Africa

Africa Drives Forward Again
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Africa Drives Forward Again

LNG Magazine - 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

LNG Magazine 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 ...

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African Demand Keeps Global Growth Buoyant

LNG Magazine EMEA - September 17, 2019

Africa is one of the developing regions where lube suppliers can find comfort in an otherwise underwhelming global scene ...

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Closer Harmony for East African Lube Standards

LNG Magazine EMEA - August 17, 2019

The East African Community is moving closer to standards integration for goods and services. Petroleum products are also ...

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Marketing Matters

LNG Magazine EMEA - July 16, 2019

Emeka Umejei gets down and dirty with waste oil rerefining in Africa.

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Waste Not, Lube Not

LNG Magazine EMEA - June 17, 2019

Waste plastic is a global problem with potentially ruinous consequences if mismanaged. It is keenly felt in countries li ...