Middle East

Political Tensions Threaten Middle East Growth

Political Tensions Threaten Middle East Growth

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - June 19, 2018

As the Middle Easts largest lubricants market, Iran is a major buyer and supplier of oil products. But what effects will ...

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Base Oil Report

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 17, 2018

Ray Masson walks us through a new blending plant business model in the Middle East.

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Last Word

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - May 17, 2018

Mark Townsend sounds a warning for the future of Irans base oil trade.

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U.S. Pull-out Clouds Outlook for Iranian Oils

Lube Report EMEA - May 15, 2018

Shipments of API Group I base oils from Iran face disruption following United States President Donald Trumps decision to ...

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Adnoc Seeks Approvals for Base Oils

Lube Report EMEA - May 8, 2018

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. expects to complete formulation approvals for ADbase, a range of API Group II and Group III b ...

Modest Growth Projected in Middle East Base Oils and  Lubricants Markets

Modest Growth Projected in Middle East Base Oils and Lubricants Markets

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 16, 2018

While global lubricants and base oil demand is static, consumption in the Middle East is rising - albeit not as rapidly ...

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Last Word

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 16, 2018

Mark Townsend looks at harmonizing Middle East standards.

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Chemlube to Distribute for Adnoc

Lube Report EMEA - February 27, 2018

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. signed an exclusive agreement last week for Chemlube S.A. to distribute its API Group III bas ...

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Last Word

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - January 18, 2018

Mark Townsend and Simon look at Irans Group I fortunes.

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UAE Blender Changes Hands

Lube Report EMEA - January 2, 2018

Indias Maximus International Ltd. said its United Arab Emirates-based unit plans to acquire a controlling stake in Pacif ...

Adnoc Distribution IPO to Support Lubes Brand

Adnoc Distribution IPO to Support Lubes Brand

Lube Report - December 13, 2017

Adnoc Distribution raised 3.1 billion dirham (U.S. $851 million) from an initial public offering that closed last week. ...

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European Oil Specs in the Middle East

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - December 11, 2017

Europe has a dizzying array of automaker-recommended engine oil specifications, thanks largely to some of the worlds mos ...

Middle East Group I Prices Hang Tough

Middle East Group I Prices Hang Tough

Lube Report - November 29, 2017

Prices for API Group I base oils from the Middle East have proved surprisingly resilient despite U.S. President Donald T ...

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Outlook for Wax in Africa and Middle East

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - November 17, 2017

Dwindling API Group I base oil production is tightening the supply of mineral wax at a time of demand growth. The opport ...

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New Diesel Technologies Will Impact Middle East Lube Market

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - November 17, 2017

Emission regulations are changing, and the emphasis is on controlling greenhouse gases. The emphasis on reducing emissio ...

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Last Word

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - November 17, 2017

Mark Townsend indicates the direction Saudi Arabia will be heading after it lifted the ban on women drivers.

Bapco to Market Under New Neste Pact

Bapco to Market Under New Neste Pact

Lube Report - November 15, 2017

Neste and Bapco have entered a new commercial agreement enabling the Bahraini refiner to begin marketing base oils while ...

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Singaporean Oil Broker to Blend in Oman

Lube Report - October 11, 2017

Trescorp Alliance Pte., a Singaporean trader of oil and petroleum products, plans to establish a lubricant park in Sohar ...