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Israel Extends Excise Tax to Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - November 2, 2021

In an effort to discourage tax-dodging mixing with diesel, Israeli officials signed an order last week to impose an exci ...

Vanol Opens Plant in Dubai

Vanol Opens Plant in Dubai

Lube Report EMEA - October 19, 2021

Vanol FZE is preparing to unveil a lubricant blending plant in Dubai with capacity of 75,000 metric tons per year, a lau ...

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Dorf Ketal, TriBonds Form Saudi JV

Lube Report EMEA - September 21, 2021

Dorf Ketal Chemicals and TriBonds Chemical Co. announced today the formation of a joint venture that will manufacture lu ...

Engine Oil Price Hikes Authorized in Iran

Engine Oil Price Hikes Authorized in Iran

Lube Report EMEA - July 27, 2021

Iranian regulators recently authorized a 41% hike in prices for gasoline and diesel automotive engine oils. The countryâ ...

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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 ...

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Saudis Form Lubes Business Group

Lube Report EMEA - June 29, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s main business association formed a committee this month to promote reforms for the nation’s finished ...

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 ...

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 ...