more swayed by peer recommendations than their Western counterparts

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

21st December, 2014        

Baidu gets ahead in the cloud

Chinese internet giant now has more than 200m cloud users

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

21st December, 2014        

A long trip to work

97 minutes is the average commute in Beijing

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

21st December, 2014        

Western carmakers build luxury with Chinese characteristics

Daimler and Dartz are doing more for the Chinese dollar with luxury models aimed specifically at China's luxury car buyers.

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

29th November, 2014        

View from the Bridge - China, December 14

The outcomes of the APEC Summit include a new emissions alliance with the US. But will this hit China's manufacturing output including regional and national lubes producers?

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

24th November, 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        

COSCOL takes stake in Total Lubes

Chinese shipping giant sees an opportunity in the French lubes producer

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, marine, Total

24th November, 2014        

China sends in the troops to fight Ebola

Elite Chinese military unit has been sent to West Africa to help combat the outbreak

Tags: Africa, And finally, China, China and finally

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        

China lubes production falls in September

Despite healthy economic data, production is actually sliding in China

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

24th November, 2014        

Mobile key to China’s e-commerce market

Chinese consumers spend more time online than US counterparts thanks to mobile usage

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

24th November, 2014        

WeChat now offering free calls

Chinese app expands into telephone territory with its latest function

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

24th November, 2014        

Zhong Hua Lubes seizes APEC opportunity for advertising

Chinese lubes producer promotes its brand during the APEC summit

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

24th November, 2014        

Zhong Hua Lubes seizes APEC opportunity for advertising

Chinese lubes producer promotes its brand during the APEC summit

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

24th November, 2014        

The world’s quietest limo ride

Maybach launches long-wheelabase Mercedes to China market with chauffeur-friendly features

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, China and finally, Daimler

24th November, 2014        

The world’s quietest limo ride

Maybach launches long-wheelabase Mercedes to China market with chauffeur-friendly features

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, China and finally, Daimler

24th November, 2014        

VW China says growth to slow to 10% on lack of capacity

Expansion may slow but the German car giant is still bullish on China long-term

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

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        

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        

How to make $2bn an hour - Singles Day style

Single’s Day sales rocket in the first few hours and nearly double year on year

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

24th November, 2014        

View from the Bridge - China, November 14

Is China hitting an economic crisis and will the automotive and lubricants industries follow suit? OATS also appeals to the lubricants industry to help give aid towards the Ebola crisis.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

28th October, 2014        

Why buy cars online in China? VW knows.

VW are leading the way in online car sales thanks to clever marketing

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media, Volkswagen

26th October, 2014        

WeChat adds new functionalities

The Chinese app is branching out into business and short videos

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

26th October, 2014        

Turbocharged vehicles to double in China by 2019, predicts Honeywell

Manufacturing giant sees fuel and performance demands improving technologies in China

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

26th October, 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        

SANY and Total pen strategic agreement

The Construction giant and French major establish a preferred suppliers network

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Total

26th October, 2014        

Mobile search increasingly popular in China

On-the-go searching reveals potential opportunities for e-marketers

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

26th October, 2014        

Mark Zuckerberg hosts 30min Q&A in Mandarin

Facebook CEO shows off Chinese skills after appointment to Tsinghua board

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Facebook

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        

China to penalize automakers that fall behind fuel targets

The government is planning to name and shame substandard manufacturers in a bid to improve fuel economy

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, GM, hybrids, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Porsche

26th October, 2014        

China launches Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

With a $50bn injection the AIIB could be seen to rival the World Bank and Asian Development Bank

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

26th October, 2014        

Baidu and BMW to collaborate on automated car project

The luxury carmaker and Chinese online giant have already started trials in Beijing and Shanghai

Tags: BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, Google, OEM Equipment

26th October, 2014        

Auto market growth could halve this year, says CAAM

A sluggish economy could reduce growth to 7% by the end of 2014

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

26th October, 2014        

Great Wall Lubes promote “quality month”

Chinese producer conducts a comprehensive internal audit aimed at promoting quality and integrity

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

26th October, 2014        

OATS launches revolutionary new lubes data platform

OATS has announced new platform that is set to power the future of lubricants information and benefit China marketers

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, OATS

23rd September, 2014        

Alibaba IPO storms NYSE

Demand for shares in the online e-commerce giant pushed prices up 38% in market debut

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

21st September, 2014        

Weibo takes 60,000 car orders in 2 weeks

The Chinese microblogging service drew in more than $1.5bn of orders during the promotional period

Tags: BMW, China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

21st September, 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        

M-commerce doubles in China during H1

China's mobile e-commerce market has risen 103% to $7.2bn, says iResearch Global

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing, Mobile technology, white papers

21st September, 2014        

The Bard in Beijing

UK government donates £1.5m to translate Shakespeare's entire works into Mandarin

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Europe

20th September, 2014        

Sinopec to target car care market

Chinese oil giant will focus on growing demand for aftercare products

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

20th September, 2014        

Foreign carmakers continue building spree

Ford, Hyundai and VW have all slated new plants for construction in China

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

18th 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        

China’s EV charging network could see a major boost

Tesla, China Unicom and the government are all planning massive investments in EV infrastructure

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

18th September, 2014        

Introducing Baidu's smart chopsticks

Internet giant makes strides in food safety innovation with food-analysing chopsticks

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

18th September, 2014        

Chinese lube demand could double by 2020

Analysts predict China's lube consumption could increase dramatically in the near future

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

18th September, 2014        

Great Wall releases new taxi lube

Chinese oil major pioneers a lubricant for tough taxi conditions

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, CNPC, Great Wall, OEM Equipment

18th September, 2014        

View from the Bridge - China, September 2014

Chinese lubricants producers feel the pressure and up their game as automakers face steep fines from Chinese authorities on parts price fixing.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

26th August, 2014        

Active Weibo users hits 156.5m in Q2

China's popular microblogging site has increased the number of engaged users by 30% year-on-year

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

24th August, 2014        

Chinese online retail markets overtake US sales volumes.

A McKinsey report has found Chinese e-tailers edged out the US by $25bn in 2013

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing, N America

24th August, 2014        

WeChat marketing could be problematic

New legislation and questionable metrics could make life harder for WeChat marketers

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Norton

20th August, 2014        

Shell brings 3-wheel roadshow to Chengdu

Tongyi tours the country to promote its trike-lube product

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Shell

20th August, 2014        

Weichai release new lubes line

Chinese producer introduces new range for use in the construction industry

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

20th August, 2014        

Champion Oil set to join SEMA 2014 tour

Lubes producer to explore opportunities in the Chinese market

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

20th August, 2014        

SAIC-GM-Wuling to set up R&D centre for Baojun brand

The joint venture is looking to build on the rural success of its MPV offering

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, General Motors, OEM Equipment

20th August, 2014        

NEV sales jump tenfold in July

In response to generous government subsidies, neighbourhood electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid sales are soaring

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, Japan, N America, OEM Equipment

20th August, 2014        

Automakers under pressure in anti-trust probe

Foreign carmakers are coming under fire for their Chinese pricing strategies

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, Japan, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

20th August, 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        

Kunlun targets luxury car segment

Chinese lubes producer launches the high-end Tianrun aimed at top spec cars

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing

27th July, 2014        

Great Wall "most-sold" lubricant online in H1 2014

Tmall statistics show Great Wall lubes best international rivals Shell and Castrol in sales

Tags: Castrol, China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing, Shell, Sinopec

27th July, 2014        

Cool runnings in China

Refrigerated delivery van sales are rocketing in the Middle Kingdom

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

27th July, 2014        

Alibaba introduces new search technology

Chinese internet giant launches new product for its cloud computing arm

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Cloud IT, Internet marketing

27th July, 2014        

Mobile internet users surpass PC surfers in China

China hits a landmark figure as internet users move away from personal computers

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

27th July, 2014        

Aussies to benefit from Shell's China lab

The new Shanghai facility will benefit heavy duty transport networks in Australia

Tags: Australia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Shell

27th July, 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        

VW plans expansion as China sales rocket

The German automaker plans two more assembly plants as sales increase by 19%

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

26th July, 2014        

Shell’s China centre to focus on truck lubes

New facility will develop high-end, low viscosity lubes for the Chinese HDDO market

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Shell

26th July, 2014        

Rural online shopping growth outpaces cities

E-commerce adoption continues to thrive in China’s rural counties and villages

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

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        

MRG Labs and PanAn form China partnership

The Chinese equipment firm will become the exclusive distributor for lubes testing kits, according to Machinery Lubrication

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

26th July, 2014        

Food scandal rocks foreign brands in China

Big name brands' reputation in question after expired meat scandal casts doubt over fast food industry

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

26th June, 2014        

View from the Bridge - China, July 2014

As China continues its battle against smog and pollution, lubes and additives producers stand to gain significantly from new legislation.

Tags: additives, China, CO2 emissions, Lubricants, View from the Bridge

24th June, 2014        

Geely to export Chinese Volvos to US, Russia

Chinese carmaker could begin exporting certain models as early as next year

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, General Motors, OEM Equipment, Volvo

24th June, 2014        

Economic Growth V Clean air: The drivers for Lubes specs in China

Diana Shen's insightful presentation on China's clean air crisis and it's impact on the lubricants and energy industries.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Lubricants, white papers

23rd June, 2014        

Porsche plays 24hr social media race at Le Mans

German marque invited Weibo and Twitter users to compete for VIP tickets on social media

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Porsche, social media, Twitter

23rd June, 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        

Alibaba creates online shopping price index

E-commerce giant develops a formula for calculating the cost of living online

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

22nd June, 2014        

Huiyuan lubes builds customer loyalty

A local lubricants distributor holds customer interactions in high regard

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

22nd June, 2014        

OEM suppliers welcome tough emission standards

Companies specialising in pollution lowering products embrace China's ant-smog drive

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

22nd June, 2014        

Kunlun improves lubes quality

Chinese lubes maker upgrades anti-wear credentials

Tags: China, China Lubes Tech, Lubes tech

22nd June, 2014        

Man invents scooter that doubles as a suitcase

A Chinese man has patented a novel solution to long walks in airports

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

22nd June, 2014        

World Cup fever sweeps China

Advertisers spend millions to capture the football frenzy in the Middle Kingdom

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

22nd June, 2014        

Multi-screen integration vital for Chinese marketers

As mobile adoption booms, firms are finding new ways to monitor and monetize usage

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Google, Internet marketing

22nd June, 2014        

A challenger to Alibaba?

As Alibaba looks to the US market, JD is eyeing up it's domestic market share

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

22nd June, 2014        

ExxonMobil discusses aftermarket sales strategy

In a recent interview, an Exxon China rep highlighted the importance of word-of-mouth recommendation in the digital age

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, social media

18th June, 2014        

Chinese chemicals giant raises $654m in Hong Kong IPO

Tianhe Chemicals will use the proceeds to fund R&D and overseas expansion plans

Tags: additives, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubrizol

17th June, 2014        

China to scrap clunkers in anti-pollution drive

In a bid to tackle pollution Chinese authorities aim to take 5.3m polluting vehicles off the road by the end of the year

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

15th June, 2014        

China could have 1bn drivers in 10yrs, says CAAM

Auto industry body claims sky-rocketing number of drivers could have a significant environmental impact

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

15th 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        

View from the Bridge - China, June 2014

30 years of OATS has seen plenty of change in the global and Chinese lubricants markets. Now China's oil majors are under pressure from smaller domestic producers and larger overseas competitors. 2014 is a time of convergence both nationally and internationally.

Tags: China, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Lubricants, Shell, Sinopec, View from the Bridge

28th May, 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        

Turning millions into billions with Alibaba stock

Masayoshi Son’s $20m investment in Alibaba could be worth $58bn after the IPO

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, e-commerce

26th May, 2014        

Beijing’s 55km traffic jam

Congestion reached an all-time high on the May bank holiday

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

26th 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        

Tencent expands into auto sector

Chinese internet giants buys navigation data and teams up with Shell for roadside assistance

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, Mobile technology, OEM Equipment, shale, Shell

23rd May, 2014        

Big data gives insight into car buyer behaviour

A Baidu report reveals the search habits of Chinese vehicle enthusiasts

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

23rd May, 2014        

Tmall to target tier-one cities

E-commerce giant will separate its B2C and C2C offerings to target specific consumers

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

22nd May, 2014        

WeChat launch self-serve ad system

China’s popular messaging service provides added customisation for marketers and consumers alike

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

22nd May, 2014        

Baidu’s Brain Project now has the age of a 2 to 3 year old

China’s online giant is developing AI with remarkable success – a recent poach from Google might also help

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, IEA, Internet marketing

22nd 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        

China now Valeo’s biggest market

French OEM supplier’s foreign sales exceed domestic ones

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment

22nd May, 2014        

China Car market to grow 11% in 2014

Despite optimistic growth figures, foreign automakers look likely to dominate official car sales

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

21st May, 2014        

First all-Chinese line up announced for Le Mans

TOTAL Lubricants and Michelin sponsor the OAK Racing Team Asia for the 24hr circuit

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Lubes marketing, Middle East, motorsport, Total

21st May, 2014        

China Rerun continues to enjoy strong growth

Like-for-like sales volume at the company rose by 31.7% to 8.1m litres in the August to February period

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

21st May, 2014        

Carmakers eye up EV market in China

Foreign and domestic companies are ramping up investment in EVs after government drives

Tags: BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, Nissan, OEM Equipment, Toyota

21st 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        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 160

Sebastian Crawshaw celebrates OATS' 30th Anniversary with a nostalgic look back and makes some predictions for the next 30 years of the lubricants industry.

