Africa

Profit, Revenue Jump at Ardova

Profit, Revenue Jump at Ardova

Lube Report EMEA - November 16, 2021

The lubricants and greases segment of Nigerian blender and distributor Ardova Plc posted an increase in net profit and a ...

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Azelis Acquires African Distributor Umongo

Lube Report EMEA - October 26, 2021

A subsidiary of specialty chemicals distributor Azelis will acquire 90% of the shares of South Africa-based lubricants, ...

Chevron Grows East African Partnership

Chevron Grows East African Partnership

Lube Report EMEA - September 21, 2021

African Fuels & Lubricants Manufacturing Ltd. of the Tristar Group will blend, distribute and market Chevron Brands ...

Nigeria Mandates Lube Monitoring

Nigeria Mandates Lube Monitoring

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources is collaborating with the Standards Organization of Nigeria to curb supply ...

Aluminum is Auto Industry’s ‘Blind Spot’, says Rights Group

Aluminum is Auto Industry’s ‘Blind Spot’, says Rights Group

Sustainability InSite - August 24, 2021

A new report by Human Rights Watch urges carmakers to do more to reduce impacts on communities and the environment from ...

Import Restriction Removed in Nigeria

Import Restriction Removed in Nigeria

Lube Report EMEA - August 10, 2021

Nigerian lubricant manufacturers – along with producers of other petroleum products – are breathing easier after a p ...

South African Container Maker Sold

South African Container Maker Sold

Lube Report EMEA - August 3, 2021

Austria-based Alpla Group, a global plastic packaging and recycling specialist, acquired last month the lubricants divis ...

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Enoc JV to Blend Lubes in Egypt

Lube Report EMEA - July 13, 2021

Egypt’s Misr Petroleum has reached an agreement for the company’s joint venture with Emirates National Oil Co. to pr ...

European Grease Output Fell in 2020

European Grease Output Fell in 2020

Lube Report EMEA - June 22, 2021

Lubricating grease production in Europe fell 7% in 2020, according to the latest survey by the United States-based Natio ...

Fuchs Adds JV In Egypt

Fuchs Adds JV In Egypt

Lube Report EMEA - March 16, 2021

German independent lubricants blender Fuchs Petrolub SE announced on March 12 a joint venture in Egypt with longtime par ...

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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 ...