ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates- Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. expects to complete formulation approvals for ADbase, a range of API Group II and Group III base oils, within the next year. Speaking on the sidelines of the Base Oil & Lubes Middle East 2018 conference held here, an executive said Adnoc is also expanding into new markets in Asia. According to reports, the company has also been selling base oils into India.
The Ruwais, U.A.E.-based refiner has appointed Adnoc Distribution to handle base oil sales in the U.A.E., and Gulf Cooperation Council countries after inking similar agreements in Europe with Chemlube, and with Penthol for the United States. Adnoc Distribution also markets finished lubricants under the Voyager brand in the U.A.E. and through a network of distributors internationally.