Tags: bio fuels, bio lubes, China, Europe, Lubricants, N America, View from the Bridge

13th May, 2014        

30 years on: OATS and the lubricants industry

OATS Chairman Sebastian Crawshaw looks back at OATS first 30 years in the lubricants industry, global developments and an interesting future.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Europe, Internet marketing, Lubricants, N America, OATS, white papers

13th May, 2014        

Beijing auto show a hit

118 new models were exhibited at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, China OEM Equipment, Chrysler, General Motors, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

28th April, 2014        

View from the Bridge - China, May 2014

China's economic growth has significant bonuses for the lubes and automotive industries but could be constrained by the challenges of pollution and emissions control. Domestic manufacturers could fail in the EV sector against overseas rivals.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, electric vehicles, View from the Bridge

27th April, 2014        

300,000 commuters travel between Beijing and Hebei every day

Inter-provincial travel can leave some out of the house for 16hrs a day

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Forrester

27th April, 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        

JARN releases green HDDOs in Yunnan

Chinese producer to distribute eco-friendly lubes for a modernising truck fleet

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

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        

China’s car sales rise 8% in March

Fear of purchasing restrictions in major cities has lead to panic buying, inflating vehicle sales

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, General Motors, GM, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

24th April, 2014        

Alimama to harness Big Data marketing tools

The Alibaba-owned marketing platform will build a data management platform to optimise ad value

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

24th April, 2014        

The Helicopter Man from Hunan

A Chinese farmer has built his own functioning helicopter from scratch

Tags: And finally, Aviation, China, China and finally

23rd April, 2014        

Chinese learner drivers flock to South Korea for licenses

Obtaining a license in South Korea is both cheaper and easier than at home

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd April, 2014        

How to gain 78m users in 77 days

A mobile taxi app has taken China by storm

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

23rd April, 2014        

How to eat a $43 apple

Upscale fruit supermarket a hit with wealthy spenders

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

20th April, 2014        

Baidu releases most popular searches in 2013

China's largest search engine lists its top ranking search terms from last year

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, IEA, Internet marketing

15th April, 2014        

Sinolub releases Q1 online sales rankings

Online lubes retailer shows domestic brands still favoured over international counterparts

Tags: Castrol, China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing

13th April, 2014        

China ramps up EV drive

The government is increasing incentives for carmakers and consumers in a bid to reduce pollution

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

13th April, 2014        

Sinopec to sell stake in marketing operations

Asia's largest refiner will divest a large portion of its downstream marketing business

Tags: BP, China, China Lubes Marketing, ExxonMobil, Lubes marketing, Shell, Sinopec

9th April, 2014        

Elf brings customer-centric approach to China

French lubes brand introduces a tailored approach to consumer solutions

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, electric vehicles, Europe, Lubes marketing, Total

9th April, 2014        

Chinese automakers look to Africa for growth

Under increasing pressure in their domestic market, carmakers are looking further afield for sales

Tags: Africa, automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

8th April, 2014        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 159

WHO delivers the latest news on particulate pollution, ACEA claims EU emissions policies are working and the world waits on energy fallout from the Ukraine crisis.

Tags: ACEA, China, CO2 emissions, Europe, Russia

8th 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        

Western OEMS will need strategy change to grab fleet sales

Western OEMs will need to look to developing nations and change their sales strategies according to new research.

Tags: Brazil, China, Europe, India, OEM and automotive, Russia

27th March, 2014        

View from the Bridge - China, April 2014

Overseas lubes and grease producers are looking to cash in on China's continued growth, but the product landscape is changing.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

24th March, 2014        

LinkedIn launches Chinese platform

The social networking for business site sets looks towards the Chinese market

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

23rd March, 2014        

Competition heats up in China's mobile ecommerce market

M-commerce is poised for significant growth in 2014, according to IDC

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, E and R Watch, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

23rd March, 2014        

Chinese man builds Lamborghini for Grandson

A Zhengzhou man has fashioned a flashy car for just 5,000 yuan

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd March, 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        

China's engine oil market to maintain steady growth

Strong auto sales should drive engine oil revenues at an 11% CAGR till 2018, according to Research & Markets

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

23rd March, 2014        

Shell gives Helix line a new look

Following the introduction of PurePlus technology, the Dutch major is revamping the marketing of its popular lubes line

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Helix, Lubes marketing, Shell, Tacoma

23rd March, 2014        

Chinese mobile users are becoming more sophisticated

Tencent president claims China is “blazing its own trail” in mobile use

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

23rd March, 2014        

Chinese web giants head west for capital

Alibaba is planning to file its IPO in the US while Weibo also unveils a plan to sell shares in the States

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, white papers

23rd March, 2014        

Great Wall increase collaboration in metal lubes sector

The Chinese oil giant is partnering with national OEMs to promote lubes R&D

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Great Wall, Lubricants, OEM Equipment

23rd March, 2014        

UMW Holdings set to expand in Malaysia

Chinese independent lubes producer is expanding new lubricants markets in Malaysia.

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

21st March, 2014        

Fuchs and DMG MORI form machine lubes partnership in China

The German lubes producer becomes the preferred supplier for machine tools giant

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, Fuchs, OEM Equipment

20th 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        

China to build supersized “smog chamber”

The government is backing a massive research project aimed at fighting the nation's stifling smog

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, CO2 emissions

16th March, 2014        

Hyundai to begin truck output in China

South Korean manufacturer is seeking to compete with European rivals in a lucrative market

Tags: Asia, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volvo

16th March, 2014        

China supersedes France as world's biggest red-wine consumer

Chinese take the illustrious title in the red wine category, but still trail the States overall

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Europe, N America

16th March, 2014        

Addivant, Pertamina to beef up China presence

Lubes companies targeting China for future growth with new plants

Tags: additives, Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, N America

16th March, 2014        

Sinopec steps up international marketing efforts

Chinese major focussing heavily on Asia-Pacific for growth across all sectors

Tags: Australia, China, China Lubes Marketing, grease, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

16th March, 2014        

Tesla hits Chinese market with $120,000 offering

Electric carmaker will market its first model in China, but consumers may not be ready

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

16th March, 2014        

Geely to consolidate its brand offering

Chinese automaker to streamline its diverse product range

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Germany, Lubes marketing

25th February, 2014        

BYD, I2R to develop driverless cars

Buffett-backed automaker to collaborate with research institute on auto-pilot technology

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

25th February, 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        

How Tencent became China’s top mobile social app

The “Penguin Empire” is showing no signs of slowing down

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

23rd February, 2014        

Social media booms over Chinese New Year

Netizens were out in full force on the 31st of January 2014

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

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        

Life after the Olympic success

China’s first Winter Olympics champion is helping retired athletes rediscover purpose

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd February, 2014        

Cashing in

Big bonuses handed out in bundles for Chinese workers

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd February, 2014        

Chinese auto industry strong in 2013, but not without its challenges

Car sales growth fell below projections in January, with domestic manufacturers’ market share slipping

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, General Motors, hydraulics, OEM Equipment, Toyota

20th February, 2014        

Chinese luxury consumer base to maintain growth

Despite clampdowns, luxury goods buyers are increasingly prevalent in Asia

Tags: And finally, Asia, China, China and finally, Eastern Europe

19th February, 2014        

Urban Ninjas attack Shanghai’s skyline

Two adventurous thrill-seekers climb atop the 120-floor Shanghai tower

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

19th February, 2014        

QR codes proving popular in China

The rise of integrated QR-scanning apps are attracting more and more shoppers

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

18th February, 2014        

High-end lubes a hit with Chongqing consumers

Great Wall's Justar premium lubricants are proving popular in central China

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Great Wall, Lubes marketing

18th February, 2014        

Lubes demand hit 7.5m in 2013

Expanding auto sector and an increase in industrial output helps lubes demand hit historic highs

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Great Wall, Lubes marketing

16th February, 2014        

China Rerun sees revenues and profits soar

The AIM-listed producer's profits almost doubled after introducing newer, cleaner products

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

16th 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        

Volvo and Geely to develop subcompact car

Sino-Swedish partnership to compete with international rivals in the lucrative segment

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Europe, OEM Equipment, Volvo

10th February, 2014        

View from the Bridge - China, February 2014

China's economic growth remains something for the rest of the world to aspire to, however, pollution is another matter. China's national lubes makers are under increasing pressure to enhance their product and reduce auto pollution.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Europe, View from the Bridge

28th January, 2014        

Taobao online lubes sales report

Popular e-commerce website shows the leaders in sales for 2013

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

26th January, 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        

Yuchai reaps the benefits of Petronas partnership

Chinese lubes firm sees 2013 output increase 11% year-on-year

Tags: Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Petronas

26th January, 2014        

AdBlue technology increasing National IV compliance in China

DEF certified technology is helping cut emissions nationwide

Tags: additives, China, China OEM Equipment, CO2 emissions, OEM Equipment

24th January, 2014        

Bringing home the bacon – China style

A Hubei butcher hung out raw bacon strips across his entire apartment balcony to cure

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

22nd January, 2014        

Baidu ranks its most commonly searched terms in 2013

The Chinese search engine lists the most prevalent search terms and popular trends

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

22nd January, 2014        

WeChat reveal its top 5 luxury campaigns of 2013

The popular networking app reveals the most engaging digital marketing efforts

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

17th January, 2014        

Dumpling diplomacy

Premier Xi’s impromptu lunch boosts sales at local eatery

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

17th 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        

Dongfeng Lubes to invest heavily in R&D

Chinese producer allots 800m yuan to develop lubes for cars and construction equipment

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

15th January, 2014        

BYD cars to sell in US by 2015

Chinese electric carmaker will enter the American market with four new models

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, electric vehicles, OEM Equipment

15th January, 2014        

Beijing trio start-up e-bikes business for police

A group of entrepreneurs are hoping to provide police forces with sophisticated electric motorcycles

Tags: And finally, Bikes, China, China and finally, electric vehicles

14th January, 2014        

Volvo and Shanxi sign strategic partnership

Technology agreement with construction partner to expand Swedish carmaker's share in China’s CE sector

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

13th 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        

Government, telecoms and online retailers collaborate for data

An increase in cooperation could mean more timely reporting of China's economic data

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

13th January, 2014        

Auto sales strong in China for 2013

Car sales in China top 22m units last year, foreign brands driving growth

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, GM, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

13th January, 2014        

IEA changes its oil demand forecast

Good news for lubes producers as the International Energy Agency (IEA) revises its oil demand forecast upwards.

Tags: Asia, China, IEA, Lubes marketing

13th January, 2014        

Chang'e 3 lands successfully on the moon

China's first space ship has touched down in outer space

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

22nd December, 2013        

China's national revival now 65.3% complete

A Chinese scholar calculates exactly how far China has come

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

22nd December, 2013        

Could tech subsidies help lubes producers?

Beijing's tax incentives on overseas EV tech collaboration could also benefit lubes companies

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, electric vehicles, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

22nd December, 2013        

Small cities to drive spending

As slower growth puts pressure on big city consumers, middle-income consumers in small cities will drive growth

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

22nd December, 2013        

Sales of light vehicles jump 16% in November

China's car market continues to grow, helped by recovery of Japanese brands

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Ford, GM, Great Wall, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

15th December, 2013        

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        

Shell & Tsinghua lead anti-friction seminars

A series of joint seminars from Shell and Tsinghua University show quality lubes can reduce emissions by up to 25%

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Shell

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        

Top-secret nuclear base to be revived as Communist theme park

China to invest 300m yuan to convert disused facility into a "red tourist" attraction

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

9th December, 2013        

M-commerce booms in Post-90's generation

China's under 25s are increasingly using mobile devices to purchase goods

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

9th December, 2013        

Big data fuels China advertising boom

Advertisers are harnessing the benefits of big data for targeted marketing

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

9th December, 2013        

Public organisations try integrated approach to social media

Chinese governmental departments try to reach out to citizens on Weibo

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

9th December, 2013        

Motorcycle lubes sales increase 278% in Zhuhai

Sales rocket in south China city thanks to key learning by lubes providers which stresses the importance of local knowledge

Tags: Bikes, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

9th 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        

Daimler buys 12% stake in BAIC

In an unprecedented transaction, the German auto giant buys in to a Chinese manufacturer and takes a controlling share.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, Daimler, Europe, OEM Equipment

9th December, 2013        

Shell strengthens ties with Chinese off-highway OEMs

Dutch major cooperates more closely to improve lubricant fuel efficiency and durability

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OATS, OEM Equipment, Shell

9th December, 2013        

Toyota's China car sales stage dramatic recovery

Chinese sales by the Japanese carmaker are rising again after diplomatic disputes affected commerce.

Tags: Asia, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Toyota

9th December, 2013        

View from the Bridge - China, December 2013

National reforms announced in October's plenary could be good news for China's smaller domestic lubes producers.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

28th November, 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        

Property magnate returns home...with houses and roads.

Real estate mogul Tang Guo has spent 30m yuan on building pmarket properties in his hometown for family and friends

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th November, 2013        

Who wants to be a Bitcoin millionaire?

Former English teacher Li Xiaolai possesses six-figures of the surging digital currency, worth around $50m

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th November, 2013        

China's most exclusive social media hits 3m users

P1, an invitation-only social network, is gaining popularity in China

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

23rd November, 2013        

German turnstile company stumped by Beijing commuters

While a 2-3 second interval is sufficient in Berlin, 0.5 seems too long for Chinese commuters - and it's causing problems

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd November, 2013        

Half of Chinese cars to have telematics by 2018

Nearly 50% of Chinese cars will be fitted with infotainment and telematics in five years time according to an ABI report.

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

23rd November, 2013        

Faulty gearbox continues to trouble VW

After a $600m recall last year, VW's gearbox problem is once again causing problems in China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

23rd November, 2013        

Chinese oil majors' sales and production up

CNPC shows steady growth in the first three quarters, while Sinopec's lubes sales have grown 30%

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

16th November, 2013        

Beijing cuts auto-sales by 40% in anti-pollution drive

Policy makers are keen to curb smog in China's increasingly polluted capital with further radical measures on vehicle ownership.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

16th 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        

Companies prepare for Singles Day shopping bonanza

A lonely celebration is turning into a Chinese online-shopping frenzy and firms are cashing in

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

10th November, 2013        

Chinese brands raise stakes foreign competition

While consumers still tend towards imports, domestic companies are making increasingly convincing arguments to buy Chinese

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing

10th November, 2013        

China produces 50bn tons of rain a year

A report to the nation's top legislature revealed the extent of China's weather control

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

3rd November, 2013        

East meets West for brand boost

Chinese companies look to Western names to promote their products.

