Emeka Umejei

Emeka.Umejei@lubesngreases.com

Recent Articles

South African Market Engenders Optimism

South African Market Engenders Optimism

New players and investors have a growing confidence about the future of South Africas lubricant market because of positi …

Tema to Expand Blending Plant

Tema to Expand Blending Plant

Ghanas Tema Lube Oil Co. is progressing on a three-phase blending plant expansion project to double its lubricant produc …

African Blenders Seen Not Meeting OEM Demands

African Blenders Seen Not Meeting OEM Demands

Independent lubricant companies in Africa are missing the mark when it comes to original equipment manufacturer standard …

Tanzania Removes Duty on Kenyan Lubes

Tanzania Removes Duty on Kenyan Lubes

Tanzania waived its 25 percent duty last month on imported Kenyan lubricants. Some players in the Tanzanian and Kenyan l …

New Market Leaders for Kenyan Lubricant Market

New Market Leaders for Kenyan Lubricant Market

When most multinationals began moving out of Kenya, it opened the door to an influx of new lubricant market players, a K …

African Blenders Debate Quality Control

African Blenders Debate Quality Control

The African lubricant markets lack of an adequate quality control mechanism – particularly for its engine oil segment – …

African Rerefiners Debate Rerefined Oil Growth

African Rerefiners Debate Rerefined Oil Growth

African rerefiners agree that overcoming skeptical public perception of their rerefined base oils is a significant hurdl …

Group I Resurgence in South Africa

Group I Resurgence in South Africa

Not long ago, lubricant blenders in South Africa had begun shifting from API Group I to Group II base stocks. Now a numb …

11 PLC Expands in Lagos

11 PLC Expands in Lagos

11 PLC, formerly known as Mobil Oil Nigeria, says it is expanding and modernizing its lubricant blending plant in Lagos …

New Name, CEO for Acquired Chevron Assets

New Name, CEO for Acquired Chevron Assets

A Glencore-backed consortiums acquisition of Chevrons downstream operations in South Africa and Botswana is complete, an …

Engen Selling Service Stations to Vivo

Engen Selling Service Stations to Vivo

Vivo Energy plc has a revised agreement to acquire Engen Petroleums operations in eight African countries. The deal has …

North Africas Patchwork Lubricants Market

North Africas Patchwork Lubricants Market

Each country in the regions lubricants market has its own supply-and-demand characteristics, but all are on an upward, a …

Local Firm Gets Nod for Chevron Sale

Local Firm Gets Nod for Chevron Sale

The South African Competition Tribunal last Thursday conditionally approved a Glencore-backed consortiums proposed acqui …

Glencore, Sinopec Vie for Chevron Assets

Glencore, Sinopec Vie for Chevron Assets

The South African Competition Commission last week qualified a bid by a group backed by Swiss mining company Glencore to …

Generator Lubricants Are Key to Nigerias Economy

Generator Lubricants Are Key to Nigerias Economy

Ever-increasing demand on insufficient infrastructure widens the gap between generation capacity and consumption of elec …

Falling Nigerian Base Oil Prices Buck Trend

Falling Nigerian Base Oil Prices Buck Trend

In most markets, base oil prices have risen significantly in the past two years, but in Nigeria, they have headed in the …

Total Confirms Bid for Petrolube Plant

Total Confirms Bid for Petrolube Plant

French giant Total is seeking regulatory approval to acquire a blending plant from Tanzanian lubricant manufacturer Petr …

South Africa Drives Food-grade Lube Market

South Africa Drives Food-grade Lube Market

The country is one of the biggest economies on the continent, with a highly developed and growing food processing indust …