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PQIA NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES
2015
   

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) expands its Efforts to Protect Consumers by including antifreeze/coolants in its Testing and Reporting Program. 

June 4, 2015

   

PPC Lubricants Joins to Support PQIA's Efforts to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants in the Market June 2, 2015

   
A Look at Monogrades
May 29, 2015
   
Read the Labels
May 20, 2015
   

Will CA Lead the way with 10K, or is This a Requirement for Another Day?

May 11, 2015

   

Laws Are On the Books To Protect Consumers From Potentially Damaging Motor Oils - It's Now Time to Enforce Them

April 24, 2015

News12 New Jersey - Kane in Your Corner Takes a Look at Oil Changes and the Result are Eye Opening

April 23, 2015

 

Schuette, Clover Adams Announce Investigation of 10 Michigan Businesses Related to Faulty Anti-Freeze Distribution 

March 18, 2015

   

A Look at Four More Diesel Engine Oils

March 2011

Five Samples Tested... Whereas all look fine, read the labels to be sure the product is right for you car. 

February 17, 2015

   

Bullseye Automotive Products Inc. Fined $700k for Violating State's Weights and Measures Act 

February 9, 2015

 

PQIA Issues Consumer Alerts on two brands. One brand is new to the Chicago market, the other is an ongoing concern still on the shelves in multiple states.

January 27, 2015

Update on Motor Oils Ban: New Jersey Office of Weights and Measures Adds U.S. Economy SAE 10-30 Motor Oil to Banned List/ Further review of lab data also  leads to removal of another, previously banned, item from the list.

January 16, 2015

   

Test Result in on Four More Diesel Engine Oils... Looks good

January 16, 2015

   
Test Results in on First Group Diesel Engine Oils... Looks Good.
January 7, 2015
   

2014

 

CBS News Chicago Goes to Bat to Help Protect Consumers in Illinois From Off-spec, and Potentially Harmful Motor Oils

December 12, 2014

 
   
 

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America Announces Chevron Oronite Company as a New Supporter

December 8, 2014

 
   
 

New Jersey Office of Weights and Measures Bans 19 Motor Oil  Products, After Lab Testing Reveals Their Viscosity Fails to Match That Promised On the Label

December 4, 2014

   
 

Buyers Beware - PQIA Finds Everclear on the Shelves in Virginia  

November 25, 2014

 
   
  PetroChoice Joins to Support PQIA
November 5, 2014 
   
  More 5W-30s 
November 3, 2014
   
  Amber Resources Join to Support PQIA
October 29, 2014 
   
  More 5W-30s; all look good
October 24, 2014 
   
 

Michigan Issues a Consumer Advisory: Antifreeze/coolant products under the Petro Zone Smart, Petro Zone, and Ice Shield XXX Brands may damage your vehicles October 14, 2014

   

 Georgia Takes Action - Issues Stop Sale Order for Several Brands of Motor Oil, ATF, and an Antifreeze ,  October 7, 2014 

   

A Look at More SAE 0W-20 and 5W-20 Motor Oils

PQIA Supporters

October 2, 2014

   

Results in on Seven Samples of 5W-30; No Issues

Spotlight on High Mileage Motor Oils

September 29, 2014 

   

NOCO Joins to Support PQIA's Efforts to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants in the Market

September 25, 2014

   
Spotlight on High Mileage Motor Oils
Antifreeze - Buyer Beware

September 23, 2014
   

Royal Purple Joins to Support PQIA's effort to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Motor Oils in the US Market

September 15, 2014  

   

Michigan Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development Issues Consumer Advisory for all Antifreeze/Coolant produced by Royal Packaging, Inc. under the North Atlantic and Shur-XXX Brands  September 11, 2014

   

Spotlight on High Mileage Motor Oils

PQIA Working with States to Help Protect Consumers from Inferior, potentially engine damaging motor oils

September 10, 2014 

   

Reliance Fluid Technologies Joins to Support PQIA's Efforts to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants in the Market

August 21, 2014 

   

PQIA Welcomes the Support of JAX to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants

July 18, 2014 

Test results on 0W-20s
PQIA to Discuss Substandard Motor Oil at the 99th National Conference on Weights and Measures 

July 3, 2014

   

AG Koster sues retailers for selling deceptive automobile engine products

June 12, 2014 

   

Parman Energy Steps up to Support PQIA's Efforts to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants in the Marketplace

May 23, 2014

   

