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Marvin Kerkstra Named PQIA’s New Advisory Board Chairman

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August 19, 2016 • PQIA Quality Reports

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) Names New Chairman of its Advisory Board METUCHEN, NJ, August 19, 2016 – Marvin Kerkstra, Manager, Lubricants Technology, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, has been named Chairman of the Petroleum Quality Institute of America’s Advisory Board. Kerkstra succeeds Steve Mulvaney as the PQIA Advisory Board Chairman who is retiring from… Read More ›

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Marvin Kerkstra Named PQIA’s New Advisory Board Chairman

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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) Names New Chairman of its Advisory Board METUCHEN, NJ, August 19, 2016 – Marvin Kerkstra, Manager, Lubricants Technology, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, has been named Chairman of the Petroleum Quality Institute of America’s Advisory Board. Kerkstra succeeds Steve Mulvaney as the PQIA Advisory Board Chairman who is retiring from… Read More ›

Motor Oil »

Six New Motor Oil Samples Tested

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Results in on Six SAE 5W-20 Motor Oils The results of the tests conducted on the samples meet the SAE J300 specifications for an SAE 5W-20 viscosity grade listed on the product labels, and are consistent with the API SN Service Category. CLICK BOTTLES FOR DETAILS  Pennzoil  Mobil Super  Valvoline Max Life  Castrol GTX  Valvoline… Read More ›

Antifreeze/Coolant Program »

Four More Samples of Antifreeze/Coolants

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Four more samples of Antifreeze/Coolant tested, one has issues, another underscores the importance of reading the labels   Of the four antifreeze/coolants tested, one product (SuperS Antifreeze Summer Coolant 50/50 Prediluted) has an issue in that it does not meet its labeled claim. The freeze point of the product tested is -25°F. This is higher… Read More ›

Retail Sales »

PQIA on GMA – Good Morning America – Read the Labels!

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Good Morning America “GMA” ran a story today about Dollar General (DG) Stores Facing Multiple Lawsuits Over Allegedly “Obsolete” Motor Oils.  GMA went undercover to four of DG’s New Jersey outlets to take a look at the motor oils on the shelves. They were accompanied by Tom Glenn, president of the Petroleum Quality Institute of… Read More ›

Labeling »

Test Results in on Three More Motor Oils in the Chicago Market – Consumers Take Note

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Below are three more brands of motor oils PQIA found on the shelves in the Chicago market. PQIA issues Consumer Alerts on two, and an Advisory on another. See below for details:   CONSUMER ALERT  XPRESS LUBE PRO 10W-30 The results of the tests conducted on this sample do NOT meet the SAE J300 specifications for the… Read More ›

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RelaDyne Joins to Support PQIA

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RelaDyne 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 RelaDyne 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,… Read More ›

Other »

More on MaxLife ATF

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PQIA received a number of calls and emails following the update it published last week on the assessment of the Valvoline MaxLife DEX/MERC ATF. Understandably, due to the label on the product prominently stating “DEX/MERC,” and the Product Information sheet stating “Suitable for use in: Ford MERCON®” most of the questions were directed at asking… Read More ›

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