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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        

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        

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        

Sinopec in talks to buy troubled Zhangzhou petrochem plant

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

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

31st October, 2015        

China 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 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        

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        

VGP compliance for Wärtsilä; BP & Sinopec sign Singapore JV

Wärtsilä has developed propulsion systems which are compatible with environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs). Meanwhile BP & Sinopec sign Singapore marine JV.

Tags: Asia, BP, Europe, marine, N America, OEM Equipment, Scandinavia, Sinopec

10th June, 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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

Chinese lubes majors feel the pinch

Sinopec and CNPC are under increasing pressure from foreign and domestic oil producers

Tags: BP, Castrol, China Lubes Marketing, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Fuchs, Lubes marketing, Shell, Sinopec

21st May, 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        

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        

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        

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        

Sinopec advances shipping lubes technology

Chinese oil giant also continues upgrades at OEM oil testing facilities

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

15th December, 2013        

Pipeline blast calls energy companies' safety into question

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

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

15th December, 2013        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

Rotary Engineering wins EPC contracts

Rotary Engineering wins S$200m worth of EPC contracts in Saudia Arabia and Singapore.

Tags: Asia, Lubes tech, Middle East, Sinopec

7th August, 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        

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        

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        

Chinese firms producing better quality lubes

Domestic standards are improving lubes products.

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

21st 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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

Sinopec flexes its energy muscle

Sinopec moves into coal and gas

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

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        

Heavy losses push Chinese refiners overseas

Sinopec and PetroChina look for overseas acquisition to offset losses

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

24th September, 2012        

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

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

Tags: China, Corporate News, Forecasts, Sinopec

24th September, 2012        

China'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        

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        

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        

China slows overseas energy acquisitions

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

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

25th June, 2012        

China 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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

New discoveries bode well for Brazil

Oil and gas finds by Repsol and Petrobras look good for Brazil's oil reserves

Tags: Brazil, Lubes news, Petrobras, Repsol, Sinopec

8th February, 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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

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        

Sinopec to build first plant outside China

China's Sinopec is set to build it's first blending plant outside the country to take on the pan-Asian market

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

4th August, 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 majors boost Group II production

China's three major oil producers are upgrading operations to increase Group II capacity, with Sinopec announcing an new refinery

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

24th June, 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        

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        

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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