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Shell’s Pennzoil brand is known for creating the first synthetic motor oil made from natural gas.
In the 1970s, Shell began investigating sources of energy other than crude oil, one of them being natural gas, to make fuel and lubricants.
The process of turning natural gas into oil is highly complex and has many stages, yet it offers superior benefits when compared to crude oil. Natural gas is very clean, and is free of many of the contaminants found in crude oil. When manufactured through
their patented process, the result is a synthetic base oil that is purer and performs better than traditional base oils made from crude.
In addition to synthetic motor oil, there are three other common varieties of motor oil:
This symbol has three parts: the top half of the circle, which indicates the API service rating, the center of the circle, which displays the SAE viscosity, and the lower half of the circle, which tells you the oil’s energy-conserving properties.
In addition to this, the ILSAC “starburst” can also be found on the motor oil bottle. This symbol appears on engine oils recommended for gasoline engines that have met API and certain fuel economy tests—the requirements of the International
Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC).
Introduced in 2020, the GF-6 will provide improved protection, better fuel economy and help to reduce emissions for modern engines. Pennzoil motor oils have met these requirements for API SP and ILSAC GF-6, and this can now be seen on the packaging that
will be on retailer shelves soon. To learn more about these exciting updates, visit Pennzoil’s website.
To learn even more about motor oil, check out the following resources from Pennzoil, America’s most trusted motor oil and the first full synthetic motor oil made from natural gas:
As UTI’s official lubricants provider, Shell’s Pennzoil and Rotella brands provide all lubricants to UTI’s Automotive and Diesel programs. Shell also provides “life happens” fuel/Visa cards for students and more than $50,000 in
annual scholarships! To learn more about how leading brands like Shell work with UTI, check out our Aftermarket Relationships page.
If you’ve always had a passion for the automotive industry, you may want to consider turning this into your career. In UTI’s 51-week Automotive Technology program, you’ll work on everything from simple engine systems to power and performance
machines to prepare for a career as an auto technician. To learn more, visit our website and request information today.
Wondering what types of careers auto technicians can pursue? Check out our career guide.
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From providing lubricants to educational development and scholarships, Shell Pennzoil is fully invested in the future of the automotive industry.
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job openings, by job classification is: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, 75,900; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, 28,300; Automotive Body and Related Repairers, 17,200. Job openings include openings due to growth
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