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September 21, 2017 - Industry News

Shell: New Engine Oil Categories Making the Grade

Since 2011 the company has amassed 60 million test miles on CK-4 formulations, and 50 million miles of tests involving the High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) formulas required by FA-4 specifications. Photo: Shell

A new generation of engine oils is in the North American market, passing a battery of tests developed for specific engine brands. But the work of convincing buyers about the related features and benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oils continues.

Tags: Maintenance, Shell, Fuel Efficiency, Engine Oil, Shell Rotella, PC-11

September 20, 2016 - Product News

ExxonMobil Unveils PC-11 Specification Lineup of Mobil Delvac Oils

Image via ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil unveiled its lineup of enhanced Mobil Delvac diesel engine oils that are designed to meet or exceed the CK-4 and FA-4 categories of API Proposed Category 11, known as PC-11, specification.

Tags: Exxon Mobil, PC-11, Engine Oils, Mobil Delvac

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Chevron Unveils New Delo 400 CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils

FA-4 oils will be designated with yellow caps and coloring on the label. Photo: Chevron

Chevron unveiled its new line of Delo 400 engine oils meeting the American Petroleum Institute’s new CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oil specifications, offering improvements in fuel economy and engine protection.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Chevron Lubricants, Chevron Delo, PC-11, Engine Oils

August 18, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Offers Low-Viscosity Oil Fill for New Engines

Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, with Volvo's new oil spec allowing for longer oil drain intervals.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Volvo Trucks, Engine Oil, PC-11

July 21, 2016 - Industry News

Petroleum Institute Campaigns to Educate About New Oils

The American Petroleum Institute is ramping up efforts to educate diesel engine users about the two new diesel engine oil standards it approved earlier this year, API CK-4 and FA-4.

Tags: API, PC-11, Engine Oils, Diesel Engine Oil

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Shell Debuts Oils Formulated for API CK-4 and FA-4 Categories

Image: Shell Lubricants

Years of work in the lab and millions of miles of road testing has culminated in three new Rotella engine oils formulated to meet the API CK-4 and FA-4 oil-service categories that will start coming on the market later this year.

Tags: Engine Oils, PC-11, Shell Rotella

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Most Fleets Should Consider Low-Viscosity Oil for Fuel Economy

A new report concludes that most fleets should look at adopting lower-viscosity engine oils for fuel savings.

Tags: Fuel Economy, PC-11, NACFE, Engine Oils, Low-Viscosity Oil

May 24, 2016 - Press Release

Petro-Canada Launches PC-11 Awareness Campaign Website

Petro-Canada Lubricants has officially launched its "Here Comes the Future" campaign website, a source of information to support business leaders in their decision making processes ahead of the introduction of PC-11 heavy duty diesel engine oils this December.

Tags: Diesel, PC-11, Petro-Canada Lubricants, Engine Oils

May 18, 2016 - Industry News

API Debuts Symbols for Identifying New Diesel Oils

The two donut symbols are designed to help identify the new FA-4 and CK-4 diesel engine oils. Image: API

The American Petroleum Institute is introducing a special Service Symbol Donut designed to help buyers differentiate between the new API FA-4 and CK-4 service categories for diesel-engine oils.

Tags: Diesel Engine Oil, PC-11, Engine Oils

December 16, 2015 - Industry News

Chevron Launches Online PC-11 Education Campaign

Chevron has launched a PC-11 Public Education Campaign aimed at “building awareness and clarity” about the new API CK-4 and API FA-4 oil-service category specs approved last week.

Tags: Oil, Education, Chevron Lubricants, PC-11

September 3, 2015 - Industry News

Chevron Engineer Named Head of Oil Classification Panel

Chevron Products Company announced that senior staff engineer Shawn Whitacre has been selected as the new chairman of the ASTM Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Classification Panel.

Tags: Chevron, Oil, Delo Lubricants, PC-11

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Shell Updates its PC-11 Oil Website

Inage via Shell

Shell has refreshed its website with updated information about the upcoming diesel engine oil specifications.

Tags: Oil, Shell Rotella, PC-11

June 10, 2015 - Industry News

Shell Lubricants: All Cylinders Firing for Two New Diesel Oil Categories

Extensive lab work is proceeding on track to complete the two new API oil-service categories for heavy-duty diesels. Photo: Shell

The industry campaign to develop not one but two new API oil-service categories to eventually replace the current CJ-4 spec for heavy-duty diesel engines is on a fast track for new formulations to be licensed starting in late 2016, according to Shell Lubricants.

Tags: Shell, Engine Oil, Shell Rotella, Shell Lubricants, API, PC-11

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

Chevron Oil Expert McGeehan to Retire

Chevron's Jim McGeehan Photo: Chevron

Jim McGeehan, Consulting Scientist for Delo engine oils, has elected to retire from Chevron effective June 30, 2015, according to Chevron Products Co.

Tags: Chevron Lubricants, Chevron Delo, PC-11

February 19, 2015 - Industry News

New Shell Website Explains Upcoming Oil Category

Shell Rotella has a new website,, to help educate people about the next generation of diesel engine oils known as API Proposed Category 11 (PC-11).

Tags: Shell Rotella, PC-11, Engine Oils, Low-Viscosity Oil

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

New API Oil Standard May Be Ready in 2017

Testing is under way for the new API oil standard PC-11, but it could be 2017 before we see it implemented, according to an update from an oil company representative involved in developing the new standard.

Tags: Shell Lubricants, API, PC-11, Low-Viscosity Oil, Engine Oil, Emissions


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