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October 30, 2018

Volume 1 Issue 44

Middle East Falls in with Global Trends

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A recent analysis of the Middle East base stocks scene found the region increasingly mirrors trends in developed economies, though its evolution is often uneven and depends on local market conditions. read more

UEIL Forms Sustainability Task Force

The Union of the European Lubricants Industry announced last week the formation of a sustainability task force charged with developing a framework to measure the sustainability of lubricant companies. read more

Blending Plant Operates on Solar Power

Emirates National Oil Co. announced the conversion of its blending plant in the United Arab Emirates to operate solely on solar energy, making it the first lubricant manufacturing plant in the country to do so. read more

Briefly Noted

Friedrichshafen, Germany-based ZF Wind Power Antwerpen selected Amsoil for gearbox lubrication testing at all of its manufacturing locations.  Salim Al Huthaili, CEO of Oxea, was elected as a new board member of the European Chemical Industry Council last week. Oxea manufactures oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters and amines.