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The experts at Kline conduct interviews and contribute articles to key industry and business publications. Below is a selection of recent press coverage.

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February

 
 
Feb. 14, 2017:  China Market to See Slow Decline
Lubes'n'Greases
 
China's lubricant market, which grew more than any other in the world for a decade, is forecast to shrink by an average of 0.4 percent annually over the next four years, to 6.9 million tons. Kline cites an economic slowdown and government regulations as the driving forces of change in China's market.
 
 
 
Feb. 7, 2017:  China's Auto Sales, Production Highest Ever
Lube Report Asia
 
According to consultancy Kline & Co., since 2009, the Chinese government has implemented several policies to stimulate consumption. In 2015, including tax reduction and the subsidies in the auto-to-rural policy, the favorable tax policy on the procurement of low emission cars supported the automobile market against the gradually decreasing growth rate in China, the firm said in a report released last month.
 
 
 
 
 

January

 
 
Jan. 31, 2017:  Global fuel additive consumption to grow modestly
F+L Asia
 
Global fuel additive consumption is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.9% from 2015 to 2020, according to the recently published Global Fuel Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities report by consulting firm Kline Group based in Parsippany, N.J., U.S.A. Global fuel additive consumption is estimated at 820 kilotonnes in 2016.
 
 
 
Jan. 31, 2017:  Synthetic Lube Market Share Edges Up
Lubes'n'Greases EMEA Magazine
 
Europe showed the highest percentage of synthetic and semi-synthetic lubricants in 2015, while Africa-Middle East is expected to show the most growth in synthetics market share to 2020, according to consultancy Kline & Co.
 
 
 
Jan. 25, 2017:  MADE IN CHINA: A CHINESE PERSPECTIVE ON THE POLY ALPHA OLEFIN (PAO) MARKET
 
The three largest global PAO producers, according to Milind Phadke of Kline Group, are INEOS, ExxonMobil Chemical and Chevron Phillips Chemical. Phadke estimates INEOS produces 216 KT, followed closely by ExxonMobil at 200KT, per year. ChevronPhillips rounds out the top three with an estimated 110 KT capacity.
 
 
 
Jan. 25, 2017:  Positive outlook for wind turbines
STLE
 
Renewable sources of energy, which include wind power, have developed rapidly since the United Nations Convention on Climate Change was introduced in 1992 to address global warming and climate change.
 
 
 
Jan. 24, 2017:  KLINE REPORT: CHINA'S AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET TO GROW BY 3.7% BY 2020
F+L Asia
 
Parsippany, N.J.-based consulting firm Kline Group estimates China's total lubricants consumption in 2015 at 7,000 kilotonnes, which is valued at USD26 billion. According to its recently released "Opportunities in Lubricants: China Market Analysis" report, total consumption of consumer automotive lubricants in China in 2015 is estimated at 1,400 kilotonnes, valued at approximately USD11 billion. Kline forecasts growth in this sector at 3.7% by 2020, with new passenger car sales growing by 9.2% during the first half of 2016. This includes factory fill for all product categories of automotive lubricants and greases.
 
 
 
Jan. 16, 2017:  South American Finished Lubricants Market: Time for Rebuilding
OEM Lubes News
 
In a presentation at the ICIS Pan-American Conference held in December 2016, Sergio Rebelo, Managing Director in Kline's South America affiliate, Factor, discussed the struggles and opportunities of the South American finished lubricants market.
 
 
 
Jan. 11, 2017:  Synthetics Expected to Grow
Lubes'n'Greases
 
The overall lubricant market is expected to grow less than 1 percent annually through 2020, however, synthetics are projected to grow almost 4 percent per year, and semi-synthetics just under 1.5 percent, according to projections by Kline & Co. consultants. Milind Phadke, the director of Kline's Energy Practice, told the Union of the European Lubricant Industry's Annual Congress in October that synthetics will grow faster than semi-synthetics because the ample availability of Group IIIs will hold down their relative cost.
 
 
 
 
 

December

 
 
Dec. 6, 2016:  Asia Dominates White Oils Demand
Lubes'n'Greases
 
Asia-Pacific demands more white oils than any other region, according to an industry consultancy, due to China being the world's largest consumer of the base oil-derived products and India remaining a key market. White oil consumption was between 1.6 million and 1.7 million metric tons worldwide in 2015, an official with United States-based consultancy Kline & Co. explained in a webinar last week.
 
 
 

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