Middle East

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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 ...

Iran Base Oil Exports Bypass U.A.E.

Iran Base Oil Exports Bypass U.A.E.

Lube Report EMEA - February 5, 2019

Iranian companies are shipping API Group I base oils direct to customers, sidestepping ports in the United Arab Emirates ...

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Eni, OMV Buy Stakes in Adnoc

Lube Report EMEA - January 29, 2019

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. signed agreements Sunday selling a combined 35 percent stake in itself to Eni and OMV for a t ...

Waivers Throw a Lifeline to Irans Base Oil Exports

Waivers Throw a Lifeline to Irans Base Oil Exports

LNG Magazine EMEA - January 18, 2019

The Islamic Republic is a key supplier to its regions Group I and crude markets. Will fresh sanctions undermine that pos ...

Waivers Give Reprieve to Iranian Base Oils

Waivers Give Reprieve to Iranian Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - December 18, 2018

Irans place in global API Group I base oil markets is proving surprisingly resilient despite last months snap-back of Un ...

Finding the Trend in Middle East Engine Oil Markets

Finding the Trend in Middle East Engine Oil Markets

LNG Magazine EMEA - December 11, 2018

Unearthing data on oil markets is challenging, and gathering facts and figures about the Middle Easts shift to higher-gr ...

Middle East Base Oil Exports on Upswing

Middle East Base Oil Exports on Upswing

Lube Report EMEA - November 27, 2018

The Middle East has become a prominent producer and net exporter of API Group II and Group III base oil, using its glut ...