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February 24, 2011 - PQIA Issues Consumer Alerts on Two Passenger Car Motor Oils
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America issued Consumer Alerts on two passenger car engine oils today that are currently on the market. The oils are Liberty Gold Plus SMO 5W-30 Motor Oil and Bullseye Automotive Products High Mileage 10W-30 Motor Oil (SC/CC). According to PQIA, these products can cause harm to an automobile engine and void warranties.
November 1, 2010 - Warren Unilube to Pay $650,000 in Civil Settlement With the State of California
The investigation did not reveal any evidence of actual harm caused to California consumers by the Warren Unilube violations. Click here for full story.
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is pleased to welcome Tom Schaefer to its Advisory Board.
Tom was employed for 38 years at Hatco Corporation, a global leader in synthetic esters and lubricants (now a division of Chemtura). During his long career, Tom worked in a broad range of disciplines, including Quality Control, Research & Development, and Sales & Marketing, and was actively involved in laboratory testing, process improvement, lubricant formulation, ester design, and sales. For his last 16 years Tom served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing, with global responsibilities in synthetic lubricants. Now retired, Tom's knowledge of the business and technology of lubricants, along with his independent perspective, will provide valued guidance to PQIA.
G.H. Berlin Signs on as PQIA's first Distributor Sponsor
Dave Waltz, President of G.H. Berlin Oil Company, a leading lubricant distributor in the North East says, "We support the activities of the Petroleum Quality Institute of America for two primary reasons. The first is that PQIA is clearly working in the best interest of lubricant buyers and consumers (our customers) to weed out low quality, off-spec lubricants in the marketplace. These efforts are aligned with ours because when we say we deliver quality, we mean it."
Are these products API Licensed?
Two brands recently sampled by the Petroleum Quality Institute of America have labels that do not appear to properly display the API logo. We contacted API, and they consider both products to be unlicensed.
PQIA Applauds Pinnacle Oil for its Prompt Corrective Actions
PQIA Takes up the Issue of Line Wash Misuse and Proposes a Solutions
The misapplication of line wash in certified motor oils has been an ongoing issue for many years. While many industry organizations and participants have expressed concern and taken actions to curb such abuse, the problem apparently persists. PQIA's question is , Can more be done to assure the certified products on the shelves at retail stores, in the bulk tanks at quick lubes, new car dealers, and other installers do not contain line wash?
April 8, 2010 - The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) announced today that CITGO Petroleum signed on as Platinum Sponsor. Along with CITGO's commitment as a Platinum Sponsor of PQIA, David Kunkel, Manager - Marketing and Product Management for CITGO Petroleum, told PQIA "All of us have a stake in helping to ensure the continued consistent quality of finished lubricants in the marketplace. We appreciate your efforts in coming forward and leading this initiative."
CAM2 Petroleum is Now a Platinum Sponsor of PQIAApril 8, 2010 - The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) announced today that CAM2 signed on as Platinum Sponsor. Garry Rooney, Senior VP, Special Projects and Opportunity Development with CAM2 says "We are excited to work with the PQIA organization in its attempt to bring integrity, clarity, and sanity to the lubricants marketplace."
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