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

3rd November, 2013        

Trading oil is a guessing game in China

With limited official information, oil traders are turning to alternative sources for data

Tags: BP, China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing, oil prices, Sinopec

3rd November, 2013        

Great Wall lubes a hit on Alibaba

Sinopec's flagship lubricants products received over 10,000 hits on the popular B2B trading site

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Great Wall, Internet marketing, Lubricants, Sinopec

3rd November, 2013        

View from the Bridge - China, November 2013

China's high-quality lubricants production is on the rise as the country's vehicle market and performance levels increases. Can local producers make the most of the trend?

Tags: China, CNOOC, OATS, PetroChina, Sinopec, View from the Bridge

30th October, 2013        

Tencent expands aggressively overseas

Chinese social media is expanding outside its domestic market

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

27th October, 2013        

Sinopec supply lubes for typhoon relief effort

In the aftermath of typhoon Fitow, a Chinese oil major steps up the relief efforts

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment, Sinopec

23rd October, 2013        

Mobile use varies greatly between China's cities

Companies using online mobile campaigns should pay heed to geographical location

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mobile technology

23rd October, 2013        

Lang Lang wins Classic Brit Award

Chinese superstar Lang Lang becomes the first Chinese pianist ever to win the coveted music award

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

22nd October, 2013        

Light vehicle sales increase on strong SUV demand

Chinese car market continues to advance despite buying restrictions

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

22nd October, 2013        

Jiangsu city builds 60m tall giant bronze puffer fish

A Chinese sculptor creates an enormous riverside monument to the humble fugu

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

20th October, 2013        

Chinese billionaires build big

Billionaires announce major projects at home and abroad as China's fixed investment in UK construction rockets

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

20th October, 2013        

Anger spreads faster than any other emotion on social media

A Chinese university has examined the spread of powerful emotions on Weibo: Anger wins

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, social media

20th October, 2013        

New regulations could make China's small automakers disappear

China's government implements new vehicle regulations which could spell doom for small vehicle makers

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, GM, OEM Equipment, Shell, Toyota

13th October, 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        

Chinese lubes market to maintain steady growth

Sales are likely to grow by around 8-10% each year over the next three years

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, North America

13th October, 2013        

Is this fish the missing link?

Scientists in China discover a fish with a distinct face which could be the oldest ever found.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, marine

5th October, 2013        

Alibaba breaks global record for B2B transactions in one day

Chinese e-commerce giant processes billions of Yuan in a single day of online trading.

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Facebook, Internet marketing

5th October, 2013        

China's majors lose base oil market share

Increasing competition amongst oil companies makes for a buyers' market for lubes blenders

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

5th October, 2013        

UK companies aim at increased presence in China markets

Afton Chemical delivers an important paper which hints at aiming at Chinese markets, while Infineum forms a WOFE

Tags: Afton Chemical, automotive industry, China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Infineum, Lubes marketing

5th 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        

View from the Bridge - China, October 2013

New look China Bulletin, internet marketing and China's mobile marketing boom.

Tags: China, OATS, View from the Bridge, Volkswagen

25th September, 2013        

Optimistic China 2018 engine oil forecast released

Lubes predictions show continued growth for next five years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Lubricants

25th September, 2013        

Great Wall boosts public transport focus

Lubes maker looks to public transport sector to boost synthetic lubes revenues

Tags: bio lubes, China, China OEM Equipment, Great Wall, Lubricants, OEM Equipment

25th September, 2013        

Volvo and Geely disagree on branding

Automakers in dispute over direction of China-based brand

Tags: automotive industry, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Scandinavia, Volvo

25th September, 2013        

China hits 460m mobile milestone

China mobile internet users hit record levels

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing, Mazda, Mobile technology

25th September, 2013        

What do Chinese do online all day?

Latest data makes interesting reading about internet activity

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

25th September, 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        

China cracks down on rumour bloggers

Rogue peer reviews under threat from Chinese regulators

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, Internet marketing

25th September, 2013        

Paintbrush diplomacy

China's culture being promoted abroad through art

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

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        

Yanchang to buy Canada’s Novus Energy for C$232

Another substantial Sino-Canadian deal goes ahead, despite government pledge

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, CNOOC, Lubes marketing, N America

24th September, 2013        

Great Wall metalworking fluid sales boom

Sinopec subsidiary boosted by construction and mining sectors

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Great Wall, marine, OEM and automotive, Sinopec

24th 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        

Truck market sees moderate recovery

China truck sector vehicle sales slightly increase year-on-year.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China OEM Equipment, OEM Equipment

23rd September, 2013        

China Oil & Gas shares suspended

High level probes cause trading pause JV oil maker

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Holly, PetroChina

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        

Daqing lab to analyse over 2000 lubes samples

PetroChina to test lubes quaklyt to help integration and save costs.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes tech, PetroChina

26th August, 2013        

View from the Bridge - China, September 2013

Trade disputes, economic growth and collaboration. But the big question is "who needs who" when it comes to the relationship between China and the West?

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

23rd August, 2013        

E-commerce thriving in China’s rural towns

Farmers a cashing through online sales.

Tags: China, China and finally, Internet marketing

23rd August, 2013        

CNPC develops National V gasoline

Chinese oil major meets and exceeds the latest fuel regs with new production batch

Tags: China, CNPC, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech, PetroChina

23rd August, 2013        

Lubrizol open new additives plant in China

Additives giant to strengthen Asian presence with new facility.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes tech, Lubrizol

23rd August, 2013        

A long, hot summer for China

Summer heatwave proves to be the hottest in more than 140 years.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd August, 2013        

Chinese Association to probe foreign automakers’ pricing

CADA to investigate luxury car brand pricing to mainland China

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes marketing

23rd August, 2013        

Urea could solve fuel transition to China's National IV standard.

New science could help reduce NOx emissions for heavy trucks and commercial vehicles

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

23rd August, 2013        

GM appoints China head, splits from international unit

GM is set to drive its China operations as a separate unit from the rest of its international division.

Tags: automotive industry, China, GM, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Volvo

23rd August, 2013        

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        

Auto production China’s most profitable industry

Car makers top the nation's manufacturing sector despite increasing stockpiles.

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

21st August, 2013        

Car imports fall as China second hand auto market surges

New vehicle stockpiles remain high as population seeks alternative car markets.

Tags: automotive industry, Bikes, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

21st August, 2013        

UK cosmetics company taps Chinese auto additives market

Acquisition brings UK business into China auto lubes arena.

Tags: additives, China, China lubes news, Europe, Lubes marketing

21st August, 2013        

Great Wall and Total sign strategic lubes technology agreement

French oil major links up with Chinese automaker for R&D

Tags: automotive industry, China, China lubes news, Europe, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Total

21st August, 2013        

Chinese producers increase premium lubes market share

Domestic lubes makers challenge overseas producers for quality to re-capture share of home market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China lubes news, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Sinopec

21st 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        

Sinopec products gain international certification

Eco-friendly lubes to help Sinopec into overseas markets

Tags: bio lubes, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, Great Wall, Lubes tech, Sinopec

21st August, 2013        

China’s new tallest building

China sets new record with financial skyscraper.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

21st August, 2013        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 151

BRICS v The Old World - are the emerging countries losing ground to the economic 'old guard'?

Tags: Brazil, China, Japan, Lubricants, North America, Russia, View from the Bridge

12th August, 2013        

View from the Bridge - China, August 2013

GDP remains a thorny issue for Chinese legislators and lubes producers alike.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

28th July, 2013        

Exxon launches new lab in China

US oil major opens its first technical laboratory in Asia Pacific region

Tags: Asia, China, China lubes news, ExxonMobil, Lubes tech

28th July, 2013        

Auto brands battle for China dominance

GM, Toyota, BMW and VW amongst the leaders fighting for share of Chinese market

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, Europe, GM, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

28th July, 2013        

Eight cities likely to introduce car-buying restrictions

Chinese cities stung into action by recent emissions reports

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

28th July, 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        

Shell’s “Most ‘Rimula’ Truck Driver” competition kicks-off

Shell's search for the most skilled Chinese truck driver is underway.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Europe, Shell

28th July, 2013        

The “Kingdom of Bicycles” rides again

China returns to two-wheels as cities incentivise riders to return to traditional transport methods

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, CO2 emissions

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        

Zoomlion’s product return rate rises sharply

Chinese construction giant in doldrums and could reflect wider malaise

Tags: car auctions, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

28th July, 2013        

China to build world’s largest undersea tunnel

Epic Bohai tunnel set to eclipse Japan and Europe for Tunnel engineering record.

Tags: And finally, Bahrain, China, China and finally

28th July, 2013        

Weak Chinese demand causes oil market shift

Global base oil demand fell due to China's reduced need for finished lubes products, says Kline.

Tags: base oil, China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, S America

28th July, 2013        

Chinese vehicle exports fall on weak emerging market demand

Emerging markets have put the brakes on China's overseas vehicle sales ambitions

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

28th July, 2013        

EV, plug-in hybrid sales surge 43% in first half

China's EV market receives a welcome boost

Tags: China, electric vehicles, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

28th July, 2013        

Sinopec opens first lubes plant outside of China & plans more

Sinopec has established its first overseas production plant with more to come in the near future.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, Sinopec, Total

28th July, 2013        

VW and GM failed to qualify for ‘green’ energy subsidies

Auto giants fall short of requirements and unlawfully gain financial benefits

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, GM, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

28th July, 2013        

Shell lubricates the world’s largest hydraulic press

Shell keeps massive hydraulic machinery operating with Tellus

Tags: China, China lubes news, hydraulics, Lubes tech, Shell

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        

China to raise retail fuel prices - again!

Oil majors set to benefit from latest gas and diesel price rises.

Tags: China, Dexos, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

28th July, 2013        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 150

Are Extraordinary Measures still required for the world's economies? Governments in the major continents each have their own challenges to combat.

Tags: China, Europe, North America, View from the Bridge

8th July, 2013        

View from the Bridge - China, July 2013

High interbank lending rates, continued downward economic forecasts and the challenge of implementing National IV emissions standards are all conspiring to put pressure on the Chinese economy, lubes producers and consumers.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

24th June, 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        

Paris Peking rally has all the drama

The 5th Paris Peking Rally has its usual share of drama, excitement and tragedy.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Europe, motorsport

21st June, 2013        

Sunnylands Summit

Relaxed Sino-US meeting gets to grips with big issues.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, N America, Obama

21st June, 2013        

Chinese firms producing better quality lubes

Domestic standards are improving lubes products.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, 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        

PDVSA signs $4bn China loan deal

Venezuelan oil producer gains China money for domestic production boost

Tags: Chevron, China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes marketing, S America

20th June, 2013        

Car plus fashion = failure for Italian automaker

Fiat's tie-up with Gucci has failed to impress Chinese consumers.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, Fiat, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

20th June, 2013        

Chevron completes lubes plant in Tianjin

US lubes producer boosts output with new plant opening.

Tags: Chevron, China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, North America

20th June, 2013        

Continental tyres gunning for top three spot in China

German tyre maker aims at Chinese consumers with safety message

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

20th June, 2013        

Manned sub to begin trial mission

Deep-diving sub starts a five year survey programme

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, marine

20th June, 2013        

Sinopec’s overseas sales continue to grow

Chinese oil major records significant growth from Asian markets

Tags: Asia, China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, Sinopec

20th June, 2013        

Great Wall plans to outsell Jeep

China automaker aims at iconic SUV brand

Tags: automotive industry, China, Great Wall, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

20th June, 2013        

Increased Chinese oil demand could risk oversupply

Over-production could threaten fuel prices even as emerging economies drive demand

Tags: China, China lubes news, IEA, Lubes marketing, OPEC

20th 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        

National IV standard to have big impact in lubes industry

New emissions regs could have significant effect on Chinese lubes production and consumption

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

19th June, 2013        

NDRC reverses foreign investment policy decision

Incentives back on the table for potential overseas auto investors

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, OEM Equipment, Volkswagen

19th June, 2013        

Volvo may face difficulties as latecomer to China,

Swedish automaker may struggle to win consumers after official approval.

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Volvo

19th June, 2013        

View from the Bridge - China, June 2013

Tensions between China's dipping PMI and expanding auto industry sending mixed messages. Is there a danger of over-reaction to short-term figures? Is China's lubes industry ready to cope with an increasingly competitive market?

Tags: China, CNPC, Lubricants, View from the Bridge

28th May, 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        

State-funded research recommends fairness in auto industry

Chinese Academy proposes scrapping of monopolies to promote fair trade.

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

24th May, 2013        

Liu Bolin: the invisible man

Henan artists does an amazing disappearing act.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th May, 2013        

Jaywalkers beware!

Chinese authorities are clamping down on dangerous traffic dodging by pedestrians

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th May, 2013        

China to sign $1bn oil deal with Essar Oil

China backs Indian oil giant with loan.

Tags: China, China lubes news, India, Lubes marketing, S America

24th May, 2013        

Mixed quarter for China’s state-owned oil co’s

Q1 2013 has brought mixed news for China's oil majors.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes marketing, PetroChina, Sinopec

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        

China Eastern completes first test flight using biofuel

Chinese airline compares biofuel with regular avgas and finds no noticeable difference in performance.

Tags: Aviation, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

24th May, 2013        

Kunlun to focus on better quality lubes

Chinese lubes maker to drop low-quality product in the face of quality competition.

Tags: China, CNPC, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes marketing

24th May, 2013        

BAIC launches first model off Saab platform

Chinese carmaker releases first car using Saab technology.

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia

24th May, 2013        

Hyundai considering new plant as China sales rocket

South Korean car maker looking to cash-in on booming China market.

Tags: Asia, China, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, UEIL

24th May, 2013        

China refining falls to eight-month low

Crude processing drops as nation's industrial output slows

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, PetroChina, Sinopec

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        

Geely forms EV JV with Detroit Electric

Chinese automaker looks to claim electric niche in US.

