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Tata links with Valvoline; Aramco takes stake in Hyundai Oilbank

Tata partners with Valvoline Cummins for exclusive product range, while Saudi Aramco and Hyundai Heavy Industries subsidiaries announce a deal to give Aramco broader downstream growth.

Tags: Aramco, Asia, India, Lubes marketing, Middle East, Tata, Valvoline

30th April, 2019        

Saudi vehicle sales could rise with new women drivers

Saudi Arabia could see 60,000 new vehicle sales per year with the removal of the ban on women drivers.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubes marketing, Middle East

9th November, 2017        

Product fragmentation means more competitive global lubes market

New research from Transparency shows that products from regional lubes makers will increase pressure on an auto lubes market set to be worth $79bn by 2024.

Tags: Africa, Asia, BP, ExxonMobil, Middle East, Shell

6th March, 2017        

View From The Bridge - January 2017

2016 proved significant for geo-politics, the lubricants industry and OATS itself.

Tags: Europe, Lubricants, Middle East, N America, OATS, View from the Bridge

31st December, 2016        

MENA consumers more likely to adopt mobiles first for internet

The popularity of smartphones will drive internet usage in the region, says Global Web Index

Tags: Africa, Internet marketing, Middle East

1st May, 2016        

Daimler clashes with Chinese rivals for Iranian truck market

With sanctions lifted, German truck makers are looking to take back market share from China

Tags: China, China OEM Equipment, Daimler, Europe, Middle East, OEM Equipment

29th February, 2016        

Lubricants additives consumption increases in 2015

The global additives market grew by 1% last year, according to consultancy group Kline

Tags: additives, Africa, Asia, China, Kline, Lubes marketing, Middle East

29th February, 2016        

Afton looks to China, Middle East, with new plant

The new Sinapore facility will leave Afton in a prime position to service expanding markets

Tags: Afton Chemical, Asia, China, China Lubes Marketing, Lubes marketing, Middle East

23rd August, 2015        

Enoc expands in UAE,Africa and China

Enoc has opened a second blending plant in Dubai and will open plants in Africa and china.

Tags: Africa, China, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Middle East

13th July, 2015        

Solar stories - in the air and on the ground

The solar-powered Solar Impulse aircraft has just begun its global flight, while Nissan is using solar power for its glow-in-the-dark Leaf model.

Tags: And finally, Aviation, bio fuels, Middle East, Nissan

6th March, 2015        

Google's Desert Street View...by camel

Google has used a camel with a camera on its back to film the desert for its Desert Street View.

Tags: And finally, Google, Middle East

13th October, 2014        

Lukoil boosts rail and marine lubes presence

A new Intesmo lubes manufacturing plant has been opened in Volgograd for rail lubes, while Lukoil has launched a new lubes mixer system for shipowners.

Tags: Lubes marketing, marine, Middle East, rail, Russia

8th October, 2014        

First all-Chinese line up announced for Le Mans

TOTAL Lubricants and Michelin sponsor the OAK Racing Team Asia for the 24hr circuit

Tags: China, China Lubes Marketing, Europe, Lubes marketing, Middle East, motorsport, Total

21st May, 2014        

GTLs - is there an elephant in the room?

RPS Energy's John Unsworth, John Sargeant and Stuart Speding question the impact of of Gas-to-Liquids on the lubricants industry.

Tags: Africa, Middle East, N America, white papers

9th May, 2014        

Total signs Elf brand UAE agreements

Total Marketing Middle East (TMME) has signed three agreements with AW Rostamani Trading for its Elf brand.

Tags: Europe, Lubes marketing, Middle East, Total

27th March, 2014        

Lloyd's announces EAL service; Total enters Lebanon

Lloyd's Register has launched a new Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants service for shipping, while Total pioneers marine lubes in Lebanon.

Tags: Europe, Fuchs, Lubes tech, marine, Middle East, N America, Total

24th February, 2014        

New lubes alliances in Africa

Tata Motors has formed a partnership with Total Lubrifiants and Egypt's GB Auto has a distributorship agreement with Gazprom Neft Lubricants.

Tags: Africa, Gazprom, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Middle East, Russia

24th January, 2014        

Total opens state-of-the-art blending plant in Saudi Arabia

Total has opened its newest Middle Eastern plant in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Middle East, Total

25th November, 2013        

Oman Oil launches own-brand lubes

Omanoil has established its own local product range designed specifically for the challenging climate of the Sultanate..