CONSUMERS BEWARE - EVERCLEAR CAN CAUSE HARM TO ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS

May 19, 2014

   
  Kane in Your Corner - Bad Motor Oils Still on the Shelves
May 9, 2014 
   
  The Petroleum Quality Institute of America Welcomes the Support of Dennis K. Burke, Inc. 
May 2, 2014
   
  More 5W-20 Motor Oils Tested 
April 29, 2014
   
  PQIA to Discuss Substandard Motor Oil at the 99th National Conference on Weights and Measures Annual Meeting this July
April 23, 2014
   
  Another Group of 5W-20 Samples Tested - No Issues
April 21, 2014 
   
  Bad Motor Oils Exposed - Four Month Follow-up
April 16, 2014 
   
  L.F. Powers Joins to Support PQIA's Efforts to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Motor Oils and Other Lubricants in the Marketplace
March 25, 2014  
   
PQIA Issues a Don't Buy on Orbit Type A Transmission Fluid
March 17, 2014 
   
One Brand, Three Viscosity Grades in Two States; and It's All Bad. PQIA Issues a Don't Buy on Orbit 
March 13, 2014
   
Ocean State Oil Joins to Support PQIA's Efforts to Help Assure the Quality of Motor Oils and Other Lubricants in the Market
March 7, 2014
PQIA Completes Third Set of 5W-20 Motor Oils
March 3, 2014
   
Michigan AG Announces Felony Charges Against Four Individuals for Intentionally Selling Mislabeled Motor Oils
February 27, 2014
   
Doing the Right Thing - RelaDyne
January 20, 2014
   
Ashland Responds to PQIA's Advisory on Valvoline NextGen Conventional 5W-20 Motor Oil
January 16, 2014
   
- The Spotlight on 5W-20s Continues
- A Time to Reflect
January 8, 2014
   
2013
   
Looking Back and Moving Forward
December 31, 2013
   
- News12 Story on Bad Oils Available on Youtube
- Extended Intrviews on discount oils
December 24, 2013
   
- Kane in Your Corner Puts Motor Oils to the Test - and Four Out of Four Fail!
- State Regulators Warn Consumers of Noncompliant Motor Oils
December 11, 2013
   

 

- Stay Tuned... News12 New Jersey Presents an Eye Opening - Three Part Series About Bad Motor Oils in the Market

- North Carolina Issues Stop-Sale Order on Everclear Motor Oil and Automatic Transmission Fluid

December 5, 2013

   
- The Spotlight is Now on 5W-20s
- And More: 5W-30 and 10W-30
November 19, 2013
   
Update on Michigan Consumer Complaint Hotline 
October 30, 2013
   
- If You See it, Report it!
- But What About the Other States?
  October 29, 2013



- PQIA Issues a Consumer Alert on Everclear 5W-30 Motor Oil
- Consumer Alerts Issued on Super XXX Motor Oils
- A Look at CAM2 15W-40 Diesel Engine Oil
October 12, 2013
   
Michigan Orders City Star/Star Petroleum Motor Oils and ATFs Off the Shelves! 
   September 16, 2013
   
API Sues Bullseye Automotive Products, Bullseye Lubricants and Carlos Silva for Trademark Infringement 
   August 20, 2013
   
- PQIA Issues an Advisory on Lucas MAGNUM Long Drain Motor Oil SAE15W-40
- Add CITGARD 600 to the Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oils Examined by PQIA
   August 8, 2013
   
- PQIA Tests Six Brands of Heavy Duty Engine Oil and They All Look Good
- Buyers Take Note - Read the Labels
   July 30, 2013
   
Get the Word Out to Installers - Tell Them What You Sell Them, It's Now the Law
   July 7, 2013
   
- Tell The What You Sell Them!
- Why Not Tell Them What You Sell Them?
   July 9, 2013
   
It's a Good Day for Car Owners
   July 2, 2013
   
Another Batch of ATFs, Consumer Alert Issued on Two
   June 26, 2013
   
Keller-Heartt Supports PQIA
   June 12, 2013
   
Leahy-Wolf Joins to Support PQIA's Efforts to Help Assure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants in the Marketplace
   June 4, 2013
   
- Results In on Two More Synthetic Motor Oils - CARING FOR YOUR CAR -
- PQIA Adds Automatic Transmission Fluids to its Motor Oil Timeline
   June 3, 2013
   
Results Are In On the Second Batch Of Diesel Engine Oils - No Issues
   May 22, 2013
   
Results Are In On the First Batch Of Diesel Engine Oils - All Look Good
   May 8, 2013
   
David Fenderson Joins the Petroleum Quality Institute of America Advisory Board
   April17, 2013
 