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, innovation, North America, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Volvo

22nd May, 2013        

Q1 China report shows oil and petrochemical challenges

Economic, technical and competitive issues could hinder nation's oil sector

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Repsol

22nd May, 2013        

China's Diesel output and apparent oil demand up

China's diesel output rose 3.8% in March, with oil demand also increasing after a sluggish start to the year.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, oil platform

30th April, 2013        

View from the Bridge - China, May 2013

China's latest drive for urbanisation could be good news for the OEM lubes sector and for 'cleaner' infrastructure development. But it could lead to a significant increase in local government debt.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

28th April, 2013        

Billionaire sets up $300m China scholarship

US Philanthropist and businessman invests heavily in foreign student's gaining a Chinese education

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, North America

23rd April, 2013        

Chinese film remake is box office smash

Hollywood pays attention as a Chinese remake grosses more than $100m in a matter of days.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, North America

23rd April, 2013        

Geely to use Lukoil for factory fill

Chinese automaker turns to Russia for transmission oils

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Russia

23rd April, 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        

Ecuador to lease Amazon to Chinese oil cos

Close to one third of the Amazonian rainforest could be leased for Chinese exploration

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, S America

23rd April, 2013        

Oil prices plunge on slow China GDP growth

OPEC and Brent prices take a hit on China's growth news.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, oil prices

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        

Chinese golf prodigy big hit at US Masters

Chinese golfer become youngest every to win amateur trophy at one of the world's highest profile golf events.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd April, 2013        

Sinopec to acquire $3bn of assets from parent company

Oil major subsidiary to help offset refining losses as it follows global trend.

Tags: China, China lubes news, ConocoPhillips, Lubes news, Phillips 66, Sinopec

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        

Chery cuts multi-brand strategy

Chinese car maker drops subsidiary brand strategy

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

23rd April, 2013        

FAW and GAC report heavy losses despite government contracts

China's major automakers fail to beat off competition in 2012 to post heavy losses.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Gazprom, OEM and automotive

23rd April, 2013        

More changing of the guard in China

CNPC and Development Bank bosses move into new roles

Tags: China, CNPC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

22nd April, 2013        

China contemplates ConocoPhillips' Kazakh stake

China is eyeing a share of the US exploration giant's Kazakh oil interests

Tags: China, China lubes news, ConocoPhillips, Eastern Europe, Lubes news, North America

22nd April, 2013        

China Auto and Hertz form partnership

Two of the world's largest vehicle rental companies are seeking an alliance

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Helix, OEM and automotive

22nd April, 2013        

Chinese firm plans $200m EcoMotors engine development

A new plant will produce the latest low-pollution eco-engine.

Tags: automotive industry, China, innovation, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

22nd April, 2013        

Ghosn delays China expansion plans

Nissan boss moves the targets for growth after tensions.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Japan, Nissan, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

22nd April, 2013        

View from the Bridge - China April 2013

As the new Chinese leadership is sworn in, CO2 emissions top the agenda for the regime's plans for the future.

Tags: China, CNPC, CO2 emissions, Sinopec, View from the Bridge

22nd March, 2013        

VW recalls 384,000 cars in China

Record numbers recalled after gearbox fault is identified.

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

22nd March, 2013        

You break it, you buy it, says Beijing court

Latest judgement could have expensive impact on test driving a new car in China

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, China and finally, Europe, motorsport

22nd March, 2013        

Nut so good quality

Another China food scandal - concrete nuts!

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

22nd March, 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 may reform oil pricing mechanism

State legislators examining possible pricing regs to smooth impact of global oil price fluctuations

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes marketing

22nd March, 2013        

Sinopec to buy $1.02 billion of Chesapeake assets

Chinese major takes on US oil and gas properties

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, North America, Sinopec

22nd March, 2013        

CNOOC to repair fields at home and abroad

China major set to refurbish UK and China Sea resources.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Europe

22nd March, 2013        

China considers new policies to encourage EV purchasing

Failure to stimulate sales leads to governmental rethink on electric and hybrid policies

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, OEM Equipment

22nd March, 2013        

VW increases China production as Europe demand weakens

German automaker set to double production over next five years

Tags: China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

22nd March, 2013        

Sky-high price for skyline place

Chinese investors aim to buy iconic GM building in New York

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, GM, North America

22nd March, 2013        

China willing to join Exxon at Iraqi oilfield

CNPC may form JV with Exxon to exploit Iraqi oil blocks.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Middle East

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        

Shell to build lubes R&D centre in China

New centre aimed at maximising investment in booming auto market

Tags: automotive industry, China, China lubes news, innovation, Lubes tech, Lubricants, Shell

22nd March, 2013        

CNPC and Sinopec spend big on refinery upgrades

Cleaner fuel is motivation for refurbishment of refineries by China oil majors

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, Lubes tech, Sinopec

22nd March, 2013        

Chinese automakers are catching up

Domestic car vehicle brands are gradually starting to make inroads into foreign brand's share of China market

Tags: China, innovation, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Toyota, Volkswagen

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        

China car sales grow 20% in first 2 months

SUVs and MPVs drive China car sales at start of 2013

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, GM, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

22nd March, 2013        

India and China bid for stakes Mozambique's Rovuma

ONGC and Oil India have bid for a 20% stake in Mozambique's lucrative Rovuma oil & gas field, but China is also staking a claim

Tags: Africa, China, CNPC, Corporate News, India

21st March, 2013        

View From the Bridge - China March 2012

The potential deal between CNPC and Rosneft will require careful balancing on both sides, but is the balance of influence in the energy sector shifting from West to East?

Tags: China, CNPC, Rosneft, Russia, View from the Bridge

22nd February, 2013        

China vehicle sales and output explode in January

New vehicle sales and production still buoyant despite expanding used-car market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, GM, Holly, Nissan, OEM and automotive

22nd February, 2013        

Not for all the tea in … England?

English tea plantations turn the tables to export to their oldest tea trading partner

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Europe

22nd February, 2013        

Home or away for New Year's Day?

Many Chinese decide to celebrate New Year abroad.

Tags: And finally, Asia, China, China and finally, Middle East

22nd February, 2013        

CNPC-Rosneft in $30bn oil talks

Cash-for-oil deal discussions underway between Chinese and Russian majors.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, Rosneft, Russia

22nd February, 2013        

Penglai 19-3 to reopen after oil spills

Bohai Bay field ready to operate again after major spill in 2011.

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

22nd February, 2013        

PetroChina to buy share in Conoco Australia

Chinese oil major set to take a share in Australian exploration interests

Tags: Australia, China, China lubes news, ConocoPhillips, Corporate News, PetroChina

22nd February, 2013        

CNOOC-Nexen deals wins U.S. approval

The oil sands deal has overcome its final major hurdle on the way to completion

Tags: China, CNOOC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, North America, shale

22nd February, 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        

Out with the new, in with the old

China's used car market overtakes new vehicle sales in 2012.

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

21st February, 2013        

China Crude consumption rises, boosted by foreign supplies

China's crude oil consumption increased dramatically in 2012 thanks to surplus oil imports

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

21st February, 2013        

Ferrari flies.

2012 is best-ever year for the luxury supercar marque.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, Europe, Ferrari, North America

21st February, 2013        

Is Sinopec China's new Amazon?

Non-oil e-commerce and CRM yield serious returns for Chinese oil major.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Sinopec

20th February, 2013        

Michelin invests heavily in China

French tyre-maker opens new plant in Liaoning Province.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Europe, OEM and automotive

20th 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        

China’s petrochemical output up in 2012

Output up but profits fall as China's petrochemical industry affected by economic cool-down.

Tags: additives, China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Lubes tech

20th February, 2013        

China sets timetable for new fuel standards

Anti-pollution legislation is set a four year schedule

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes tech

20th February, 2013        

More private enterprises enter China's oil industry

Private sector companies set their sights on oil and gas exploration.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

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        

South Sudan may have its own oil pipeline

An outbreak of peace between the two Sudanese nations could mean a major new South-North oil pipeline build to start within the year.

Tags: Africa, China, CNPC, Lubes news

19th February, 2013        

Confused picture over Iranian sanctions

US Iranian sanctions are apparently having an impact on the country, but some exemptions are easing the energy situation.

Tags: China, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Middle East, North America

5th February, 2013        

View from the Bridge - China Bulletin, February 2013

Beijing's smog problem is reaching dangerous levels, but should the government be looking to the automotive and oil industries to solve the problem?

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, View from the Bridge

28th January, 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        

A drive through-history

Chinese mllionaire opens car collection as museum.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, China and finally

23rd January, 2013        

Smog in the city

Beijing pollution major concern as it reaches record levels

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

23rd January, 2013        

Porsche to build $2.2m supercar for China

Luxury car-maker to build supercar exclusively for Chinese super-rich.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, innovation, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment, Porsche

23rd January, 2013        

CNPC misses targets despite increased output

CNPC's 2012 figures show a rise in output but the company still missed its annual oil and gas targets.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Sinopec

23rd January, 2013        

Silicon service

Robots bring service with a smile to diners

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd January, 2013        

Chinese car exports top 1m

Exports booming as China's car majors look abroad for business.

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

23rd January, 2013        

Japanese carmakers return to normal output in China

Major car manufacturers see production levels improve after being hit by protests.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Japan, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

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        

US renews China-Iran exemption as imports soar

Latest regulatory decision means China continues imports from Middle East nation.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Middle East

23rd January, 2013        

Scrappage payments increased

Chinese authorities extend 'cash-for-clunkers' scheme to help in battle against polution

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, OEM Equipment

23rd January, 2013        

Sino-Russian pipeline delivers 30m tonnes in two years

Record level of service from massive pipeline, with more to come over the next 20 years

Tags: China, China lubes news, Russia

23rd January, 2013        

Daqing produces 40m tonnes of crude in 2012

Oilfield continues high output for domestic oil and gas

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, PetroChina

23rd January, 2013        

China world’s largest automarket in 2012

China overtakes Europe as it tops the passenger vehicle sales table

Tags: BMW, China, Corporate News, Europe, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

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        

Chevron and CNOOC to share production contracts

Chevron to explore Pearl River Basin with Chinese counterpart

Tags: Chevron, China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes news

23rd January, 2013        

Surfing for sales

Chinese car enthusiasts much more likely to buy online as websites capitalise

Tags: China, China Internet Marketing, e-commerce, Internet marketing

15th January, 2013        

Investment programs revealed by Phillips and Chevron

Phillips 66 and Chevron plan 2013 capital budgets worth around $40bn, with Phillips 66 also announcing creation of an MLP.

Tags: Australia, Brazil, Chevron, China, Corporate News, Europe, Phillips 66, Russia

7th January, 2013        

View From the Bridge - Bulletin 144, January 2013

A generally positive outlook for 2013 for the global economy and the oil and lubricants sectors, but the legislators are likely to be the key influencers.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, Lubricants, North America, S America, View from the Bridge

7th January, 2013        

View from the Bridge - China January 2013

A five year look back at China's growth and some five year predictions from OATS' Chairman, Sebastian Crawshaw as 2013 begins.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Lubricants, View from the Bridge

4th January, 2013        

PetroChina to buy JV stake in Encana for $2.2bn

China major takes another bite out of Canada's oil patch.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, North America, PetroChina, shale

30th December, 2012        

Our house, in the middle of the street

Resilient home owners expect cash 'on the nail' to move out of the way of progress

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

28th December, 2012        

China completes high-speed train line

New 2,300km national rail link increases 'harmony' between Chinese cities

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, rail

28th December, 2012        

Chinese company to maintain Iran imports

Major Chinese supplier to maintain links with Iran despite sanctions

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, North America, Sinopec

28th December, 2012        

CNOOC-Nexen deal far from done

Canada's largest shale oil deal still has a long way to go before completion, despite government approval.

Tags: China, CNOOC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, North America, shale

28th December, 2012        

China may open crude futures to foreign investors

Pressure for new regulation to open crude markets to overseas investors

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

28th December, 2012        

Wanxiang to acquire A123 systems

Chinese group beats US Johnson to bankrupt battery-maker's assets at auction.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, electric vehicles, North America, OEM and automotive

24th December, 2012        

Chinese majors invest heavily in LNG

LNG stations are springing up across China, helped by oil majors' investment, as PetroChina buys into Australia's largest project.

Tags: Australia, China, China lubes news, CNOOC, CNPC, Lubes news, Sinopec

24th December, 2012        

Chinese majors lose out in domestic shale auction

China's major oil producers have had little success in a recent domestic auction for exploration blocks.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, CNPC

24th December, 2012        

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        

Ford-Mazda split spins new partnerships

One joint venture ends but another begins for Sino-US carmakers

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Ford, Japan, Mazda, OEM Equipment

24th December, 2012        

BMW hits 1m sales as others boom in China

German automakers' sales reach new milestone with forecasts for similar figures over the next three years.

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, Corporate News, Europe, OEM and automotive

24th December, 2012        

New LPG tax rules worrying

China's new tax regulations could threaten the domestic LPG market.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

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        

GM to invest $1bn in China plant

Western car maker looks to South West China for latest production centres

Tags: automotive industry, China, GM, OEM and automotive

24th December, 2012        

Yokohoma China’s top tyre

Yokohama heads satisfaction table of tyre manufacturers despite Japan tensions

Tags: China, innovation, Japan, OEM and automotive

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        

Moving mountains

New development zone requires 700 mountains to be 'flattened'

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th December, 2012        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 143, December 2012

The world's two biggest economies continue to drive the global money-go-round as Europe battles with its own financial issues. Meanwhile OEMs update their data and mobile technology advances.

Tags: China, ILMA, North America

17th December, 2012        

Nexen deals gets the green light

Canada has give go-ahead tothe CNOOC-Nexen deal, but claims it will be the last foreign energy takeover

Tags: Asia, China, CNOOC, Environment and Regulatory watch, North America, Petronas, shale

8th December, 2012        

View from the Bridge - China November 2012

OATS discusses the potential impact of China's new leadership on the nation and the lubricants industry.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

26th November, 2012        

Total sells Nigerian oil stake to Sinopec

French major sells stake in African oilfield to Chinese.

