Emeka Umejei

Emeka.Umejei@lubesngreases.com

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Nigerian Blenders Poised for Growth

Nigerian Blenders Poised for Growth

Nigeria is a huge market for lubricants that has grown significantly since the industry was deregulated in 1991. The cou …

Tanzania Enforces Lube Standards

Tanzania Enforces Lube Standards

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards has intensified efforts to rid the East African country of substandard lubricants but h …

Blue Chip Aims Across Africa

Blue Chip Aims Across Africa

South Africas Blue Chip Lubricants said the completion of its 43,000 tons per year blending facility in Johannesburg ear …

Kenya Considers Lube Market Regulations

Kenya Considers Lube Market Regulations

Kenyas Energy Regulatory Commission recently invited the Kenyan public to submit written comments on proposed regulation …

Africa Panel Calls for Industry Investment

Africa Panel Calls for Industry Investment

Large investments in infrastructure would greatly benefit Africas lubricants industry by creating additional demand for …

Nigerian Blenders Dispute Scarcity of Textile Lubes

Nigerian Blenders Dispute Scarcity of Textile Lubes

Nigerian officials said a shortage of textile lubricants contributed to the downfall of the countrys textile industry, b …

Nigerian Blenders Support Waste Oil Bill

Nigerian Blenders Support Waste Oil Bill

LAGOS, Nigeria – A call for federal legislation on waste oil disposal and collection gained traction at the Nigerian Lub …

Is Africa Ready to Give Up Group I?

Is Africa Ready to Give Up Group I?

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The global shift in base oil production away from API Group I will compel African blenders …

Prospect Brightens for Base Oil in Nigeria

Prospect Brightens for Base Oil in Nigeria

Nigeria could soon welcome the return of local base oil production, thanks to rehabilitation work at a refinery in Kadun …

Tanzania Adds Tariff on Imported Base Oils

Tanzania Adds Tariff on Imported Base Oils

Tanzanias government introduced a 10 percent per gallon duty on base oils imported into Tanzania, with an additional 1.5 …

Panel: Shift to Group II Difficult for Africa

Panel: Shift to Group II Difficult for Africa

JOHANNESBURG – African lube markets will resist shifting from API Group I to Group II base stocks because of formulation …

Kenolkobil, BP Mend Fences

Kenolkobil, BP Mend Fences

The stalemate obstructing the return of Castrol brand to the Kenya lubricants market has been resolved by an exclusive d …

Nigerian Blender to Boost Capacity

Nigerian Blender to Boost Capacity

Nigerian lubricant producer Conoil will invest 5 billion naira (U.S. $2.5 million) on an additional blending plant in La …

African Currency Devaluation Offsets Base Oil Drops

African Currency Devaluation Offsets Base Oil Drops

Lubricants producers in Africa say the fluctuation of the foreign exchange rate to U.S. dollars has mitigated the impact …

Tanzania Outs Substandard Lubes

Tanzania Outs Substandard Lubes

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards published a public notice naming several types of passenger and heavy duty motor oil th …

Fake Lubes Flood Nigeria

Fake Lubes Flood Nigeria

The Lubricants Producers Association of Nigeria laments the upsurge of impure lubricants, while the countrys two regulat …

Hoardings Called a Top Promotion Channel in Africa

Hoardings Called a Top Promotion Channel in Africa

Banners and hoardings – the public placement of billboards or large print advertisements – are one of the leading channe …