Africa

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Rebound Forecast for Africa, Middle East

Lube Report EMEA - November 15, 2020

Although COVID-19 impacted the economies of Africa and the Middle East in three key ways – the cost of coping with the ...

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South African Market Begins Rebound

Lube Report EMEA - November 10, 2020

Like many around the world, South Africa’s base oil and lubricants markets were buffeted by an economic lockdown impos ...

Morocco, Egypt Making More Lubes

Morocco, Egypt Making More Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - November 3, 2020

North Africa’s lubricant production – primarily in Egypt and Morocco – can help meet Africa’s growing demand in ...

European Energy Use Expected to Fall

European Energy Use Expected to Fall

Lube Report EMEA - September 15, 2020

The European Union’s energy demand is forecast to decline by as much as 30% by 2050, depending on how quickly policy m ...

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 ...