Tags: automotive industry, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, marine, Middle East

11th November, 2013        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 154

The re-balance in the lubricants economy; UEIL conference contributions, refining over-capacity squeezes the oil majors and the Middle East enters the fray and how the lubes industry is helping to drive F1.

Tags: Europe, Kline, Middle East, motorsport, North America, UEIL, View from the Bridge

11th November, 2013        

Total reducing European presence

In line with reduced demand, Total is sharply reducing presence in Europe and moving into emerging markets.

Tags: Asia, Europe, Lubes marketing, Middle East, Q8, Total

14th October, 2013        

Chevron's Egypt retail network to be sold to Total

France's Total agrees to buy Chevron's Egypt retail network after Chevron acquired Shell infrastructure

Tags: Chevron, Lubes marketing, Middle East, Shell, Total

3rd September, 2013        

Ramadan revelation for marketers

Increase in advertising budgets in the UAE during Ramadan could offer wider festive clues for digital marketing.

Tags: e-commerce, Internet marketing, Middle East, Mobile technology

14th August, 2013        

Saudi Hyundai franchise strengthens Shell ties

A new contract for Saudi's Hyundai franchise increases the bond with Shell lubricants.

Tags: automotive industry, Lubricants, Middle East, OEM Equipment, Shell

7th August, 2013        

Rotary Engineering wins EPC contracts

Rotary Engineering wins S$200m worth of EPC contracts in Saudia Arabia and Singapore.

Tags: Asia, Lubes tech, Middle East, Sinopec

7th August, 2013        

Oman Oil Marketing Co and EPPCO ink new deals

OOMCO and EPPCO take on new challenges in production and distribution in UAE.

Tags: Lubes marketing, Middle East

6th August, 2013        

Lukoil and Q8 invest in Europe.

Russian lubes producer snaps up European business OMV and Q8 invests in Antwerp.

Tags: Europe, Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Middle East, Q8, Russia

6th August, 2013        

MAG Lubricants plans global expansion

MAG Lubricants is is set to more than double its international workforce in a new expansion plan.

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubricants, Middle East

3rd July, 2013        

Global lubricants demand to continue rising

Annual global lubes and Russian auto lube demand is set to rise to over the next few years according to new reports, with Asia driving manufacturing demand.

Tags: Africa, Asia, bio lubes, Europe, Lubes marketing, Middle East, Russia

26th June, 2013        

Bids for Petroplus refinery rejected by French court

Bids by companies offering to take over the bankrupt refiner's site have been rejected. .

Tags: Corporate News, Europe, fracking, Lubes marketing, Middle East

3rd May, 2013        

Oil pipeline agreement between Jordan and Iraq

Jordan and Iraq have signed an agreement to build a major oil pipeline between Basra and Aqaba

Tags: India, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East

25th April, 2013        

Syria's oil industry struggling amidst rebel advancement

Syria's oil production is suffering as rebels capture oil fields.

Tags: Environment and Regulatory watch, Middle East, white papers

24th April, 2013        

Weak crude demand causes MENA oil export economies to slow

Economic growth in Middle East and North Africa oil-exporting countries is expected to fall this year.

Tags: Lubes news, Middle East

23rd April, 2013        

New Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has opened a new agency to deal with environmental crises

Tags: Environment and Regulatory watch, Middle East

22nd April, 2013        

China willing to join Exxon at Iraqi oilfield

CNPC may form JV with Exxon to exploit Iraqi oil blocks.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Middle East

22nd March, 2013        

Iraq to spend $130bn on energy infrastructure as Libya picks up

Iraq will spend $130bn on developing the country's upstream sector, while Libya's output has also risen as a result of local and inward investment.

Tags: BP, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Middle East

21st March, 2013        

Waste fuel to reach new heights

A pilot will attempt an intercontinental world first in an aircraft powered only by household plastic waste

Tags: Australia, Aviation, Europe, Middle East, piston engine aircraft, waste

6th March, 2013        

Home or away for New Year's Day?

Many Chinese decide to celebrate New Year abroad.

