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The European Union imposed sanctions Oct. 21 on UAE-based Pangates International for acting as an intermediary in the supply of oil to the Syrian regime, according to the EUs Official Journal. The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Pangates in July for providing material support – including lubes, additives and base oil – to Syrias government. Houghton International appointed Keller Arnold as chief financial officer. U.K.-based Synovelle will distribute Lockhart Chemical subsidiary Additives Internationals oxidates, sulfonates and rust prevention packages in Europe, the former Soviet Union states and the Middle East.

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