Africa

Rebound Forecast for Industrial Lubes

Rebound Forecast for Industrial Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - September 15, 2020

Global demand for general industrial lubricants will decline 13 percent for this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, con ...

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Fuchs Invests in South Africa

Lube Report EMEA - September 8, 2020

Fuchs Lubricants announced that it is investing 250 million South African rand (U.S. $14.9 million) as part of a project ...

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Nigerian Official Urges More Exports

Lube Report EMEA - August 23, 2020

An official with Nigeria’s petroleum department exhorted the country’s lubricant blenders recently to increase the v ...

Africa Drives Forward Again

Africa Drives Forward Again

Lubes'n'Greases - August 5, 2020

With five global automakers gearing up for new or increased production across the continent, more modern lubricants may ...

Africa’s Hybrid Lubricant Market

Africa’s Hybrid Lubricant Market

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 27, 2020

Africa’s lube market is split between aging autos using old school base oils and a younger fleet with a thirst for hig ...

Nigerian Proposal Targets Substandard Lubes

Nigerian Proposal Targets Substandard Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - March 29, 2020

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council is considering adopting a policy that would crack down on sales of substandard lub ...

Nynas Reorganization Extension Approved

Nynas Reorganization Extension Approved

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2020

A Swedish court approved an extension to Nynas AB’s reorganization last week, giving the company additional time to st ...

NNPC Launches Lubes in Nigeria

NNPC Launches Lubes in Nigeria

Lube Report EMEA - March 13, 2020

Industry insiders said they expect state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. to make waves with its entry into the c ...

Enoc, Proserv Move Ahead in Egypt

Enoc, Proserv Move Ahead in Egypt

Lube Report EMEA - March 10, 2020

Emirates National Oil Co. and Proserv Group will ramp-up lubricants blending in the growing Egyptian market after signin ...

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Motor Oil Hellas, Naftal Partner in Algeria

Lube Report EMEA - March 3, 2020

Greek petroleum refiner Motor Oil Hellas, announced a 30 million euro investment to establish a joint venture blending p ...

Africa Lags in Rerefining

Africa Lags in Rerefining

Lube Report EMEA - December 24, 2019

Africa recycles less of its used lubricants into base oils than other regions, and several obstacles stand in the way of ...

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Chevron and Akwa Form Morocco Hub

Lube Report EMEA - December 24, 2019

Chevron and Casablanca, Morocco-based energy company Akwa Group reached an agreement to create an African lubes hub in M ...

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Fuchs Buys Shares in African Distributors

Lube Report EMEA - December 10, 2019

The Fuchs Group acquired half the shares of three separate African lubricant distributors to strengthen its presence in ...

Regs Modernize African Car Parcs

Regs Modernize African Car Parcs

Lube Report EMEA - November 26, 2019

Half of Africas 54 countries have passed legislation regulating imports of used vehicles - either banning them completel ...

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Free Trade Agreement Benefits African Blenders

Lube Report EMEA - November 12, 2019

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement that went into force in May benefits Africas lubricants blenders by reducin ...

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Kenya Urged to Cut Import Duties

Lube Report EMEA - October 8, 2019

Ola Energy urged the Kenyan government last week to lower its import duties on base oils and lubricant additives to allo ...