Middle East

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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 ...

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Middle East Airlines Mothball Planes

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2020

Fears that the market for aviation lubricants and greases in the Middle East is unravelling as a result of the Covid-19 ...

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Iran Gets Creative with Base Oil Exports

Lube Report EMEA - February 11, 2020

United States sanctions have forced Iranian refiners to find alternative export channels for their API Group I base oil ...

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Middle East Trade Goes on Amid Tensions

Lube Report EMEA - January 14, 2020

Renewed fears arose of disruption to base oil supplies from the Middle East, following the United States killing on Jan. ...

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Synthetics Could Combat Improper Oil Disposal

Lube Report EMEA - December 3, 2019

Wider use of synthetic engine oils and a shift to electric vehicles could reduce the threat of environmental contaminati ...

Iranian Exports Redirect to Iraq

Iranian Exports Redirect to Iraq

Lube Report EMEA - November 12, 2019

Iraq has emerged as Irans main export market for base oils as the weight of United States sanctions shut down the Islami ...

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Everyone’s Business

LNG Magazine EMEA - September 17, 2019

Mark Townsend files another dispatch from the turbulent Gulf.

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Quicker Rollout Possible for GF-6 in AMEA

Lube Report EMEA - August 27, 2019

Compared to previous engine oil standards, Asia, Middle East and Africa regions may see a quicker rollout of ILSAC GF-6 ...

Tensions Rattle Middle East Base Oils

Tensions Rattle Middle East Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - May 21, 2019

Higher insurance premiums could put upward pressure on prices for API Group II and III base stocks from the Middle East ...

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Middle East Refiners Face Base Oil Oversupply

LNG Magazine EMEA - March 18, 2019

The Middle East is a major base oil producer and consumer, and its market is fast moving. How will this dynamism affect ...