Tags: And finally, Asia, China, China and finally, Middle East

22nd February, 2013        

Boost to Lukoil's 2013 Output

Lukoil expects to boost output by 1.5 percent this year from Siberian and Iraqi output.

Tags: Africa, Lubes tech, Middle East, Russia, Statoil

6th February, 2013        

Confused picture over Iranian sanctions

US Iranian sanctions are apparently having an impact on the country, but some exemptions are easing the energy situation.

Tags: China, Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Middle East, North America

5th February, 2013        

Future solar energy deals for Total and Masdar?

Total is seeking a closer relationship with Masdar on future solar energy deals as Abu Dhabi plant nears completion.

Tags: Corporate News, Middle East, Total

1st February, 2013        

Iran plans to increase crude oil production

Iran plans to increase crude oil production by 2016

Tags: IEA, Lubes news, Middle East

29th January, 2013        

Iraqi Kurdish region's oil exports continue

Despite Baghdad's opposition, Genel Energy continues Kurdish oil exports, while BP may have approval for exploration takeover.

Tags: Asia, BP, Chevron, Environment and Regulatory watch, Europe, ExxonMobil, Middle East

28th January, 2013        

Myanmar pipeline to be completed by May

Next piece of Beijing's energy plan forecast to be in place by Spring

Tags: China, CNPC, Forecasts, Lubes news, Middle East

23rd January, 2013        

US renews China-Iran exemption as imports soar

Latest regulatory decision means China continues imports from Middle East nation.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Middle East

23rd January, 2013        

Sasol to invest heavily in historic plant.

Sasol gives the green light to invest billions in a new GTL/ethelene complex in the US.

Tags: Africa, innovation, Middle East, North America, rail

8th January, 2013        

Petrofac wins Aramco contracts

UK-based construction specialists win two project contracts worth more than $1bn

Tags: Corporate News, Europe, Middle East

4th January, 2013        

OPEC predicts strong 2013 output

Record 2012 may be followed by strong 2013 for the oil producing nations' conglomerate as US fuel prices escalate.

Tags: Lubes marketing, Lubes news, Middle East, North America, OPEC

4th January, 2013        

Lukoil out of Iraq as Israeli drilling gets go-ahead

Lukoil has pulled out of plans to develop Quarna-1, while Israeli court says 'yes' to Meged drilling and Egyptian blocs put up for auction.

Tags: Environment and Regulatory watch, Middle East, Russia

4th January, 2013        

Chinese company to maintain Iran imports

Major Chinese supplier to maintain links with Iran despite sanctions

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, North America, Sinopec

28th December, 2012        

CNPC frontrunner to buy Exxon’s Iraqi oil stake

China oil giant may clinch Middle East oil deal, but it's not over yet.

Tags: China lubes news, CNPC, ExxonMobil, ILMA, Middle East, PetroChina

24th December, 2012        

Taqa will buy BP package

BP to sell package to Taqa

Tags: BP, Corporate News, Europe, Middle East

8th December, 2012        

Jordan to get oil from Iraq

Iraq offers 100,000 barrels of crude to Jordan

Tags: base oil, Lubes news, Middle East

5th December, 2012        

Total and OiLibya plant comes onstream

New world-class lubricant plant and oil product depot in Egypt in operation.

Tags: Africa, Lubes news, Middle East, Total

5th December, 2012        

China to become main buyer of Iraqi oil by 2030

China looks to Middle East nation to boost energy imports

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, Middle East, Russia

21st November, 2012        

Afghanistan shortlist

Middle East bidders on shortlist for new Afghanistan exploration project

Tags: Asia, China, CNPC, ExxonMobil, Lubes news, Middle East

15th November, 2012        

Gulf takes Houghton as Samsung wins Yanbu

Gulf OIl has won the race to buy Houghton International, while Samsung Engineering takes the the Saudi development contract to expand the Yanbu refinery.

Tags: Asia, India, Lubes news, Middle East, North America

12th November, 2012        

Sino-Israeli start-up aims at China market

New car brand looks aims at already crowded auto market.

Tags: automotive industry, China, Middle East, OEM and automotive

25th October, 2012        

China delivers first supertanker to Iran

First of twelve VLCCs arrives in Middle East.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East

19th October, 2012        

Delfin can trade abroad

Troubled Delfin Group has been given clearance to begin trading abroad after a Federal US ban.

