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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America serves buyers and consumers of lubricants through the generous support of: 


 Afton Chemical
Chemlube International 


CHS Inc.

Chevron Products


Eni USA R&M Co. Inc. 

Gulf Lubricants/Nu-Tier
Lubricating Specialties Company

Phillips 66

Pinnacle Oil


 Universal Lubricants

Lubricant Distributor Supporters


L.F. Powers

Ocean State Oil and Domestic Fuel and Lubes

Circle Lubricants


Keller-Heartt Oil

Dennis K. Burke

 Please contact PQIA at the link below if you too would like to support PQIA's efforts to help assure the quality of lubricants in the marketplace.


The Petroleum Quality Institute of America's Advisory Board comprises a distinguished group of professionals with prominence in a broad range of fields in the lubricants business.


The role of the Advisory Board is to provide PQIA's management with guidance, advice, recommendations and counsel in how to best pursue PQIA's purpose and mission.

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PQIA's mission is to serve the consumers of lubricants by testing and reporting on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace. 

August 21, 2014
Reliance Fluid Technologies Joins to Support PQIA's Efforts to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants in the Market
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is pleased to announce Reliance Fluid Technologies (RFT) has joined PQIA's growing list of lubricant manufacturers, marketers, additive suppliers, and other supporters working to help assure the quality and integrity of motor oils, transmission fluids, and other lubricants in the market.


Reliance Fluid Technologies, LLC headquartered in Niagara Falls, New York is a dedicated toll manufacturer that provides a full line of private label commercial and consumer automotive lubricants, industrial oils, metalworking fluids, process oils, and specialty oils and chemicals. The company supplies customers in the US and Canada, as well as other countries.


John A. Garguiolo, President/Chief Managing Officer for RFT says "We welcome the opportunity to support PQIA as the organization is having a clear and positive impact on the quality of lubricants in the market. In addition to PQIA's work testing and reporting on lubricant quality, PQIA has done a remarkable job in raising industry awareness about quality concerns, and educating both buyers and sellers about the issues."


PQIA's President Thomas F. Glenn says, "We welcome Reliance Fluid Technologies, LLC support and its commitment to quality demonstrated by its ISO 9001-2008 approval, and agreement, like all our supporters, to the PQIA Supporter Code of Conduct." Further Glenn adds, "Understanding independent blenders account for a significant percentage of lubricants sold in the US, we are encouraged to see another independent blender step up to support PQIA's efforts to help assure the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace."


About Reliance Fluid Technologies


Reliance Fluid Technologies, LLC, located at 3943 Buffalo Avenue Niagara Falls, New York, has become a leading manufacturer and supplier of lubricants and chemicals. The company provides a complete line of custom lubricants. Reliance Fluid Technologies, LLC is committed to Total Quality Control and Assurance and all of its products are manufactured in its ISO 9001-2008 certified facility. Quality is always a top priority and our employees take pride and satisfaction with our customer's success. All of our products are subjected to the most stringent quality control procedures by the company's laboratory staff who also offers technical support to our client.  Click for more.



PQIA Working with States to Help Protect Consumers from Inferior, potentially engine damaging motor oils

"PQIA has been an invaluable partner in helping us protect consumers by enhancing our

existing motor oil program's capabilities. Their thorough analysis, technical guidance,

and precise and easy to understand reports have been instrumental in removing harmful products from the marketplace."


Ronald G. Hayes, Director, Weights, Measures & Consumer Protection Division

Missouri Department of Agriculture



"The analysis of the blind sample results sent to PQIA and their detailed reports were instrumental in helping Michigan get felony convictions against the owners of City Petroleum and Star Petroleum. With the prevalence of these types of misbranded products being found throughout the U.S., we will continue to search out those being sold in Michigan and take the necessary action to protect Michigan consumers."


Craig A. VanBuren

Director, Consumer Protection

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development




Coming Next Week - PQIA Looks at High Mileage Motor Oils
Next Up - PQIA will report on a number of motor oils formulated for use in vehicles with high mileage. Although there is no official definition as to what defines "high mileage," motor oils marketed for such applications generally draw the line at 75,000+ miles.

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Help support PQIA's efforts to assure the quality and integrity of lubricants in the market.

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America's mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by testing and reporting on the quality and integrity of lubricants in the marketplace. It is expected that this improved visibility of quality will lead to wider conformance by lubricant manufacturers to specification and performance claims. 

We can't do it alone.  


To find out how you can help support PQIA's efforts, contact us at 732-910-0017

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