Middle East

Fuchs Adds JV In Egypt
Sunset as traffic passes by at the 6th October Bridge in Cairo, Egypt. © inigolaitxu / stock.adobe.com

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 ...

Base Oils Tight in Europe, Middle East

Base Oils Tight in Europe, Middle East

Lube Report EMEA - March 2, 2021

Perhaps more than other regions, base oil supply in Europe and the Middle East has been severely constrained since the e ...

Luberef Touts Plan for Lubes Hub

Luberef Touts Plan for Lubes Hub

Lube Report EMEA - February 23, 2021

Luberef launched an initiative to encourage lubricant blenders to locate at a site adjacent to its base oil plant in Yan ...

Colonial Breaks Ground in Saudi Arabia

Colonial Breaks Ground in Saudi Arabia

Lube Report EMEA - February 9, 2021

A joint venture of United States-based Colonial Chemical Inc. announced on Jan. 20 that it broke ground on a specialty c ...

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Italmatch Buys Phosphorous Process

Lube Report EMEA - January 26, 2021

Italmatch Chemicals Group acquired Israel Chemicals’ RecoPhos Project Technology, boosting the group’s development o ...

2020: Year of Pandemic and Much More

2020: Year of Pandemic and Much More

Lube Report EMEA - December 29, 2020

For the lubricants industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 2020 was dominated by the impacts of the COVID-19 pan ...

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Middle East Oil Slammed by Pandemic

Lube Report EMEA - December 8, 2020

The end of the worst part of the COVID-19 pandemic may be in sight, but it could still be some time before the Middle Ea ...

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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 ...

Economic Diversification Boosts GCC Demand

Economic Diversification Boosts GCC Demand

Lube Report EMEA - October 27, 2020

Lubricant demand within the Gulf Cooperation Council is expected to grow at a moderate pace in the coming years, as memb ...

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Nigerian Blenders Struggle with Pandemic

Lube Report EMEA - October 20, 2020

Discouraging imports of low-grade blended lubricants and curtailing sales of straight mineral oils promoted as finished ...

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Adnoc Offers Base Oil Guarantee

Lube Report EMEA - October 13, 2020

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. said Monday that it will now guarantee that its base stocks meet specified parameters for vis ...

Neste Divests Stake in Nynas

Neste Divests Stake in Nynas

Lube Report EMEA - September 22, 2020

A district judge in Sodertorn, Sweden, on Thursday approved Nynas AB’s petition to extend its court-administered reorg ...

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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GP Makes Restructuring Hires

Lube Report EMEA - August 11, 2020

Financially troubled GP Global announced last week that it has hired a restructuring officer to oversee its quest for ca ...

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Siddharth Opens Plant in UAE

Lube Report EMEA - July 10, 2020

India-based Siddharth Grease & Lubes Pvt.’s subsidiary opened a lubricant and grease manufacturing plant in the Un ...

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Ajman Emirate Nabs Counterfeiters

Lube Report EMEA - June 14, 2020

Authorities in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, confiscated 100,000 packs of fake engine oil after a sweep last week on a co ...