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February 16, 2010

  • Breaking News - The Petroleum Quality Institute of America - Now There is a Difference!
  • The Data is in and The Majors Look Good
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  • Breaking News - The Petroleum Quality Institute of America - Now There is a Difference!

    Get the Facts - The Facts Speak for Themselves!

    With few exceptions, the lubricants business is fundamentally self-monitored. In other words, the quality of engine oils, transmission fluids, gear oils, and most other lubricants is not regulated by government standards and authorities. Instead, it is established and monitored by lubricant manufacturers, marketers, and trade associations.

    The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) changes this...

    The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality and performance of lubricants in the marketplace. The company's stated mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by reporting on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace. It does so by random sampling and independent, third-party testing of lubricants taken from the field. Test results are posted along with the brand names on the PQIA website. See link below.

    In addition, the Petroleum Quality Institute of America offers a Lubricant Certification Program to safeguard the public's confidence and trust in the lubricants they purchase.

    What makes PQIA different?

    According to PQIA, it serves the lubricant consumer rather than oil company members or sponsors, in addition PQIA...

    • Conducts random lubricant sampling
    • Has all samples analyzed by an independent laboratory
    • All data from testing of branded lubricants is made public

    PQIA's guiding principle is honesty, integrity, and transparency.

    So what's Next?

    Private Label. PQIA purchases random samples of private label passenger car engine oils (PCEO) in the North East market. The samples will be tested, and the test results reported (including brand names) on PQIA's website in March 2010.

    Testing of engine oils and other lubricants from other regions of the United States will follow.


    The Data is in and The Majors Look Good

    In an effort to assess where the bar is set for passenger car engine oil (PCEO), the Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) tested 10 brands of PCEO produced by major oil companies. The results are in and the major brands tested look good.

    Ten brands of PCEO in quart bottles were purchased by PQIA at retail outlets in New Jersey. Blind samples were prepared by PQIA and sent to Intertek Automotive Research in San Antonio, Texas for chemical and physical analysis.

    To see the full results of the PQIA testing, click link at right>>>>>


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