South 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 ...

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Fuchs Buys Shares in African Distributors

Lube Report EMEA - December 10, 2019

The Fuchs Group acquired half the shares of three separate African lubricant distributors to strengthen its presence in ...

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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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 ...

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Group I Resurgence in South Africa

Lube Report EMEA - November 6, 2018

Not long ago, lubricant blenders in South Africa had begun shifting from API Group I to Group II base stocks. Now a numb ...

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New Name, CEO for Acquired Chevron Assets

Lube Report EMEA - October 2, 2018

A Glencore-backed consortiums acquisition of Chevrons downstream operations in South Africa and Botswana is complete, an ...

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Engen Selling Service Stations to Vivo

Lube Report EMEA - September 25, 2018

Vivo Energy plc has a revised agreement to acquire Engen Petroleums operations in eight African countries. The deal has ...

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Local Firm Gets Nod for Chevron Sale

Lube Report EMEA - September 18, 2018

The South African Competition Tribunal last Thursday conditionally approved a Glencore-backed consortiums proposed acqui ...

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Glencore, Sinopec Vie for Chevron Assets

Lube Report EMEA - August 28, 2018

The South African Competition Commission last week qualified a bid by a group backed by Swiss mining company Glencore to ...

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Total Invests in South Africa Plant

Lube Report EMEA - June 12, 2018

Total recently completed an upgrade of its lubricant blending plant in Durban, South Africa, including construction of l ...

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EU Decision on Lead in Alloys Brings Relief

Lube Report EMEA - June 5, 2018

On both sides of the Atlantic, metal removal fluid suppliers and their customers are relieved by the European Unions ext ...