Emeka Umejei

Emeka.Umejei@lubesngreases.com

Recent Articles

Sub-Saharan Africa Flexitank Market Growing

Sub-Saharan Africa Flexitank Market Growing

When margins are tight and currency is scarce, base oil traders often look for ways to cut costs. One place to look is f …

Total Invests in South Africa Plant

Total Invests in South Africa Plant

Total recently completed an upgrade of its lubricant blending plant in Durban, South Africa, including construction of l …

Marketing Matters

Marketing Matters

Emeka Umejei explores the spread of Group II base oils in Africa.

Nigerian Generators Gulp Lubes

Nigerian Generators Gulp Lubes

Nigerias inadequate electricity grid has driven countless businesses and households there to run portable generators, wh …

Nigerian Blenders Protest Import Fees

Nigerian Blenders Protest Import Fees

The Lubricant Producers Association of Nigeria has asked the national government to prevent one of its agencies from imp …

Automakers May Impact East African Market

Automakers May Impact East African Market

Automobile factories are sprouting across East Africa – developing a new industry for the region. Lubricant industry ins …

Nigerian Lubes Demand is Rising but Will Quality?

Nigerian Lubes Demand is Rising but Will Quality?

Africas largest economy and its biggest producer of crude oil could become the continents number-one lubricants market. …

Marketing Matters

Marketing Matters

Emeka Umejei talks about South Africa’s Group I and Group II landscape.

Ugandan Rerefiner Awarded Grant

Ugandan Rerefiner Awarded Grant

Geoffrey Ssekatawa, founder of Uganda-based Brent Technologies Ltd., received the African Entrepreneurship Award for pio …

Tanzania Lubes Face Registration Deadline

Tanzania Lubes Face Registration Deadline

Tanzanias Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority set March 31 as the deadline for all persons dealing in lubric …

Nigeria Loses $200M to Counterfeiting Per Year

Nigeria Loses $200M to Counterfeiting Per Year

ACCRA, Ghana – Stakeholders in the Nigerian lubricant market estimate it loses more than $200 million annually in potent …

Ghana Oil to Launch Blending Plant in 2019

Ghana Oil to Launch Blending Plant in 2019

Ghana Oil Co. plans to open a $10 million lubricants blending plant in Ghana in 2019 – the third such plant in Ghana and …

Rerefineries Planned in North Africa

Rerefineries Planned in North Africa

Two rerefineries are projected to start operation in Egypt and Algeria in 2018, each producing API Group II base oil, ac …

Engine Oil Demand Seen Rising in Africa

Engine Oil Demand Seen Rising in Africa

As large as it is, Africa has long been overlooked by lubricant suppliers looking for fertile markets. But analysts and …

Synlubes, Made in Nigeria

Synlubes, Made in Nigeria

Lubcon Nigeria Ltd. has produced Rugged Elite 5W-40, a synthetic motor oil that claims to be the first synthetic lubrica …

Automotive Sector Spurs Moroccos Lube Growth

Automotive Sector Spurs Moroccos Lube Growth

Moroccos lubricant market is expected to grow 2.5 percent annually over the next several years, driven primarily by the …

Kenyas Automakers May Drive Shift to Group II

Kenyas Automakers May Drive Shift to Group II

The opening of new auto plants in Kenya means more modern vehicles on the road that will require higher quality oils. Ob …

What Will Drive Group II in Africa?

What Will Drive Group II in Africa?

The world is shifting to API Group II and III base oils, but Africa has yet to fully grasp this reality. While Europe an …