Tags: Africa, China, China lubes news, Corporate News, Europe, Sinopec, Total

26th November, 2012        

China’s new leaders revealed

China appoints its new Chief and Standing Committee.

Tags: China, China and finally

26th November, 2012        

The ultimate finishing school

Revealed: China's most exclusive and expensive business school with an impressive list of alumni

Tags: China, China and finally

26th November, 2012        

Chinese museum to rival MOMA?

New art gallery could rival the best in the world.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Europe, North America

26th November, 2012        

PetroChina Q3 net profits fall 33%

Company blames domestic tariffs and gas import losses

Tags: China, China lubes news, Corporate News, PetroChina

21st November, 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        

Jaguar Land Rover Chery JV receives NDRC approval

Major Sino-European automotive venture is given government approval

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, test

21st November, 2012        

Chinese companies push EVs, but is the market ready?

China's desire to encourage the use of Electric Vehicles may be too early for an unwilling market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, OEM and automotive, OEM Equipment

21st November, 2012        

Construction stops at Zhenhai plant

People power halts Sinopec plans for new chemical facility

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Sinopec

21st November, 2012        

China and Sudan agree to increase oil production

Co-operation agreement will help energy output and boost national income.

Tags: Africa, China, China lubes news

21st November, 2012        

China's light vehicle sales pick up in Ocotber

Increased sales leave overseas competitors in the wake of domestic producers.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

21st November, 2012        

Tough times ahead for Chinese automakers

Nation's car manufacturers face internal and overseas challenges.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Toyota, Volkswagen

21st November, 2012        

CNPC begins oil production in Afghanistan

Chinese oil major starts drilling in troubled nation's northern provinces.

Tags: Asia, China, China lubes news, CNPC, PetroChina

21st November, 2012        

BG Group sells $2bn LNG stake to CNOOC

Major Australian sell-off by UK-based energy group to Chinese state-owned producer.

Tags: Australia, China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes news

21st November, 2012        

Chery and Guangzhou Auto form partnership

Automakers form strategic alliance in Chinese industry first

Tags: automotive industry, Chevrolet, China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive

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        

Afghanistan shortlist

Middle East bidders on shortlist for new Afghanistan exploration project

Tags: Asia, China, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Lubes news, Middle East

15th November, 2012        

Group II alternatives filling Group 1 gap - Kline

The latest Kline report shows base oil producers are finding new options from Group II stock to fill the declining Group I gap

Tags: China, innovation, Kline, Lubes tech, North America, Shell

15th November, 2012        

Climate change? Blame it on the Romans!

Man-made climate change may have started in Roman times according to a new study.

Tags: And finally, China, CO2 emissions, Europe

8th November, 2012        

View from the Bridge - China October 2012

Up or down? OATS' Chairman Sebastian Crawshaw examines the mixed messages emerging from China's economic numbers and their analysts.

Tags: China, UEIL, View from the Bridge

25th October, 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        

Sino-Israeli start-up aims at China market

New car brand looks aims at already crowded auto market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Middle East, OEM and automotive

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        

Sinopec flexes its energy muscle

Sinopec moves into coal and gas

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Sinopec

25th October, 2012        

Saab to build electric cars in 2014

Saab brand re-vitalised with new electric vehicle production.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, innovation, OEM and automotive, S America

25th October, 2012        

Chinese carmakers cutting corners to success

Chinese manufacturer's cut the frills to deliver 'good-enough' products

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation

25th October, 2012        

China strengthens recall system

New regulations to curb sale of defective vehicles

Tags: automotive industry, Chevrolet, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th October, 2012        

Mitsubishi and Guangzhou Auto form JV

SUV joint venture announced despite tensions over Japanese producers

Tags: Asia, China, Holly, Japan, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

25th October, 2012        

Chinese firm takes record stake in German truck maker

Shandong subsidiary takes on forklift maker.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Europe, OEM and automotive

25th October, 2012        

CNPC starts work on $19.9bn gas pipeline

West East pipeline adds to China's Asian gas imports

Tags: Asia, China, CNPC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

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        

1,000 empty supermarkets

Virtual shopping is new craze as supermarkets try to catch up with online trend

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

25th October, 2012        

Billionaire gives back to the community

Philanthropist replaces cars for owners after anti-Japan protests

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, China and finally

25th October, 2012        

CNOOC breaks ground on Yantai storage hub

CNOOC rivals Sinopec as it builds new storage facility

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes news

19th October, 2012        

Competitor sales rise as Japanese auto sales plummet in China

Demonstrations and national tension has caused problems for Japanese car makers in China as their competitors take advantage.

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, Japan, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

19th October, 2012        

China delivers first supertanker to Iran

First of twelve VLCCs arrives in Middle East.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East

19th October, 2012        

Nexen bid clears hurdle

CNOOC's bid for Canada's Nexen has cleared a major legal hurdle on the way to completion.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Environment, regulatory and standards, North America, shale

10th October, 2012        

Niger fuel prices to be cut

African state will see significant price drop as China reduces loan rate.

Tags: Africa, China, Environment and Regulatory watch

9th October, 2012        

View from the Bridge - China October 2012

China's oil majors face profits squeeze and increasing competition at home while looking to develop expansion abroad.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

25th September, 2012        

China's auto stockpiles fall

Summer production slow-down reduces dealer glut.

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

25th September, 2012        

China may spend $373bn for energy savings

China is planning to reduce emissions with a massive spend on conservation projects.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th September, 2012        

NDRC approves Ford-Mazda split

Joint venture between US and Japanese car makers is positive for Ford.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, Mazda, OEM and automotive

25th September, 2012        

Next stop, Rio!

A round the world rickshaw rider is taking on an Olympic-sized challenge.

Tags: And finally, Brazil, China, China and finally, Europe

25th September, 2012        

High on the HOG?

Some of the world's wealthiest motorcyclists have formed a coffee club. Hardly Hell's Angels, then?

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

25th September, 2012        

Troubled waters?

The mighty Yangtze River has turned a worrying colour for no obvious reason.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

25th September, 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        

Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum considers IPO

Shale oil and gas producer reveals ambitious plans for the future.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Environment, regulatory and standards, shale

24th September, 2012        

US files trade complaint against Chinese auto parts exports

President Obama takes a hardline stance on alleged Chinese car part subsidies.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, N America, Obama

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        

Japanese automakers suffer in China

Anti-Japanese protests damage production at major car plants across China.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Japan, Mazda, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Toyota

24th September, 2012        

Chery recalls asbestos cars in six countries

Car maker is forced to recal thousands of vehicles in South America, Asia and Australia.

Tags: Asia, Australia, automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, S America

24th September, 2012        

Shenhua's coal-to-liquid oil products hit the market

Chinese company to start business from its megaton energy facility as it eyes Mongolian expansion

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

24th September, 2012        

Sinochem wins government approval for $4.6bn refinery

Authorities give go-ahead for large refinery in Quanzhou

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, OPEC

24th September, 2012        

GS Caltex establishes Chinese unit

Korean company to expand China presence

Tags: Asia, Chevron, China, China lubes news, Lubes news

24th September, 2012        

CNOOC puts 26 offshore blocks up for tender

State-owned oil giant is looking to international bidders for exploration blocks

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes news

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        

Easy loans to spur vehicle sales

China's car sales may receive a boost as many younger buyers turn to loans and credit financing

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

27th August, 2012        

View from the Bridge - China September 2012

The Olympics, overseas investment and a potential domestic crisis are the key points of this month's article.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

25th August, 2012        

BMW to unveil new car brand

A Chinese-specific brand is set for launch by German automaker, BMW

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, Europe, innovation, OEM and automotive

24th August, 2012        

BYD batteries not to blame for EV fatalities

Taxi crash deaths not caused by battery fire, says investigators.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, OEM and automotive

24th August, 2012        

IKEA's big Chinese slumber party

China's urban population goes shopping...and then goes to IKEA for rest and recouperation!

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th August, 2012        

China's Olympic gold rush

An abundant crop of medals as China's athletes triumph at the 2012 Olympics

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th August, 2012        

Shell to invest $1bn in China shale

Shell looks to exploit nation's massive shale gas resources

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, CNPC, Lubes news, shale, Shell

24th August, 2012        

Rooftop gardens flourish in Hong Kong

With space at a premium, horticulture in China is looking up.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th August, 2012        

China to survey the Moon's surface

Plans announced for country's first moon probe

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th August, 2012        

China's H1 crude growth far outpaced by natural gas fields

Gas production up as China's oil fields fail to deliver.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, CNPC, Lubes news, Sinopec

24th August, 2012        

CNOOC profits crash despite new oil finds

Chinese oil major suffers the after-effects of last year's oil spill despite recent positive exploration news.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Corporate News

24th August, 2012        

Typhoon causes minor oil spill

China's 13th storm causes ship spill.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, marine

24th August, 2012        

Boeing to refine Chinese “gutter oil” into biofuel

Aircraft maker innovates with China's used cooking oil.

Tags: Aviation, bio fuels, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation

24th August, 2012        

Exxon increases marine supply as CAO shelves avgas plans

ExxonMobil is set to expand its marine supply operations in Shanghai, while CAO has shelved plans to build avgas storage in Malaysia.

Tags: Aviation, China, China lubes news, ExxonMobil, Lubes news, marine

22nd August, 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        

Shell starts work on $100m lubes plant in Tianjin

New plant will strengthen operational activities in China.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Shell

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        

Wanxiang's US battery investment raises IP issues

China's Wanxiang's planned investment in a US battery maker is good news for A123 Systems, but causes unease over IP.

Tags: China, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, North America

22nd August, 2012        

CNPC and CNOOC strengthen foreign ties

China majors increase investment in drilling rights overseas.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, CNPC, Lubes news, Shell

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        

CNOOC bid for Nexen lights political fire

CNOOC announced a massive bid for Canada's Nexen, which has led to a political backlash across North America

Tags: China, CNOOC, Corporate News, North America, shale

16th August, 2012        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 139 (Aug 2012)

The London Olympics brings some short-term cheer to continued economic gloom as the oil majors show depressed Q2 results. Technology could prove to be the salvation.

Tags: China, Europe, North America, View from the Bridge

13th August, 2012        

Automotive lube quality in China

OATS' Diana Shen's presentation to the 6th Annual ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants conference asks if China's vehicle owners are using the right lubes.

Tags: automotive industry, China, white papers

24th July, 2012        

View from the Bridge - China August 2012

Floods and the five-year plan; EV sales and China's stockpiling strategy

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

24th July, 2012        

Singapore and China exempt from Iran sanctions

US sanctions do not apply after significant reduction in oil purchases

Tags: Asia, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Middle East

24th July, 2012        

Suncor seeks Chinese investors for oil sands projects

Canadian firm courting Chinese suitors to ease cost pressure

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, North America, shale

24th July, 2012        

Iconic car marques see sales boom in H1

Luxury car sales boost JLR's first half figures to add to good news over production.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, OEM and automotive

24th July, 2012        

Base oil quality improves at Sinopec

Group II and III output boosted to meet demand for higher quality lubes.

Tags: base oil, China, China lubes news, Sinopec

24th July, 2012        

CNPC in talks to with Ecuador over $12.5bn refinery

China oil major looks to take on Pacifico operation.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, S America

24th July, 2012        

China's luxury spending slows

The big-spending, high-roller luxury boom is feeling the effect of government cutbacks.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

22nd July, 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        

CNOOC seeks foreign firms for offshore projects

China oil giant is on the hunt for JVs to operate South China Sea oilfield blocks.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CNOOC, Lubes news

22nd July, 2012        

CNPC gains approval for LNG storage facility in Hainan

China oil major set to develop major island shipping and storage operation

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news

22nd July, 2012        

Chinese carmakers step up efforts overseas

Geely and Chery boost overseas output in developing countries.

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

22nd July, 2012        

CNPC oil equity output booms in H1

PetroChina's parent company reports healthy growth in overseas output.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Corporate News, Middle East, PetroChina

21st July, 2012        

China invests $20bn in Iraqi oilfields

China's oil majors have committed to a significant drilling programme in two northern Iraqi oilfields.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, Middle East, Sinopec

21st 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        

Schlumberger acquires minority stake in Antonoil

Energy service provider buys into oilfield services company to strengthen China links

Tags: China, China lubes news, Corporate News

21st July, 2012        

China's automakers face serious consolidation

More than half of China's car brands may disappear within five years according to analysts

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

21st July, 2012        

iScream, uScream, we all scream for... iPhone?

I-phone ice-cream is the latest craze in China. But is it apple flavoured?

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

21st July, 2012        

Fiat JV relaunches auto output in China

Third time lucky hope for Fiat production in the world's largest auto market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Fiat, OEM and automotive

21st July, 2012        

China space mission a success

China's first female astronaut makes successful space flight

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

21st July, 2012        

Guangzhou now 4th Chinese city to cap car sales

Further pollution regulations as South China city clamps down on vehicles

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

21st July, 2012        

US files against China auto tariffs as ACEA concerned about S Korea

The US has filed a complaint against China's level import tariffs, while the EC thinks the S Korea agreement may be one-way traffic.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, China, Europe

10th July, 2012        

Grease output hits record levels

Global grease production was at record levels with China leading the way according to the NLGI.

Tags: China, Europe, grease, North America

9th July, 2012        

Great Wall commits an extra 5 billion yuan to R&D

Chinese automaker pushes for greater product innovation

Tags: automotive industry, China, Great Wall, innovation, OEM and automotive

27th June, 2012        

Vew from the Bridge - China July 2012

As China's economy slows and global oil prices drop, there's new stimulus in the world economy. Meanwhile, China's oil majors cut back on overseas investments and China's auto industry continues to boom.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

26th June, 2012        

Beauty and the Beemer

Chinese become hopelessly romantic over luxury cars.

Tags: automotive industry, BMW, China, China and finally, Europe

25th June, 2012        

The Great Wall gets greater

The Great Wall of China is longer than first believed.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

25th June, 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        

Swedish carmaker Saab may rise from the ashes

Saab may yet survive with Chinese help, but as an EV manufacturer.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Europe, GM, OEM and automotive

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        

SAIC board approve sale of 1% JV stake to GM

Shanghai Automotive has approved a deal that will strengthen GM's strategic position.

