DON MILLS, Ont. - What do gummi bears, cosmetics, and engine oil have in common? According to Randy Koenig, vice-president of lubricants with Petro-Canada, they all contain white oil supplied in part ...
DON MILLS, Ont. – What do gummi bears, cosmetics, and engine oil have in common? According to Randy Koenig, vice-president of lubricants with Petro-Canada, they all contain white oil supplied in part by his company.
The Canadian oil executive made the comments while addressing a large crowd of dinners during the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar last month. Koenig brought with him an assurance Petro-Canada is committed to its customers and the environment.
“My message for you tonight is this: We at Petro-Canada have created quality lubricant products that meet, and in many cases exceed, industry standards. That translates into huge benefits for our customers,” he says.
Petro-Canada is an international developer and supplier of lubricants in 60 countries around the world.
One of the largest suppliers of factory fill automotive oil and transmission fluid, Petro-Canada insists its products meet the most advanced OEM specs.
He says it achieves this by using a unique patented HT purity process producing crystal-clear base oils that are 99.9 per cent pure.
“They are clear as water,” says Koenig.
He credits the manufacturing process in place at the company’s Mississauga facility – the largest white oil plant in the world.
Oil is a high-tech product and Koenig says for the past 20 years Petro-Canada has been pioneering what is now considered the industries state-of-the-art oil manufacturing technology.
“The heavy truck and automotive manufacturers who develop new specifications for your vehicles are well aware of the quality of our base oils,” he says.
“The automotive standards that govern your fleets were developed with our products in mind. And there will be higher standards for engine oil quality in the next many years.”
The latest version of these new oil standards for heavy-duty engine oils (API CI4) will be introduced this September. Koenig says those who own vehicles or fleets will face a new set of challenges thanks to U.S.-driven emissions standards.
“Engine specifications are about to change creating additional maintenance challenges. Rules of the environment become the rules of the road,” he says all the while offering a solution. “It’s the elixir. The pure oil that is found in gummi bears and baby oil is in our heavy-duty engine oil and it’s ready to deliver API CI4 standards.”