Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (“Emarat”) is a Federal Government entity started in 1981. Emarat operates a chain of Gasoline Service Stations, in Dubai and Northern Emirates. Other businesses of Emarat include Commercial Sales of Fuels, Trading in Petroleum Products, Tank Leasing, LPG bottling and distribution, Lubricants manufacturing and sales, Aviation Fuel Sales, and Natural Gas Distribution. Emarat is also a either a majority or a main partner is several JVs including an Egypt-based retail operations under the EmaratMisr brand with a network of 7 Service Stations. Other JVs include EMOIL (gasoline storage and blending), EMDAD (aviation fuel storage in Jebel Ali), MELUBCO (Lube blending plant in also in Jebel Ali) and others.