Petroleum Quality Institute of America

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Supporters


 

"Salado Sales has a brand licensed as Gate, but this bottle doesn’t list Salado Sales as the manufacturer. From our perspective, this Gate product is unlicensed."

In addition, the API says, the donut symbol is not displayed properly. "A service category must be included in the upper portion of the donut."

 

 

Weigel's

"Weigels is a licensed brand under Warren, but we wouldn’t consider the bottle you picked up as licensed because it doesn’t carry the API marks. We do, however, have some concerns about placing API SM inside a symbol. This might be considered as infringing on the API marks."


Gate Petroleum Company

 

Purchased in: Camden, SC

Date of purchase: 7-21-2010

 

Advisory: Whereas the Gate product has a logo that looks very similar to API's, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API)  the Gate Petroleum product shown is "unlicensed." In addition, the API donut is improperly displayed.

 

PQIA notes that if this product is manufactured by Salado Sales, it may be licensed, but mislabeled.

 



Weigel's

Purchased in: Loudon, TN

Date of purchase: 6-9-2010

 

Advisory:  Whereas the Weigel's brand is licensed under Warren Oil, the API says "we wouldn’t consider the bottle you picked up as licensed because it doesn’t carry the API marks."

 

 

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