Interested in the lubricant industry in Europe?

Subscribe to Lube Report EMEA - a new e-newletter for the lubricants industry focused on Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

November 20, 2018

Volume 1 Issue 47

Group I Growth Forecast for Africa

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

Belarus’ Motor Oil Demand Stagnates

Story Image

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

African Blenders Debate Quality Control

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

Briefly Noted

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.