East Africa

Africa Lags in Rerefining

Africa Lags in Rerefining

Lube Report EMEA - December 24, 2019

Africa recycles less of its used lubricants into base oils than other regions, and several obstacles stand in the way of ...

Regs Modernize African Car Parcs

Regs Modernize African Car Parcs

Lube Report EMEA - November 26, 2019

Half of Africas 54 countries have passed legislation regulating imports of used vehicles - either banning them completel ...

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Free Trade Agreement Benefits African Blenders

Lube Report EMEA - November 12, 2019

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement that went into force in May benefits Africas lubricants blenders by reducin ...

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Kenya Urged to Cut Import Duties

Lube Report EMEA - October 8, 2019

Ola Energy urged the Kenyan government last week to lower its import duties on base oils and lubricant additives to allo ...

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French Firm to Acquire Kenyan Lube Marketer

Lube Report EMEA - January 15, 2019

Authorities have approved Rubis' proposed acquisition of KenolKobil, one of East Africas leading lubricant suppliers. Ru ...

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Tanzania Removes Duty on Kenyan Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - December 4, 2018

Tanzania waived its 25 percent duty last month on imported Kenyan lubricants. Some players in the Tanzanian and Kenyan l ...

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New Market Leaders for Kenyan Lubricant Market

Lube Report EMEA - November 27, 2018

When most multinationals began moving out of Kenya, it opened the door to an influx of new lubricant market players, a K ...

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Group I Growth Forecast for Africa

Lube Report EMEA - November 20, 2018

Contrary to global trends, African demand for API Group I base oils will continue rising in coming years and the grade r ...

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African Blenders Debate Quality Control

Lube Report EMEA - November 20, 2018

The African lubricant markets lack of an adequate quality control mechanism - particularly for its engine oil segment - ...

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African Rerefiners Debate Rerefined Oil Growth

Lube Report EMEA - November 13, 2018

African rerefiners agree that overcoming skeptical public perception of their rerefined base oils is a significant hurdl ...

Automakers May Impact East African Market

Automakers May Impact East African Market

Lube Report EMEA - March 20, 2018

Automobile factories are sprouting across East Africa - developing a new industry for the region. Lubricant industry ins ...