Tags: automotive industry, China, GM, North America, OEM and automotive

25th June, 2012        

China loans for Kazakh refinery as CNPC starts plant in Iraq

Kazakh government and oil industry is set to benefit from new deal with China, while CNPC begins operations in Iraq.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Middle East, Russia

25th June, 2012        

CNPC shows interest in Norwegian oil

China oil giant may collaborate with Norway's state-owned producer.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Europe, Lubes news, Statoil

25th June, 2012        

Shell JV builds storage facility in Tianjin

Shell to build new storage to supply regional service stations.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Shell

25th June, 2012        

No more “blue sky days”

Beijing puts and end to 'blue sky' measure of air quality

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th June, 2012        

Shanghai license plate auction hits record high

Private car demand and emissions regs clash in auction for new licence plates.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th June, 2012        

CNOOC starts building $1.6bn crude facility

Taizhou refinery is underway for completion in two years.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes news

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        

China dithers on new scrappage incentives

China may - or may not - re-introduces scrappage scheme to help overcome sales slump.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th June, 2012        

Venezuela signs off China $8bn oil-for-loans deal

Venezuela makes China its largest creditor in an oil for cash deal.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, S America

25th June, 2012        

Foreign carmakers fuel Chinese auto stockpile

Auto manufacturing expansion continues as China sales slow

Tags: BMW, China, GM, innovation, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

25th June, 2012        

Chery requests approval for Jaguar Land Rover JV

Chinese automaker seeks permission to seal JV agreement and make initial investment in a new production plant.

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

29th May, 2012        

Supertankers face delays as China fills oil reserves

A shipping jam is underway Chinese ports as imports arrive to replace the Iranian oil gap.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Middle East

29th May, 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        

Implied oil demand in China drops

April's oil demand figures show first annual decline in three years for the world's second largest oil consumer.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

29th May, 2012        

PetroChina in talks to buy Aruba refinery

China oil giant to purchase ailing 235,000b/d plant from Valero Energy

Tags: China, China lubes news, PetroChina, S America

29th May, 2012        

China and Colombia to strike oil deal

Sinochem and Ecopetrol to develop a pipeline to feed Columbian oil to China.

Tags: China, China lubes news, S America, Sinopec

29th May, 2012        

View from the Bridge - China June 2012

OATS celebrates the First Anniversary Edition of its China Bulletin with a look back at the last 12 months of China's economy and oil industry, with some predictions for the future.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

29th May, 2012        

Foreign carmakers must invest in R&D, say execs

Overseas automakers must continue to innovate if they are going to stay ahead in the Chinese market

Tags: automotive industry, China, innovation, OEM and automotive

16th May, 2012        

Pipeline delays won’t deter Chinese investors

China continues to pour money into Canada despite oil pipeline delay.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, North America

15th May, 2012        

Strict emissions standards increase palladium consumption

Stricter emissions regs in China's auto industry is driving up the cost of Palladium.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

15th May, 2012        

A storm in a teacup

Tea prices could cause an economic 'bubble' for China's favourite drink

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

15th 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        

Ferrari spins out on Great Wall, Netizens furious

A Chinese publicity stunt by the Italian car maker hits a wall of internet censure.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, China and finally, Ferrari

15th May, 2012        

Audi looking for 1.5m unit target as BMW plays catchup

Audi is looking to the China market to boost sales beyond 1.5m as BMW opens new dealerships to play catch-up.

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

15th May, 2012        

Sinopec gains approval for Galp deal

Chinese Government gives go-ahead for acquisition of Galp's Brazilian unit.

Tags: Brazil, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

14th May, 2012        

Titanic: take two

The fated ocean liner, Titanic, is set for a re-build - only with added safety features.

Tags: And finally, Australia, China, China and finally, marine

14th May, 2012        

Lubes boom in China continues

Analysts see lubes and grease demand continuing to grow over next five years.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

14th May, 2012        

Porsche opens dealership in Inner Mongolia as A-M expands

More luxury car dealerships are springing up across China as Porsche and Aston Martin announce new locations

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive, Porsche

14th May, 2012        

Lubrizol aims at upgrades with capex

Lubrizol is aiming at significant expansion through increased capital expenditure in 2012 and 2013.

Tags: additives, China, Corporate News, Europe, Lubrizol, North America

1st May, 2012        

Joint ventures make progress in China

Geely and Guangzhou look to JVs to boost business.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive, Volvo

23rd April, 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        

3G phone: 3K Bill

As the popularity of i-Phones rises across China's cities, so does the possibility of a major billing error.

Tags: China, China and finally

23rd April, 2012        

Chinese oil majors' profits up

Mixed results for CNOOC and Sinopec but both on upward path

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Corporate News, Sinopec

23rd April, 2012        

View from the Bridge - China May 2012

As the West looks East, China's oil majors look to the West in a drive for expansion and profitability. Meanwhile emissions remain high on the agenda of the auto and lubes industries.

Tags: China, CNOOC, PetroChina, Sinopec, View from the Bridge

23rd April, 2012        

Summary of Diesel Emissions Conference and AdBlue Forum, Asia 2012

A comprehensive summary of the 3-day Diesel Emissions Conference and AdBlue Forum held in Beijing at the end of March 2012.

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment, white papers

23rd April, 2012        

Argentina looks to Petrobras after nationalising Repsol-YPF

Argentina surprised the oil and finance world by 'nationalising' YPF, scuppering a potential Sinopec deal and is now looking to Brazil's Petrobras for production investment

Tags: Brazil, Chevron, China, ConocoPhillips, Environment, regulatory and standards, Repsol, S America, Sinopec, Total

21st April, 2012        

Move along, please!

China's fast food outlets prove not to be so fast as customers loiter.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

21st April, 2012        

A day in the life of the Chinese super-rich

Its' spend, spend, spend as new research shows China's rich keep on getting richer.

Tags: And finally, Aviation, China, China and finally, marine

21st April, 2012        

Ford continues to build in China

New CNY 4.8bn plant planned for Hangzhou along with Chongquing expansion

Tags: automotive industry, China, Ford, Mazda, OEM and automotive

21st April, 2012        

Saudi firm expands presence in China

Petrochemicals giant to build multi-million dollar technology centre.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Middle East, OEM and automotive

20th 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        

China opens up to foreign car insurers

Foreign auto insurers are rushing to capitalise on China's relaxation of regulations.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Europe, North America

19th April, 2012        

Ethanol plant gets go-ahead

Celanese gains approval for Najing ethanol plant

Tags: additives, bio fuels, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

19th April, 2012        

BYD and Pang Da profits plunge

Chinese car makers see profits nosedive after sales drop and Saab fallout takes its toll.

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

19th April, 2012        

Geely to focus on exports

Chinese automaker aiming to be the nation's largest vehicle exporter

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Europe, OEM and automotive

19th April, 2012        

Ghana signs $1bn Chinese loan

Ghana will use Chinese finance to develop a major natural gas project.

Tags: Africa, China, China lubes news, Lubes news

19th April, 2012        

Sinopec places bid for China Gas

Sinopec is looking to acquire national gas provider, China Gas

Tags: China, China lubes news, Sinopec

19th April, 2012        

Iranian exports to China squeezed

Iranian oil exports squeezed by lack of Chinese processing and shipping insurance.

Tags: China, China lubes news, marine, Middle East, Sinopec

19th 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        

ConocoPhilips increases compensation as CNOOC announces Bohai find

ConocoPhilips and CNOOC have reached agreement with fishermen for spill compensation as CNOOC announces a new Bohai oil find

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment, regulatory and standards

19th April, 2012        

Superlubricity moves up a scale to help reduce friction

Superlubricity has moved up from Nano to Micro levels, which could have significant benefits for industrial lubes.

Tags: Australia, China, China lubes news, innovation

6th April, 2012        

Exxon loses top spot to PetroChina

Exxon has been overtaken as the world's largest publicly traded oil producer by Chinese rival

Tags: China, China lubes news, Corporate News, ExxonMobil, North America, PetroChina

6th 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        

Jaguar Land Rover invests heavily in Chery JV

Iconic British brands to invest on hopes of government approval of joint deal.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, India, OEM and automotive

28th March, 2012        

Global automakers hopeful for Chinese JVs

Fiat-Chrysler and Volvo seek Chinese partners despite policy limitations

Tags: automotive industry, China, Chrysler, Corporate News, Fiat, OEM and automotive, Volvo

28th March, 2012        

Shanxi goes green

China's coal capital turns to alternative, green industries in an effort reduce dependency on single income source.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

27th March, 2012        

China found more oil and gas in 2011

China's annual oil and gas discoveries close to 70 year record high.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

27th March, 2012        

Golden era for Chinese village

Dividends for villagers are literally worth their weight in gold.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

27th March, 2012        

China against Chinglish

Restaurants receive official translations for menus.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

26th March, 2012        

A brew that’s hard to bear

Organic panda dung tea is all the rage - at a price!

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

26th March, 2012        

Chinese automakers perform poorly in 2011

Profit slumps blamed on weak domestic demand and market saturation

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

26th 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        

China fuel prices rise for the second time in two months

Rise in crude costs forces government action to hike prices for gasoline and diesel.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, PetroChina, Sinopec

26th March, 2012        

China halts Airbus orders

New EU emissions regulations could put major purchase deal on ice.

Tags: Aviation, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Europe

26th March, 2012        

Libya increases exports to China

Sinopec and PetroChina to buy increased Libyan crude output

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, PetroChina, Sinopec

26th March, 2012        

Morgan Stanley buys $300m stake in Tianhe Chemicals

Private equity giant buys stake in Chinese lubes additive manufacturer.

Tags: additives, Asia, China, China lubes news, Corporate News

26th March, 2012        

Sinopec to acquire parent group's assets

Sinopec is set to buy upstream and gas assets from China Petrochemical Corporation.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Corporate News, Sinopec

26th March, 2012        

VW China may recall faulty gearboxes

VW may be forced to recall vehicles fitted with its DSG gearbox following public pressure

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

26th March, 2012        

View from the Bridge - China April 2012

China's analysts are taking a long, comparative look at growth predictions against reality as China's economy starts to slow, the drive for quality lubes continues but domestic automakers fail to perform.

Tags: China, GDP, Sinopec, View from the Bridge

23rd 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        

BRICs & US oil consumption to top nearly $2,000bn and US synthetics to grow

Two new reports show significant growth in global oil consumption and specific US demand for synthetic lubes and functional fluids.

Tags: base oil, Brazil, China, India, Lubes news, Lubricants, North America, Russia

5th March, 2012        

Busy time for BP as numbers show strength

BP delivered a strong finish to 2011 and is set to sell Global LPG bottling assets and US natural gas processing operations in Kansas.

Tags: Africa, Asia, BP, China, Corporate News, Europe, North America

1st March, 2012        

Japanese globetrotter recovers stolen bike

A Japanese traveller on a round-the-world trip wins the sympathy of social media users to recover his bike.

Tags: And finally, Asia, China, China and finally, Japan

28th February, 2012        

China rejects EU emissions programme

China bans airlines from entering EU's green levy on long-haul flights

Tags: Aviation, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Europe

27th February, 2012        

China's third-largest oil base becomes operational

Sinopec has begun operations at one of China's largest oil reserve bases in Hebei Province.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Sinopec

27th February, 2012        

Sinopec plans massive refinery expansions

China oil major set to boost production and capacity to take on PetroChina

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, PetroChina, Sinopec

27th February, 2012        

Volvo and Geely to establish joint venture

Volvo to increase vehicle production through new joint enterprise

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive, Volvo

27th February, 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        

China builds world's largest battery

China has a created a battery the size of a soccer pitch.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

27th February, 2012        

Kuwait and Total reach deal for China refinery

Multi-billion-dollar deal paves the way for new Guangdong province refinery

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, Q8, Total

27th February, 2012        

Ford builds third China plant

US car giant set to increase Chinese production by a third.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, OEM and automotive

27th February, 2012        

Great Wall and Total sign co-op agreement

French lube producer signs a co-operation deal with China's largest SUV manufacturer.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China lubes news, Corporate News, Europe, Great Wall, motorsport, Total

27th February, 2012        

View from the Bridge - China March 2012

The ICIS Base Oils Conference provided excellent insights into changes in the global and Chinese lubes industry, particularly new trends in lubes market evolution

Tags: China, Fuchs

27th February, 2012        

China to promote EV sales

Electric vehicles set to overtake hybrids by 2:1 ratio

Tags: automotive industry, China, electric vehicles, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

23rd 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        

Chef in 1.2m yuan Rolls Royce fender bender

Minor accident could cost impoverished chef a lifetime's wages.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd February, 2012        

Renault and GM to step up production in central China

Two auto majors to use joint venture to expand Chinese-based manufacturing operations

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, GM, OEM and automotive, Renault

23rd February, 2012        

BP gets go-ahead for deepwater gas exploration

BP and CNOOC are set to collaborate on South China sea drilling.

Tags: BP, China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes news

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        

China vehicle recall rules to become more stringent

New regulations make make recalls and suspension more common for vehicles in China

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

23rd February, 2012        

CNOOC sales growth slows

Slow revenue growth report for 2011 by China's oil major

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Corporate News

23rd February, 2012        

January vehicle sales drop in China

A slowing economy and New Year celebrations have slowed the auto market in China.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

23rd February, 2012        

China Auto Rental seeks US IPO

China's largest car rental company turns to North America to raise capital.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, North America, OEM and automotive

27th January, 2012        

ConocoPhillips to pay for spill

CNOC has agreed significant compensation payments for last year's Bohai oil spill

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

27th January, 2012        

View from the Bridge - China Feb 2012

Chinese New Year sees massive migration; Sino-Russian relations are critical to China's oil supply and improved vehicle reliability means good news for lubes industry and

Tags: China, Russia, View from the Bridge

26th January, 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        

A nation on the move

China's entire population moves twice to stay at home.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

23rd January, 2012        

China to limit foreign investment in auto sector

Overseas car makers are set to have their ambitions trimmed when it comes to investing in China's auto industry.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, GM, OEM and automotive, Toyota, Volkswagen

23rd January, 2012        

Road pollution takes its toll

Pollution on China's roads is increasing the death rates.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

23rd January, 2012        

Zhenhai closed for maintenance

Sinopec closes largest refinery for repairs with significant loss of output.

