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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.  
Royal Purple Joins to Support PQIA's effort to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Motor Oils in the US Market

September 15, 2014



The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is pleased to announce that Royal Purple, a Calumet company, has joined the growing list of companies supporting PQIA's efforts to help assure the quality and integrity of lubricants sold in the US market.


Royal Purple, headquartered in Porter, Texas, produces a wide range of high performance lubricants for nearly every consumer and industrial applications. The company has been in operation for close to 28 years and is considered a leader in manufacturing and sales of synthetic motor oils for consumer and commercial automotive applications, as well as lubricants and greases used in a wide range of industrial applications. 


Willie Carter, Ph.D., Vice President, Research & Development with Royal Purple says, "We welcome the opportunity to support PQIA. In our view, PQIA has done an extraordinary job of shining a light on substandard products in the market and protecting and educating consumers." In addition, Carter adds, "PQIA's work has significantly raised industry awareness about the issue of lubricant quality and helped us, as an industry, to objectively understand the depth and breadth of quality concerns and move forward to address them. This is good for our industry as it helps both the buyers and sellers of lubricants." 


PQIA President Thomas F. Glenn says "We welcome Royal Purple's support and its commitment to quality demonstrated by its willingness, like all our supporters, to agree to our Supporter Code of Conduct. While it is clear we continue to face challenges with poor quality, off-spec engine oils and other lubricants in the market, through the support of Royal Purple and our other supporters we are making progress in assuring consumers are protected." 


To date, PQIA has identified over 20 different brands of packaged motor oils and AFTs on retail shelves that can cause damage to car engines or transmissions. In addition, dozens more brands have been found that fail a claimed specification or are labeled with false or misleading claims. These products have been found in most states visited by PQIA. 


About Royal Purple


"Royal Purple is the world's leading lubricant company: The Performance Oil That Outperforms®." Its product portfolio includes a complete line of premium synthetic lubricants and performance chemicals for automotive, commercial trucking and industrial applications. With its proprietary Synerlec® technology serving as the cornerstone for most of the company's products, Royal Purple lubricants excel in head-to-head performance tests by outperforming the competition. For additional information about Royal Purple, visit or call toll-free 888-382-6300. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


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




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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. 

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