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Caltex Australia to Distribute Chevron Group II Base Oils in Australia

Chevron announced last Tuesday that its affiliate, Chevron Singapore Pty Ltd, has signed an agreement with Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd. to become an authorized distributor in Australia of Chevron premium Group II base oils Chevron Neutral Oils 100R, 150R, 220R and 600R.


New ASTM Test to Evaluate Diesel Engine Oil Oxidation

A newly proposed ASTM International standard (WK52873 Test Method for Evaluation of Diesel Engine Oils in the Volvo T-13 Diesel Engine) will evaluate diesel engine oils for oxidation performance characteristics. This will be the first oxidation test in the U.S. to run on diesel fuel.


BRB JV Opens Viscotech Asia Plant in Singapore

Netherlands-headquartered BRB announced that the new Viscotech Asia Plant has been successfully opened on August 1, 2016 in Singapore. The plant, a JV between Ban Guan Chemical and BRB Singapore Pte Ltd., is designed to manufacture liquid Viscosity Modifiers which are marketed under the name Viscotech®.


Chevron Unveils New Line of Delo 400 API CK-4 and FA-4 Motor Oils

Last Thursday, Chevron introduced ISOSYN® Advanced Technology and its new line of Delo 400 API CK-4 and FA-4 heavy duty motor oils coming December 1, 2016 - Delo 400 XSP 5W-30 and 5W-40, Delo 400 XLE 10W-30 and 15W-40, and Delo 400 SDE 15W-40, all meeting API CK-4 and Delo 400 ZFA 10W-30 which meets API FA-4.


ExxonMobil to Introduce Mobil Delvac™-branded CK-4 and FA-4 Oils September 20

ExxonMobil announced last week that on September 20, the company will introduce the new product line and details of its Mobil Delvac™-branded CK-4 and FA-4 commercial vehicle engine oils on its website,


  • Gulf Petrochem to Distribute IPOL Lubricants in UAE & Oman
  • JX Nippon Oil Signs Two Companies to Distribute its Eneos-branded Lubricants in Myanmar: Myanma Golden Star’s MGS Lubricant in the South and Rainbow Bridge Distribution in the North
  • McLarens Lubricants Ltd., Sole Distributor for ExxonMobil Lubricants in Sri Lanka, Signs Partnership with Softlogic Automobiles as Exclusive Lubricant Supplier for King Long Luxury Coaches in Sri Lanka

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