Tags: Environment and Regulatory watch, Middle East, North America

9th October, 2012        

Sinochem wins government approval for $4.6bn refinery

Authorities give go-ahead for large refinery in Quanzhou

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, OPEC

24th September, 2012        

Europe and Asia bids for refinery expansion

Saudi Aramco has received bids from Europe and Asia for expansion of its Yanbu refinery.

Tags: Asia, Corporate News, Europe, Middle East

12th September, 2012        

Singapore and China exempt from Iran sanctions

US sanctions do not apply after significant reduction in oil purchases

Tags: Asia, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Middle East

24th July, 2012        

CNPC oil equity output booms in H1

PetroChina's parent company reports healthy growth in overseas output.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Corporate News, Middle East, PetroChina

21st July, 2012        

China invests $20bn in Iraqi oilfields

China's oil majors have committed to a significant drilling programme in two northern Iraqi oilfields.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Lubes news, Middle East, Sinopec

21st July, 2012        

View from the bridge - Bulletin 138 (July 2012)

US recovery may not be good news for OPEC along with oil sands and volatile oil prices; UEIL clamps down on rule breakers and tablets drive digital development.

Tags: Middle East, North America, View from the Bridge

5th July, 2012        

China loans for Kazakh refinery as CNPC starts plant in Iraq

Kazakh government and oil industry is set to benefit from new deal with China, while CNPC begins operations in Iraq.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNPC, Middle East, Russia

25th June, 2012        

Saudis look to sell Fuchs JV stake as Germans invest in Australia

A Saudi group is looking to offload its stake in a JV with Fuchs Petrolub as the German company eyes investment in Australia

Tags: Corporate News, Europe, Fuchs, Middle East

11th June, 2012        

Law gets heavy with Jiffy Lube and Delfin

A class action lawsuit and criminal charges have been brought against Jiffy Lube and Delfin's President respectively.

Tags: Environment and Regulatory watch, Middle East, N America

9th June, 2012        

Supertankers face delays as China fills oil reserves

A shipping jam is underway Chinese ports as imports arrive to replace the Iranian oil gap.

Tags: China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards, Middle East

29th May, 2012        

ADNOC to build new terminal

ADNOC is to build a new import terminal to help meet UAE fuel demands.

Tags: Lubes news, Middle East

1st May, 2012        

Saudi firm expands presence in China

Petrochemicals giant to build multi-million dollar technology centre.

Tags: China, Corporate News, Middle East, OEM and automotive

20th April, 2012        

Iranian exports to China squeezed

Iranian oil exports squeezed by lack of Chinese processing and shipping insurance.

Tags: China, China lubes news, marine, Middle East, Sinopec

19th April, 2012        

Libya increases exports to China

Sinopec and PetroChina to buy increased Libyan crude output

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, PetroChina, Sinopec

26th March, 2012        

ENOC opens new lubes plant

Massive new blending and grease production plant in UAE uses the latest technology.

Tags: grease, Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East

15th March, 2012        

Kuwait and Total reach deal for China refinery

Multi-billion-dollar deal paves the way for new Guangdong province refinery

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, Q8, Total

27th February, 2012        

Korea builds new refinery as India negotiates with Iran

Korea is joining with Shell to build a new base oil plant as India sends a delegation to Iran to negotiate oil payments.

Tags: Asia, India, Lubes news, Middle East, Shell

9th February, 2012        

Honeywell tech to help boost Pakistan output

Honeywell UOP technology will be used in a new refining plant in Karangi

Tags: Asia, India, innovation, Middle East

9th February, 2012        

Iran sanctions may not affect China oil demand

Tough EU oil sanctions on Iran may cause price squeeze and complications with China

Tags: China, Forecasts, Middle East

25th January, 2012        

CNPC aims at further records after declaring overseas milestone

China's largest energy firm announces record output levels, with more to come over the next four years.

Tags: Africa, China, CNPC, Forecasts, Lubes news, Middle East

20th January, 2012        

Sinopec delivers first Middle-Eastern fuel cargo

BP joint venture gives China supplier its first bunker fuel sale.

Tags: BP, China, China lubes news, marine, Middle East, Sinopec

19th January, 2012        

Training is order of the day in Nigeria and Abu Dhabi

Airline maintenance staff and auto technicians are the latest beneficiaries of training programmes by lubes producers.

