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Mission Statement

PQIA’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.
 
 
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America
serves buyers and consumers of lubricants through
the support of:

Afton Chemical


Chemlube International

Chevron

CHS Industries

CITGO

Eni USA R&M Co. Inc.


Gulf Lubricants

Infineum USA L.P.

JAX

KOST USA

Lubrication Engineers

Lubricating Specialties Co.


Lubrizol

Oronite

Petro-Canada

Phillips 66

Pinnacle Oil

Reliance Fluid Technologies

Royal Mfg

Royal Purple

Safety-Kleen

Universal Lubricants, LLC

Warren Distribution

Warren Oil




Lubricant Distributor Supporters

   

CODE OF ETHICAL BUSINESS CONDUCT

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) Code of Ethical Business Conduct (Code)
is the cornerstone of the PQIA initiative as it clearly and strictly defines the standards by which PQIA and its management, employees, and supporter (“Supporters”) will conduct business in the lubricants marketplace.
 

PQIA CODE

PQIA ADVISORY BOARD
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.

 Advisory Board Members

Click here for AB Members

 

PETROLEUM QUALITY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
SAMPLE SUMMARY /PASSENGER CAR MOTOR OIL
Passenger car motor oil is the lifeblood of your engine. In addition to lubricating moving parts to help reduce wear and tear and the buildup of heat in your engine, motor oils contain performance additives that help to reduce oxidation, neutralize acids, prevent rust, corrosion, and foam, condition seals, save fuel, and keep your engine clean. But all engine oils are far from created equal. In fact, some motor oils on the shelves can cause harm to your engine and premature failure. Know what motor oil goes into your car.

Sample Status Key: No Issues Note Advisory Consumer Alert

Updated August 21, 2017


Footnote a - Company took corrective action (click brand for more information.)

An Advisory is intended to advise consumers to exercise caution when considering purchase of a specific oil to be certain that the oil is suitable for its intended use. An Advisory is issued when the product analysis is inconsistent with its labeled specifications or claims, or the product label contains exaggerated, confusing, deceptive, or incomplete recommendations or claims.

A Consumer Alert is intended to alert consumers to exercise extreme caution when considering purchase of a specific oil to be certain that the oil is suitable for its intended use. An Alert is issued when the oil has a significant potential to cause harm to modern engines.

Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if engine oil meets an API Service Category, they can be used to determine if it doesn't.






The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is able to serve buyers and consumers of lubricants in part through the support of lubricant manufacturers, marketers, and others. Please contact us at the link below if you too would like to sponsor PQIA's efforts to help assure the quality of lubricants in the marketplace. Click here to contact us about how you can help supporter PQIA's efforts
or call us at
732-201-4033