Tags: base oil, China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Sinopec

23rd January, 2012        

Automakers to increase 2012 sales

Domestic and overseas car makers aim to defy slowing China market in 2012

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

23rd January, 2012        

Sinopec close to Middle East deals

China Petrochemical is set to clinch two major refinery deals in the Middle East.

Tags: Aramco, China, China lubes news, Corporate News, Sinopec

20th January, 2012        

CNOOC starts shale gas exploration

China's leading offshore producer begins its first domestic drilling project.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes news

20th 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        

Afton opens new research lab

Additives specialist offers Asian support through new China lab.

Tags: additives, Afton Chemical, Asia, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation

20th January, 2012        

Aston Martin opens showroom in Shanghai

Luxury British automaker is latest to try tapping China's new wealth.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, China and finally

20th January, 2012        

Zhejiang to benefit from massive investment

Zhejiang Province is set to benefit from massive domestic investment from China's major oil producers.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubes news, PetroChina, Sinopec

19th January, 2012        

Sinopec delivers first Middle-Eastern fuel cargo

BP joint venture gives China supplier its first bunker fuel sale.

Tags: BP, China, China lubes news, marine, Middle East, Sinopec

19th January, 2012        

Sino-Afghan oil deal signed

CNPC and Afghanistan ink a long-term exploration deal in the Amu Darya Basin.

Tags: Asia, China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news

19th January, 2012        

Exports increase for Chery

China car maker reports significant annual export increase.

Tags: China, innovation, OEM and automotive

19th 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        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 132 (Jan 2012)

2011 proved an 'interesting' year. What will 2012 hold? The initial global signs are generally positive.

Tags: China, Europe, GDP, North America, View from the Bridge

9th January, 2012        

Canada's Daylight sale completed

Daylight Energy's sale to Sinopec was sealed at the end of 2011.

Tags: China, CNOOC, Corporate News, N America, Sinopec

6th 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        

View from the Bridge - China (Jan 2012)

China's economic growth is a concern for the global economy, but lubricants could benefit from the Chinese drive for better emissions standards.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

3rd January, 2012        

Chinese and British take a dip for the New Year

Swimmers across two continents brave freezing water for a holiday dip.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Europe

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        

World's second tallest building underway in Shanghai

China is building another massive landmark to rival Dubai's tallest.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Middle East

3rd January, 2012        

China to lead the life of luxury

China is expected to become the world’s top buyer of luxury goods by 2015.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

28th December, 2011        

Shell and Tsinghua University research

Shell Lubricants has joined Tsinghua University for new friction and surface research

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, Lubricants, Shell

27th December, 2011        

CNOOC starts Cambodia drilling

CNOOC announces start of first oil and gas drilling in Cambodia.

Tags: Asia, China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes news

27th December, 2011        

Daimler seeks Chinese suitor

Car maker Daimler is looking for a Chinese investor to boost market share in domestic sales.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Daimler, Europe, OEM and automotive

27th December, 2011        

CNOOC finishes year with another leak

A subsea pipeline leak ends CNOOC's year on a down beat.

Tags: China, CNOOC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

27th December, 2011        

China imposes US car duty

China is to impose anti-dumping tax on US-made vehicles.

Tags: automotive industry, China, N America, Obama, OEM and automotive

27th December, 2011        

Beijing adopts tougher emissions standards

China's capital aims for highest vehicle emissions standards in 2012

Tags: China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

27th December, 2011        

Terminal boosts in Oman and Asia

Two new agreements are set to boost lube storage operations in Oman and China

Tags: Asia, China, Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East

23rd December, 2011        

Saab finally goes under

Swedish car brand finally declared bankrupt despite last-ditch efforts to save it.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, GM, OEM and automotive, Scandinavia

23rd December, 2011        

China to fund Costa Rican refinery modifications

China finances Latin American revamp of major refinery

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, S America

19th December, 2011        

South America takes increasing loans from China

Oil guarantees will repay billion dollar loans to two Latin American countries.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, S America

19th December, 2011        

Senior managers for face charges over oil spill

Individual managers face charges over China's worst oil spill

Tags: China, CNPC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

19th December, 2011        

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        

Chinese deepen oil ties with Kuwait

New plant and increased exports in Kuwait but Libyan investments may stall.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, Sinopec

19th December, 2011        

CNOOC to increase LNG and oil sands production

OPTI Canada sale completes as CNOOC builds LNG plant

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Lubes news

19th December, 2011        

VW to build two more plants in China

VW takes total Chinese assembly plants to 13 by 2013.

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

19th December, 2011        

Jordan forges ahead with massive shale power plants

Jordan deals with China and Estonia to develop world's largest shale oil power plants.

Tags: China, Eurasia, Middle East

2nd December, 2011        

View from the Bridge - China (Dec 2011)

China's plummeting PMI and the knock-on effects of Europe's economic woes mean a long haul for manufacturers and the energy sector.

Tags: China, Europe, View from the Bridge

25th November, 2011        

Bodyguards all the rage in China

Success of China's female entrepreneurs has led to a new business in protection

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

25th November, 2011        

BYD faces even more job cuts

Car and battery maker suffers as debts mount

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

23rd November, 2011        

China completes first space dock

Success for Chinese space technology with first unmanned space docking.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

21st November, 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        

Lubrication of a different kind

China's wine market is cheery and foreign producers look to cash in.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Europe

21st November, 2011        

Chinese vehicle exports to Russia increase

Russian sales help boost flagging Chinese automakers

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

21st November, 2011        

China catches iPhone fever

Chinese fans queue for new Apple phone as apps market booms.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

21st November, 2011        

China oil firms to set fuel prices

National oil producers given freedom to set refined prices themselves.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

16th November, 2011        

Chemical giant seeks billion dollar Shanghai IPO

Sinochem is turning to the Shanghai market to raise massive fund injection.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Environment, regulatory and standards

16th November, 2011        

Shell sells Cameroon blocks

Shell has disposed of its share in Petcen to Sinopec.

Tags: Africa, China, China lubes news, Corporate News, Shell, Sinopec

16th November, 2011        

Brazilian Oil assets sold for $3.5bn

Sinopec buys stake in Brazilian deep sea oil blocks.

Tags: Brazil, China, China lubes news, Corporate News, S America, Sinopec

16th 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        

China drives jet fuel development programmes

Scientists work on high performance fighter jet lubes and commercial biofuel testing.

Tags: Aviation, bio fuels, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, North America, PetroChina

14th November, 2011        

Oxea to build its first plant in China

Chemical specialist to produce oxo derivatives from South China factory.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Corporate News, Europe

14th November, 2011        

Bohai oil spill caused by negligence

Latest report claims South China Sea leak was due to inadequate operating procedures.

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment, regulatory and standards

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        

Overseas car makers' sales blossom in China

Audi and Toyota have both announced strong sales so far in 011.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, China, Europe, OEM and automotive, Toyota

14th November, 2011        

Kia to build its third plant in China as Foton heads for India

South Korean carmaker to establish new factory in Jiangsu as truck manufacturer heads for India

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, India, OEM and automotive

14th November, 2011        

Total Invests 30m Euros in Chinese Plant

French oil major to build new Tianjin plant.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Corporate News, Total

14th November, 2011        

Chinese oil giants ramp up diesel supply

Oil majors increase diesel supply to ease shortages at government's request.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Sinopec

14th November, 2011        

Chinese cars decline in quality

JD Power reports increasing ownership problems despite improvements over previous years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, innovation, OEM and automotive

14th November, 2011        

GM puts Saab on the brink

Chinese government's deal approval seemed like salvation for Swedish car maker, but GM proves otherwise.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive, Scandinavia

4th November, 2011        

View from the Bridge - China (Nov 2011)

The Chinese economy continues to grow, although tough decisions may be required in the manufacturing sector. VW is set to be come the top global automaker.

Tags: automotive industry, China, GM, Toyota, View from the Bridge, Volkswagen

25th October, 2011        

Government gets tough on auto subsidies

The Chinese government toughens auto subsidies to further reduce emissions.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th October, 2011        

China's playboy super-car club thrives

China's young super-rich put most World Saloon Car grids to shame.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th October, 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        

Capsules and Mansions

Accommodation comes at a price in Beijing, but size isn't everything.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th October, 2011        

China pressures foreign brands for EV technology

China is pushing major auto manufacturers to help provide technology for electric vehicles.

Tags: automotive industry, China, innovation, OEM and automotive

24th October, 2011        

CNPC signs oil deal in Afghanistan

CNPC ignores tough political environment to broker major export contract

Tags: Asia, China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news

24th October, 2011        

Mixed profits for China automakers

A mixed third quarter for two of China's largest car makers.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Great Wall, OEM and automotive

24th October, 2011        

Wet end for luxury boat

The launch of a luxury passenger boat ends in an unexpectedly wet result in Lanzhou.

Tags: China, China and finally, marine

20th October, 2011        

Another spill in Bohai Bay

CNOOC reports a new oil spill in the waters of Bohai Bay.

Tags: China, CNOOC, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

20th October, 2011        

China Vehicle Sales Up in September

Pace accelerates on Chinese vehicle sales despite government restrictions.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Ford, General Motors, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

20th October, 2011        

Daimler Foton deal gains NDRC approval

Joint venture signed for heavy truck production.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Daimler, OEM and automotive

20th October, 2011        

BP CNOOC Argentine deal at risk of collapse

CNOOC's purchase of Pan American Energy may fold for political reasons.

Tags: BP, China, China lubes news, CNOOC, S America

19th October, 2011        

China Cuts Fuel Price to Tackle Inflation

China reduces fuel prices for the first time this year to help reduce the country's inflation.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, PetroChina, Sinopec

19th October, 2011        

Sinopec to buy Canada's Daylight Energy

China oil major to take on Canadian oil and gas provider.

Tags: China, China lubes news, North America, Sinopec

19th October, 2011        

OPEC cuts global oil demand forecasts

OPEC has reduced its demand forecasts for the rest of 2011 and 2012 as global economy weakens.

Tags: Africa, Brazil, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Middle East, N America, OPEC, S America

19th 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        

Hauxin builds new oil storage

Hauxin China is set to build a new oil storage facility in the South East

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news

17th October, 2011        

China oil demand slumps

Chinese demand for crude and finished products at 10-month low.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, PetroChina

17th October, 2011        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 129 (Oct 2011)

Have the latest PMIs created a fog of indecision amongst the world's legislators as they look for a way out further economic crisis? What next for the lubricants market?

Tags: China, Europe, Lubricants, North America, View from the Bridge

11th October, 2011        

Belarus to develop Venezuela fields

Belarus is extending its activities in Venezuelan exploration

Tags: China, Eurasia, S America

6th October, 2011        

Pollution closes battery plant

A Shanghai battery plant has been closed because of accusations of lead pollution leakage

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

30th September, 2011        

View from the Bridge - China (Oct 2011)

Europe's financial woes have an impact on China and the country struggles to balance pollution measures against a booming car population.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

28th September, 2011        

12 Pandas Born in Chengdu

A large, rare, litter of pandas have been born in a Chinese research centre.

Tags: China, China and finally

28th September, 2011        

China and Kuwait Plan a $9bn Collaboration

A new multi-billion dollar refining operation has received Chinese government go-ahead

Tags: China, China lubes news, Middle East, Sinopec

28th September, 2011        

Chinese Oil Majors Report Mixed Success in Q1 & Q2

A mixed half for CNOOC, Sinopec and PetroChina

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, PetroChina, Sinopec

28th September, 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        

CNPC forms JV in Shandong

Oil giant to create JVs with local Shandong refineries

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC

23rd September, 2011        

Report reinforces lubes and wear link

A new report reinforces the link between high-grade lubes and vehicle engine wear

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards

23rd September, 2011        

Lifan to Set Up $5.4m Export Centre

Lifan Automobile to build a new components export centre.

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive

23rd September, 2011        

Chinese Oil Majors to Cut Q3 Exports

China's main oil producers have cut short-term exports to avoid domestic shortage

Tags: China, China lubes news, PetroChina, Sinopec

23rd September, 2011        

The Great License Plate Lottery

Beijing car owners face a lottery to register new vehicles.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China and finally

23rd September, 2011        

Nissan aims at China luxury market

Nissan is aiming to take on European manufacturers in China's luxury car market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Nissan, OEM and automotive

22nd September, 2011        

Regulators blame Toyota for defective parts

China's regulators have blamed TMC for defective Corolla parts

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive, Toyota

22nd September, 2011        

Western car giants step up China investment

VW and Daimler are set to invest billions of dollars in China operations.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Daimler, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

22nd 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        

Shell opens China lube centre

Oil major adds to its global technology network with China Service Centre

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubricants, Shell

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        

China now has 100 million cars

China now second largest car market as vehicle ownership soars

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards

21st September, 2011        

Oil Tank fire in North East China

Firefighters battle to extinguish diesel oil fire.

Tags: China, China lubes news, PetroChina

21st September, 2011        

BYD Profit Falls 89%

Automaker BYD has suffered a serious drop in year-on-year profits with job loses resulting.

Tags: automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive

20th September, 2011        

Uganda oil production edges closer

A three-way "farm down" deal could bring the start of Ugandan oil production to within a few months

Tags: Africa, China, CNOOC, Lubes news, Total

14th September, 2011        

United set for buying spree

Cash-rich United Energy Group is on the lookout for potential purchases worldwide.

Tags: Asia, BP, China, Corporate News

14th September, 2011        

Saab clings on

Saab continues to fight closure thanks to a further cash injection while UK arm stays 'unaffected'.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Scandinavia

14th September, 2011        

World lube demand to rise through 2015

Demand for lubricants is set to rise steadily through to 2015 according to a new report.