Tags: Africa, automotive industry, Aviation, BP, Lubrizol, Middle East

9th January, 2012        

Nissan gamers race for real

It started as a game, but now Grand Tourismo players will take part in a real race.

Tags: And finally, Middle East, motorsport, Nissan

6th January, 2012        

World's second tallest building underway in Shanghai

China is building another massive landmark to rival Dubai's tallest.

Tags: And finally, China, China and finally, Middle East

3rd January, 2012        

Terminal boosts in Oman and Asia

Two new agreements are set to boost lube storage operations in Oman and China

Tags: Asia, China, Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East

23rd December, 2011        

Saudi struggles with oil sales to Asia

Asian refiners are reluctant to use recent additional Saudi output

Tags: Asia, base oil, Lubes news, Middle East

23rd December, 2011        

Congress calls on oil industry to encourage careers

The World Petroleum Congress believes the oil sector needs to work harder to bring young people into the industry

Tags: innovation, Middle East

23rd December, 2011        

Chinese deepen oil ties with Kuwait

New plant and increased exports in Kuwait but Libyan investments may stall.

Tags: China, China lubes news, Lubes news, Middle East, Sinopec

19th December, 2011        

First GTL shipment from Pearl to US

Arrival of first shipment of Gas-To-Liquid from new Shell plant to Houston.

Tags: innovation, Middle East, N America, Shell

2nd December, 2011        

Jordan forges ahead with massive shale power plants

Jordan deals with China and Estonia to develop world's largest shale oil power plants.

Tags: China, Eurasia, Middle East

2nd December, 2011        

ENOC produces high-performance lube

ENOC has produced a 'first in kind' synthetic engine oil for the Middle East and African region

Tags: Africa, innovation, Lubricants, Middle East

2nd December, 2011        

World Bank predicts severe oil crunch by 2015

World Bank consultant claims oil could exceed $150 within five years.

Tags: China, Forecasts, Lubes news, Middle East

21st November, 2011        

Iran moots avgas exports as Bahrain plant opens

Iran may begin exporting aviation fuel, while a new Group III plant starts up in Bahrain.

Tags: Aviation, base oil, Lubes news, Middle East

20th October, 2011        

OPEC cuts global oil demand forecasts

OPEC has reduced its demand forecasts for the rest of 2011 and 2012 as global economy weakens.

Tags: Africa, Brazil, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Middle East, N America, OPEC, S America

19th October, 2011        

ExxonMobil backs phone study

ExxonMobil is backing research into mobile technology for developing countries' female entrepreneurs

Tags: Africa, And finally, Asia, ExxonMobil, Middle East

6th October, 2011        

BP stands firm on Iraq but coy on Macondo

BP says it won't negotiate on Rumaila Field contracts and is shy on Macondo legal deal.

Tags: BP, Corporate News, Middle East, North America

6th October, 2011        

A lubricant a day keeps the doctor away

A cocktail of lubricants and engine additives provides a healthy diet for a Middle Eastern car mechanic.

Tags: And finally, Lubricants, Middle East

3rd October, 2011        

China and Kuwait Plan a $9bn Collaboration

A new multi-billion dollar refining operation has received Chinese government go-ahead

Tags: China, China lubes news, Middle East, Sinopec

28th September, 2011        

Libyan change could isolate Russia and China

The fall of the Gaddafi regime has started a new oil race in the Libya

Tags: Europe, Lubes news, Middle East

8th September, 2011        

Debt repayment is order of the day

Indian buyers freed up to repay Iran debts as Ghana looks to payment in kind to offset China loan.

Tags: Africa, China, Corporate News, India, Middle East

1st September, 2011        

New drilling in Syria

Exploration begins in Itheria four years after licence is awarded

Tags: Lubes news, Middle East

25th July, 2011        

China steps up global oil investment

China is increasing its global oil presence with new investments in the Middle East, Africa and South America

Tags: Africa, China, CNPC, Forecasts, Middle East, PetroChina, S America

15th July, 2011        

Iraq pushes oil output

Iraq is set to overcome oil infrastructure problems to increase output.

