Fuel after the Arab Spring: Libya's Tamoil versus Kuwait's Q8
Article from: OGEL 5 (2013), in Roundup of Articles
Under the Q8 brand, Kuwait has steadily penetrated key markets of Europe's downstream sector, strengthening its reputation through its access to the energy port of Rotterdam and conforming to stringent regulation of European business practices. In addition to the potential for direct competition with Tamoil, Q8 has used its European networks and credibility for limited expansion into Africa and has also begun interacting with the downstream sectors of more proximate Asia, including in China, Vietnam and Indonesia. With the unrest of the Arab Spring and a greater demand for Kuwait's sour ...