West Africa

Nigerian Proposal Targets Substandard Lubes

Nigerian Proposal Targets Substandard Lubes

Lube Report EMEA - March 29, 2020

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council is considering adopting a policy that would crack down on sales of substandard lub ...

Nynas Reorganization Extension Approved

Nynas Reorganization Extension Approved

Lube Report EMEA - March 23, 2020

A Swedish court approved an extension to Nynas AB’s reorganization last week, giving the company additional time to st ...

NNPC Launches Lubes in Nigeria

NNPC Launches Lubes in Nigeria

Lube Report EMEA - March 13, 2020

Industry insiders said they expect state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. to make waves with its entry into the c ...

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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Chevron and Akwa Form Morocco Hub

Lube Report EMEA - December 24, 2019

Chevron and Casablanca, Morocco-based energy company Akwa Group reached an agreement to create an African lubes hub in M ...

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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Nigerias State Oil Company to Enter Lubes Market

Lube Report EMEA - January 22, 2019

State-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. is entering the finished lubricant business, stating that it will commence ...

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Tema to Expand Blending Plant

Lube Report EMEA - December 18, 2018

Ghanas Tema Lube Oil Co. is progressing on a three-phase blending plant expansion project to double its lubricant produc ...

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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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11 PLC Expands in Lagos

Lube Report EMEA - October 16, 2018

11 PLC, formerly known as Mobil Oil Nigeria, says it is expanding and modernizing its lubricant blending plant in Lagos ...

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Falling Nigerian Base Oil Prices Buck Trend

Lube Report EMEA - August 14, 2018

In most markets, base oil prices have risen significantly in the past two years, but in Nigeria, they have headed in the ...

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Nigerian Blenders Protest Import Fees

Lube Report EMEA - March 27, 2018

The Lubricant Producers Association of Nigeria has asked the national government to prevent one of its agencies from imp ...