Contrary to global trends, African demand for API Group I base oils will continue rising in coming years and the grade remain the dominant choice of the region’s lubricant market, an industry insider said at the ICIS African Base Oils and Lubricants Conference last month. read more
November 20, 2018
Volume 1 Issue 47
Motor oil demand in Belarus reached 32,000 metric tons in 2017, showing signs of stagnation after a peak in demand caused by the influx of imported cars in 2014 and 2015, a market study found. Development of Belarus’ vehicle fleet depends on its political relations with Russia, the report noted. read more
The African lubricant market’s lack of an adequate quality control mechanism – particularly for its engine oil segment – has led to ongoing challenges for industry players, speakers said during a panel at an industry conference last month in Cape Town, South Africa. read more
Hammonia Oleochemicals GmbH announced Andreas Martin took over as business director of lubricants. Lukoil Lubricants partnered with Fair Deal Energy to enter the Kenyan market, and will base its marketing efforts out of Nairobi.