Middle East

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Adnoc Distribution Considers Listing

Lube Report - September 27, 2017

Abu Dhabis Adnoc Distribution, which markets finished lubricants under the Voyager brand, could offer stock worth more t ...

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Middle East Bucks Global Downturn

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - September 21, 2017

Volatile crude oil prices continue to undermine the outlook for base oils and finished lubricants, but local markets in ...

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Lukoil Focuses on the Middle East

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - August 16, 2017

Lukoil Lubricants has its eye on the Middle East to expand its business. Shifts in the geopolitical landscape and the re ...

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Adnoc Rolls Dice to Attract Downstream Investors

Lube Report - July 19, 2017

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. unveiled a far-reaching plan to open up its downstream business to international investors, a ...

Qatar Blockade Stokes Base Oil Worries

Qatar Blockade Stokes Base Oil Worries

Lube Report - June 21, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The crisis that arose this month between Qatar and several of its neighbors is fueli ...

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Last Word

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - June 15, 2017

Mark Townsend reports on the effects of the sanctions being placed on Qatar.

Bapco, Neste Marketing Pact to Dissolve

Bapco, Neste Marketing Pact to Dissolve

Lube Report - May 10, 2017

Bahrain Petroleum Co. and Neste Oil will dissolve, by October 7, 2017, their marketing agreement for base oils produced ...

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Petronas, Iranol Ally to Make Lubes

Lube Report - May 10, 2017

Iranol Co. and Malaysias Petronas signed an agreement to cooperate on production of engine oils and industrial lubricant ...

Production Resuming at Pearl

Production Resuming at Pearl

Lube Report - April 19, 2017

Repairs have begun at the Pearl gas-to-liquids refinery in Ras Laffan, Qatar, and operators have started to resume produ ...

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Irans Potential Fascinates Lube Industry

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 16, 2017

Ever since the easing of international sanctions on Iran, experts have speculated about the role the country will play i ...

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Dubai to Curb Illegal Trading

Lube Report - March 22, 2017

Five government agencies recently joined hands in an effort to curb illegal lubricant trading in Dubai, United Arab Emir ...

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Middle East Readies for API CH-4

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 14, 2017

The mandated upgrade from API CF to CH-4 in the Middle East will be a major quality improvement for the region. Accordin ...

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Iran Still Holds Potential for Early Investors

Lube Report - March 1, 2017

LONDON – Despite Irans disappointing economic performance since international economic sanctions were lifted last ...

Saudi Aramco to Market Group I, II and III

Saudi Aramco to Market Group I, II and III

Lube Report - February 22, 2017

Saudi Aramco announced Thursday the launch of a base oil marketing business, marking its shift to an active supplier rat ...

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Middle East Becoming a Gateway to Africa

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - January 20, 2017

Trade flows between the Middle East and Africa are soaring. Better connectivity and the emergence of countries like the ...

Pearl GTL Plant Hobbled

Pearl GTL Plant Hobbled

Lube Report - December 28, 2016

Shell announced last week that its joint venture Pearl gas-to-liquids plant in Qatar is operating at a reduced rate of p ...

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Global Trends Drive Middle East Lube Advances

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - December 14, 2016

Discussions about moving major markets in the Middle East to higher value lubricants have seemingly gone on forever. Tod ...

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CEP, Saudi Venture to Build Rerefinery

Lube Report - December 7, 2016

Gulf Solvents of Saudi Arabia contracted Chemical Engineering Partners to build a 155,000 metric tons per year rerefiner ...