Tags: Lubes news, Middle East

8th June, 2011        

CNOOC goes deep and shares exploration

China Offshore builds the country's largest deep rig and sells shares in China Sea and Middle East blocks.

Tags: China, China lubes news, CNOOC, Middle East, Total

2nd June, 2011        

Lube recycling plant saves waste damage in Bahrain

A new recycling plant is already prevent significant damage from dumped waste oil in the Kingdom.

Tags: Bahrain, Environment and Regulatory watch, Lubricants, Middle East

13th May, 2011        

Closest ever World Rally result

Citroen were involved in the closest World Rally event ever recorded.

Tags: automotive industry, China, China and finally, Middle East, motorsport

29th April, 2011        

Shell Pearl plant underway

One of Shell's largest ever infrastructure projects, the Pearl GTL Plant, is on the road to production

Tags: Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East, Shell

31st March, 2011        

Middle East unrest - Potential Impact on Energy Markets

RPS Energy's Simon Telling surveys the current political climate in the Middle East and its potential impact on oil supplies.

Tags: Africa, Middle East, white papers

16th March, 2011        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 122 (March 11)

Political instability in North Africa and the Middle East puts oil dependency into sharp relief, while the ICIS Conference offers plenty of thoughts on other oil-related issues.

Tags: Africa, Middle East, oil prices, View from the Bridge

7th March, 2011        

Abu Dhabi purchases Cepsa

Abu Dhabi's IPIC has bought Total's share of Cepsa to take 100% stake.

Tags: Corporate News, Middle East, Total

25th February, 2011        

Takreer to expand production by 2013

Saudi-owned Takreer is set to expand is refining operations and open a diesel plant.

Tags: Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East

31st January, 2011        

Saudi ambitions to maximise reserves

Saudi Arabia is rapidly expanding oil products and services to maximise returns on hydrocarbon reserves.

Tags: Aramco, Lubes news, Middle East

24th January, 2011        

Engen moves into Africa as Kline report shows demand increase

Engen has concluded its purchase of Chevron assets in Africa as Kline projects base oil growth in Africa and Middle East to 2019.

Tags: Africa, Lubes news, Middle East

22nd December, 2010        

Shell plans marine business in Dubai

Shell is set to launch a large-scale marine lubricants operation in Jebel Ali Port

Tags: Lubes news, marine, Middle East, Shell

17th November, 2010        

Valvoline goes for new look

Valvoline has repackaged its EMEA motor oil products.

Tags: Africa, Europe, Lubes news, Middle East, Valvoline

27th September, 2010        

New auto lube factory planned for Jordan

An Iraqi investment consortium is set to build a $50m car lube plant in Jordan

Tags: automotive industry, Lubes news, Middle East

17th July, 2010        

Galana seals Madagascar deal

Galana has sealed a distribution deal with Engen for Madagascar - one of a number for the Galana group.

Tags: Africa, Aviation, Corporate News, Middle East

17th July, 2010        

Kuwait boosts European market presence

Kuwait Petroleum International is expanding its European market presence, starting with expansion of its storage facilities.

Tags: Corporate News, Europe, Middle East, Q8

1st July, 2010        

Shell completes Greek sale as Total seals Saudi finance

Shell completed the sale of its Greek downstream businesses, while Saudi Aramco has clinched $8.5bn funding for a new refinery.

Tags: Europe, Middle East, Shell, Total

1st July, 2010        

Hinduja to float Petromin shares

Hinduja Group is planning a public sale of 30% of Saudi-based Petromin.

Tags: Corporate News, India, Lubricants, Middle East

7th June, 2010        

Total plan first Saudi lubes plant

Total is planning a 25,000 metric tonne lubes production plant in Saudi Arabia due to be commissioned in 2012

Tags: Lubes news, Lubricants, Middle East, Total

7th June, 2010        

Emirates subsidiary signs major fleet deal

EPPCO has signed an exclusive lubes supply deal with the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group.

Tags: automotive industry, Corporate News, Lubricants, Middle East

21st May, 2010        

Lubes News - Bulletin 107 (Nov 09)

Labelling and chemicals lead the news this month, ups and downs for BASF, China's Sinopec revealed its global ambitions for the lubricants market and why grease is good for the bottom line.

Tags: BASF, China, ILMA, Japan, Middle East, Nippon Oil, Sinopec

1st November, 2009        


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