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Antifreeze: What’s the Difference?

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) fielded a number of calls and emails following publication of test results for three brands of antifreeze (also known as coolants) last week. In addition to expressing dismay about the product (click for details) on the retail shelf with only 8% ethylene glycol and a freeze point of… Read More ›

More Samples Tested / Steigerwald Joins PQIA Summit Panel

Three Brands Tested: No Issues The results of the tests conducted on samples of the brands below meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories. CLICK BOTTLES BELOW FOR TEST RESULTS Steigerwald to Represent ILMA on the Panel Discussion… Read More ›

Doug Rathbun (State of Illinois) to Speak at PQIA Summit

Doug Rathbun, Bureau Chief for the Illinois Department of Agriculture Bureau of Weights & Measures Joins with the States of Missouri and Michigan to Speak at the PQIA Summit The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that Doug Rathbun will present at the upcoming PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit in Cleveland, Ohio and… Read More ›

Michigan W&M to Speak at PQIA Summit

Robert DeRubeis, Michigan W&M, Joins Other Distinguished Speakers at the PQIA Summit August 14, 2017 The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that Robert DeRubeis, Program Manager, Weights and Measures Unit, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development will speak at the 2017 PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit in Cleveland, OH on September… Read More ›

A Must-Attend Event for Lubricant Distributors, Manufacturers, Buyers and Others

Ron Hayes Joins Other Distinguished Speakers at the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit Hayes will speak about the work the State of Missouri is doing to help protect consumers from obsolete and off-spec Tractor Hydraulic Fluids The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that Ron Hayes, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Division of… Read More ›

PQIA is “Taking it to the Streets”

PQIA IS “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS” WITH THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF REGIONAL LUBRICANT QUALITY SUMMITS METUCHEN, NJ, August 1, 2017 — The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce that the first in its series of regional lubricant quality summits will take place September 14, 2017. This summit will be… Read More ›

Shane O’Kelly, CEO of PetroChoice Joins PQIA Advisory Board

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America is pleased to announce a new member to PQIA’s Advisory Board, Shane M. O’Kelly. Shane is the Chief Executive Officer of PetroChoice, the largest bulk lubricant distributor in the United States. Under Shane’s tenure, PetroChoice successfully completed 16 acquisitions and now has 51 locations serving 32 states.  Shane holds an MBA… Read More ›

PQIA Releases National Survey Findings on ATF

METUCHEN, NJ – June 21, 2017 – The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) today announced the findings of a national survey (Automatic Transmission Fluid – Survey 2017) focused on the quality and integrity of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) in the US market. According to Thomas F. Glenn, President of PQIA, “The findings of the survey… Read More ›

PQIA Enhances Website to Include User Friendly Search and Sort Features

Visitors to the PQIA website can now search and sort PQIA’s sample database by brand, date of sample, SAE viscosity grade, API Service Category, and the PQIA Sample Assessments. The search feature also provides a direct link to the analysis reports for each of the samples tested by PQIA. The following is a Quick Start… Read More ›

Marvin Kerkstra Named PQIA’s New Advisory Board Chairman

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 ›