Tags: Africa, Asia, China, Lubes news, Lubricants

14th September, 2011        

Australia's AED in administration

Australia's AED Oil in administration after Puffin Oil field arbitration decision goes against them.

Tags: Asia, Australia, China, Corporate News

1st September, 2011        

Debt repayment is order of the day

Indian buyers freed up to repay Iran debts as Ghana looks to payment in kind to offset China loan.

Tags: Africa, China, Corporate News, India, Middle East

1st September, 2011        

Somaliland and Ethiopia look to China deals

Somaliland and Ethiopia are hoping new oil deals with China will help revitalise their economies.

Tags: Africa, China, China lubes news, Lubes news

1st September, 2011        

View from the Bridge - China (Sept 2011)

China's internal and external investment in the oil and automotive industries continues, despite a changing economic backdrop and safety issues.

Tags: China, View from the Bridge

30th August, 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        

China Oil Spill escalates as ConocoPhillips faces law suits

Questions remain over the Bohai oil spill as new leaks appear and private and state lawsuits are threatened.

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

22nd 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        

Nissan China announces RMB50 billion expansion plan

Nissan's Chinese division plans to almost double annual sales within the next five years.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Nissan, OEM and automotive

21st August, 2011        

This little piggy...

China's rising inflation could be stemmed by increased pork supplies.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

20th August, 2011        

Lubrizol Q2 slip but R&D plans go ahead

Lubrizol's Q2 figures take a dip, but there are plans for a major R&D centre in China.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Lubrizol, North America, OEM and automotive

4th August, 2011        

China Auto Sales Show Gradual Increase

China is showing an overall increase in sales, although some sectors are slow.

Tags: automotive industry, China, General Motors, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

27th July, 2011        

OPTI Canada sold to CNOOC

Oil sands developer OPTI Canada is set for sale to CNOOC Luxembourg.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Corporate News, N America

27th July, 2011        

That's a Wrap for China!

Wrapping fashion catches on with Chinese car owners.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China and finally

27th July, 2011        

New Tax Reforms on China's Oil and Gas

Levies on China's energy industries could be significant under new reforms

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

27th July, 2011        

Refinery fires in China and Russia

CNPC refinery catches fire in Liaoning Province and a furnace explodes at Gazprom's Omsk plant.

Tags: China, CNPC, Environment, regulatory and standards, Gazprom, Russia

25th July, 2011        

China to Secure “Oil-for-Exports” Future in South America

China is set to secure Venezuelan crude imports to secure its oil futures.

Tags: China, China lubes news, S America

25th 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        

Guiyang to restrict car sales

Guiyang is set to follow Beijing in restricting car sales in the city.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th July, 2011        

Bohai Oil Spill Area Still Increasing

North China sea oil spill continues to seep and spread according to the SOA

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

25th July, 2011        

Bad months for China oil safety

Two major oil spills in China's Bohai Sea is followed by a CNOOC refinery explosion.

Tags: China, CNOOC, ConocoPhillips, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

15th July, 2011        

Market potential boosts foreign car makers

Automakers from Asia and Europe are spurred on by China's booming car market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Daimler, Nissan, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

15th 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        

Lifan to set up auto plant in Brazil

Chongqing Lifan is to set up an auto production plant in Brazil.

Tags: automotive industry, Brazil, China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive

15th July, 2011        

PetroChina in JV deal for European refining

PetroChina has signed a joint venture agreement for refining operations in Scotland and France.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Corporate News, Europe, PetroChina

15th July, 2011        

Transport Ministry clamps down on overloading problem

Overloading of trucks is causing havoc on China's roads, but tougher penalties are looming.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

15th July, 2011        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 126 (July 2011)

Environmental issues dominate this month's View from the Bridge - from Europe to the US and China, automotive to aviation.

Tags: automotive industry, Aviation, China, Europe, North America, View from the Bridge

13th July, 2011        

Repsol begins lubes production in Malaysia and China

Production at lubes plants now on-stream in Asian countries as part of a deal with UMW

Tags: Asia, China, Lubes news, Lubricants, Repsol

8th July, 2011        

Statoil discovers crude in Brazil

Statoil has made significant oil discoveries around its Peregrino Field in Brazil.

Tags: Brazil, China, Lubes news, Sinopec, Statoil

7th July, 2011        

China celebrates 90th Anniversary of Communist Party

Celebrations across the country as China's modern Communist Party celebrates its 90th Anniversary.

Tags: China, China and finally

5th July, 2011        

China springs Stage 4 emissions date

July 1 has been announced as the mandatory date for all gasoline vehicles to meet China IV emissions standards

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards

1st July, 2011        

PetroChina and Shell sign major refinery deal

CNPC and Shell set to embark on a major refinery in Zhejiang Province

Tags: China, China lubes news, PetroChina, Shell

28th June, 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        

Encana and PetroChina shale deal fails

A potential joint venture for shale gas exploration has failed to materialise for PetroChina

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, N America, PetroChina

24th June, 2011        

Four legged friends save energy

A return to real horse-power for a Chinese business man and his secretary.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

24th June, 2011        

Biodiesel boost for Zhengzhou

Zhengzhou is planning to boost the use of biodiesel over the next five years using local oil waste.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, waste

17th June, 2011        

Beijing offers scrappage incentives as car sales set to rise

Beijing is set to introduce a vehicle scrappage scheme in an effort to reduce pollution as JD Power predicts boom in China car sales

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards

17th June, 2011        

South Korea pushes for China lubes market

South Korea's lubes makers are targeting new routes into the Chinese lubes market through the automotive industry.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, China, Lubes news, OEM and automotive

16th June, 2011        

PetroChina takes Q1 hit

PetroChina reports significant losses for the start of 1011 but product sales keep it ahead.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Corporate News

16th June, 2011        

Saab back in business thanks to Pang Da and Youngman

Saab returns to production as normal after two Chinese companies take a stake

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive, Scandinavia

16th June, 2011        

Shell withdrawal puts Kashagan on thin ice

Shell pulls out of Kashagan oil project leaving it in doubt.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Eurasia, Lubes news, Shell

16th June, 2011        

Energy talks looking positive for Russia and China

Gas negotiations are set for a positive outcome while oil pipeline prices are agreed.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, Gazprom, Russia

16th June, 2011        

Volvo sales boosted by China

Volvo's global sales have been boosted by a buoyant Chinese market, along with Ford and Mercedes, but GM dips slightly.

Tags: Chevrolet, China, Corporate News, Ford, GM, OEM and automotive, Volvo

16th June, 2011        

Petsec to sell Chinese interests

Australia's Petsec is set to sell its Chinese assets to invest in US shale oil.

Tags: Australia, China, Corporate News, N America

9th June, 2011        

Ferrari reaches India and space!

Ferrari have a presence in India and the International Space Station.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, China and finally, Europe, Ferrari, India

8th June, 2011        

China invests in Canadian oil sands

China is a major investor in the Alberta region according to Canadian officials.

Tags: China, China lubes news, North America

2nd June, 2011        

CNOOC goes deep and shares exploration

China Offshore builds the country's largest deep rig and sells shares in China Sea and Middle East blocks.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Middle East, Total

2nd June, 2011        

Bentley sets China record as Geely and FAW push sales

Bentley has seen record sales in China as local manufacturers push to increase sales

Tags: Australia, automotive industry, China, OEM and automotive

2nd June, 2011        

China-Russia venture for oil refinery

Chinese and Russian producers are set to build a multi-billion dollar refinery for 2015.

Tags: car auctions, China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, Rosneft, Russia

23rd May, 2011        

Saab finds another Chinese suitor

A third Chinese company has now stepped forward as a likely saviour of the Saab brand.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Europe, OEM and automotive, Scandinavia

18th May, 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        

Lexus gains GF-5 certification

Lexus Lubrication Oil Ltd has gained API SN/GF-5 accreditation for its motor oil products.

Tags: China, China lubes news, GF-5, Lubes news, Lubricants

11th May, 2011        

China lubes guide to change practice

A new commercial lubricants guide is set to raise standards of lubes use across the sector.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation

11th 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        

China plans fight against air pollution

China, Beijing and the automotive manufacturers lay out their plans for combating and controlling emissions.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

11th May, 2011        

Automakers suffer Japanese losses but Nissan Q1 profits up

The auto industry continues a slow recovery after massive production losses following the earthquake but Nissan still posts a profit.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Corporate News, Japan, OEM and automotive

11th May, 2011        

Mixed news for post-earthquake lubes market

There are mixed fortunes for Japanese lubes production and sales as the country recovers from the earthquake and tsunami.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Japan, Lubes news

11th May, 2011        

Great Wall pushes for quality market share

Sinopec is pushing its Great Wall brand to grow its share of the domestic high-quality lubes market despite external pressure.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Great Wall, Lubes news, Sinopec

11th May, 2011        

Giant Jellyfish cause massive problem

Giant jellyfish are causing a massive problem for Japanese fishermen after floating from China

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

11th May, 2011        

Hole in the road swallows truck

A lucky escape for a truck driver and passenger after a massive hole appears in a Beijing road.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally

11th May, 2011        

Saab gets further Chinese boost

The Saab brand has received more finance from China, this time through Hawtai Motor Group.

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

11th May, 2011        

BAIC eyes significant expansion

China's BAIC is looking to break into the top ranks of the auto manufacturers in the next five years.

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

11th May, 2011        

Conference shows China auto strength

Major auto manufacturers and OEMs look ahead to a prosperous Chinese market at a Shanghai conference

Tags: automotive industry, China, Ford, GM, innovation, OEM and automotive, Volkswagen

11th May, 2011        

South Asia set to grow for environment-friendly lubes

A new report shows growth potential for S.Asia in environment-friendly lubricants

Tags: Asia, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Lubricants

29th April, 2011        

Closest ever World Rally result

Citroen were involved in the closest World Rally event ever recorded.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China and finally, Middle East, motorsport

29th April, 2011        

Korean Group sets export record

SK Group has posted record exports during a positive Q1.

Tags: Asia, China, China lubes news, Corporate News

29th April, 2011        

Good start to 2011 for oil majors

Q1 results from Shell and Exxon show a good start to 2011 as does BP and it's Russian subsidiary TNK-BP

Tags: BP, China, Corporate News, Europe, ExxonMobil, N America, Russia, Shell

28th April, 2011        

Marine lubes need innovation

Marine lubes need innovative performance lubes as costs and regulations change shipping use.

Tags: China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, marine, Total

21st April, 2011        

Sinopec signs deal with Petrobras

China and Brazil's leading oil producers join forces in co-operation deal

Tags: China, Corporate News, OEM and automotive, S America

21st April, 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        

Local solution to Vietnam 'bike oil recycling

A Vietnamese scientist has found a local mineral solution for recycling motorcycle lubes

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, Lubricants

14th April, 2011        

Sinopec JV tops China's production charts

A joint venture between Sinopec and Infineum is topping China's national lube production chart.

Tags: China, Infineum, Lubes news, Lubricants, Sinopec

14th April, 2011        

Total invests in Northern China plant

Total is to invest in a new lubes blending plant set to open in 2012.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Total

4th April, 2011        

Eu Commission lays out 2050 transport 'road map'

The European Commission has published its White Paper on Tranport, setting goals for the EU to 2050.

Tags: automotive industry, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Europe, marine

4th April, 2011        

AdBlue demand to soar in China

AdBlue diesel additive demand set to increase in China according to new Integer report

Tags: additives, China, CO2 emissions, Environment and Regulatory watch

10th March, 2011        

China lube prices to rise as US and Russia look good

China's industrial lube prices are set to rise, while US and Russian base oil production moves ahead.

Tags: base oil, China, Lubricants, N America, Russia

9th March, 2011        

Pertamina to build lubes plant

Indonesia's Pertamina is set to invest in an Asian lubricants production plant

Tags: Africa, Asia, China, Corporate News, Japan, Lubricants

9th March, 2011        

Legend to grow Castor in China

Singaporean company in joint venture to develop castor fields for bio projects.

Tags: Asia, bio fuels, China, Inovation and environment

24th January, 2011        

Ferrari and VW sales hit record heights

Sales of Ferrari sports cars are hitting record levels in China and the US - VW delivers 7 million vehicles

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, Ferrari, North America

17th January, 2011        

China & India to drive Asian base oil markets

A new report keeps China and India in the driving seat for base oils, but the supply landscape may change.

Tags: Asia, automotive industry, base oil, China, India, Lubes news

5th January, 2011        

Shell starts work on Chinese grease plant

Shell has laid the foundations for its largest global grease production plant in Zhuhai, China.

Tags: China, grease, Lubes news, Shell

22nd December, 2010        

Repsol signs Asian lubes deal

Spain's Repsol has signed a five year distribtuion deal with UMW.

Tags: Asia, China, Corporate News, Lubricants, Repsol

20th December, 2010        

Caltex & Samsung to enter Chinese lubes market

GS Caltex and Samsung C&T are to join forces to push into China's rapidly growing lubes market.

Tags: Asia, China, Corporate News, Lubricants

29th November, 2010        

China launches coal-to-oil sites

China has announced the inclusion of coal-to-oil projects in its latest energy development plan.

Tags: China, Lubes news, Lubricants

26th November, 2010        

Rally coup for Chinese tyre maker

Chinese tyre maker, DMACK, have signed an exclusive deal for the 2011 World Rally Championship.

Tags: And finally, automotive industry, China, motorsport

20th September, 2010        

China set to hike Base Oil prices

CNPC and Sinopec have announced increases in base oil prices from the beginning of May.

Tags: base oil, China, Lubes news

5th May, 2010        

Ferrari Unveils fastest ever 599-GTO

Ferrari launces its fastest ever road going sports car at the Bejing Motorshow

Tags: automotive industry, China, Ferrari

28th April, 2010        

Lubes News - Bulletin 107 (Nov 09)

Labelling and chemicals lead the news this month, ups and downs for BASF, China's Sinopec revealed its global ambitions for the lubricants market and why grease is good for the bottom line.

Tags: BASF, China, ILMA, Japan, Middle East, Nippon Oil, Sinopec

1st November, 2009        

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