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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America announced February 23 that Warren Oil has become its first lubricant manufacturer sponsor.
Irvin Warren, president of Warren Oil, stated, "Warren Oil is proud to be the first PQIA sponsor and we strongly support its mission. … PQIA is exactly what the lubricants business needs – independent data that shines light on the truth about the lubricant brands in the marketplace and helps separate the good from the bad." And instead of hiding such data behind closed doors, Warren says, "Warren Oil applauds PQIA for making brand specific data readily available on its website to consumers. (By doing so,) consumers now have what they need to help them make the right choices.”
PQIA president Thomas F. Glenn said it welcomes Warren Oil's sponsorship. "We were pleased to hear that in addition to Warren Oil's support, Warren welcomed testing of its lubricants. Warren Oil encouraged PQIA to proactively test its products rather than waiting for them to come up in PQIA's random selection. You can be sure there will be at least one Warren Oil lubricant tested in the next round." The first round of testing conducted by PQIA examined 10 major brands of 5W-30 engine oil. According to Glenn, "For these tests, the majors look good."
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality and performance of lubricants in the marketplace.
About Warren Oil
Warren Oil is the largest independent lubricant manufacturer and marketer in the United States. Warren Oil markets it lubricants, both conventional and synthetic, domestically and internationally, under the WARREN OIL brand, the LUBRIGARD brand, the ITASCA brand, the COASTAL brand and the GOLD BAND brand. In addition to manufacturing and marketing a full line of automotive and heavy duty chemicals, including anti-freeze and brake fluids, under its proprietary AUTOGUARD brand name, Warren Oil also manufactures and markets private label products for a number of Fortune 500 companies.