- RelaDyne Expands Recall of Bullet
- API Cancels Silogram and AutoClub
- Behind the Scenes
   April 11, 2013
   
- Silogram - Trouble in the Drum
- Another Round Of Synthetics
   March 4, 2013
   
RelaDyne Recalls Bullet
   March 29, 2013
   
Consumer Alert - Bullet Premium Motor Oil
   March 27, 2013
   
- Spotlight on Synthetics - Round Three
- If it's Not on the PQIA Website, it has not Been Tested by PQIA
   March 20, 2013
   
Spotlight on Synthetics
   March 11, 2013
   
Spotlight on Synthetic Passenger Car Motor Oils
   March 5, 2013
   
- Results on Three More ATFs
- More on MAXLife
   February 28, 2013
   
PQIA Updates its Evaluation of Valvoline MAXLIFE ATF
   February 22, 2013
   
- Results in on Five ATFs
- Inconvenient Truths About Convenience Store Motor Oil
   February 22, 2013
   
- Responsible Labeling of Motor Oil
- Follow-up Tests on Golden Stallion
   February 7, 2013
   
- Five Automatic Transmission Fluids Tested, CONSUMER ALERT Issued on One
- PQIA Takes a Strong Stance on "Top Off" Oil
   January 24, 2013
   
- PQIA (AGAIN) Issues Consumer Alerts on Super XXX and Liberty Gold Plus SMO
   January 7, 2013
   
2012
   
- Enough is Enough - It's Time to Get These Bad Bottles Off the Shelves!
- Consumer Alert - City Star 10W40
   December 21, 2012
   
- Consumer Alert - Super Star Automatic Transmission Fluid
- Results in on Four Brands of ATF
   December 18, 2012
   
Roy Fewkes Joins PQIA's Technical Sub-committee to Help Ensure the Quality and Integrity of Lubricants in the Market 
   December 7, 2012
   
Test Results are in on Four Samples of ATF, Consumer Alerts Issued on Two
   November 9, 2012
   
Lubrication Engineers Joins to Support PQIA's Efforts to Help Assure the Quality of Lubricants in the Marketplace
   October 25, 2012
   


- PQIA Tets Four More Brands and Issues a Consumer Alert on One
- A National Survey of Lubricant Industry Stakeholders 2012 - DIFM Labeling
   October 19, 2012
   



- PQIA Issues Don't Buys on Royal Star 5W30, and Royal 10W40!
- A National Survey of Lubricant Industry Stakeholders 2012 - DIFM Labeling
- Making a Difference!
   
October 11, 2012
   
CHS Steps up to Help Support PQIA's Efforts to Clean up the Lubricants Business
   September 24, 2012
   
Stop the Slop! A Call to Action to Help Stop the Slop of Harmful Engine Oils Sold in IL, MI, and Wisconsin
   Septemer 21, 2012
   
Do Consumers Have the Right to Know?
   September 7, 2012
   


- Four More Brands Tested; All look Good
- Are You Running Your Car on Cake and Cola?
   August 24, 2012
Mid-States Energy enjoined from selling or offering for sale any lubricant products in five-gallon buckets or 55-gallon drums bearing a label with CITGO trademark or name.
   June 4, 2012
   


- PQIA issues an Advisory on one brand due to labeling issues.
- Safety-Kleen Steps Up to Help Support PQIA's Efforts to Clean Up the Lubricants Business
 
 May 22, 2012
   
Result in on five samples of 10W-40 engine oil.   
   May 8, 2012
   


- Result are in for three samples of 5W-30 engine oil.
- Bad Engine Oil is Not Hard to Find
  
May 2, 2012
   



- PQIA completes analysis on 11 samples of Automatic Transmission Fluid and issues a Consumer Alert on one.  
- CITGO's Scott Riebel Joins PQIA Advisory Board
- Silogram Lubricants Files Suit Against Everclear
  
March 22, 2012

   


 
- PQIA completes analysis on 4 samples of 10W-40 passenger car motor oil, and issues an Advisory on one.  
- PQIA takes a look at Toyota's 5W-30
   March 6, 2012
  PQIA issues a Consumer Alert on one of the 5 samples recently tested; the others look good. 
   February 8, 2012
   
  Test results are in on six more brands and PQIA issues a Consumer Alert on one; US Spirit 5W30  
   January 20, 2012
   
2011
 
   
  Chevron to Further Ensure Lubricant Quality with Product Integrity Assurance System (PIAS) Program 
   December 12, 2011
   


- PQIA Releases Results on Five More Engine Oils.
- Knowing What Motor Oils Not to Use
 
   December 5, 2011



- PQIA Releases Results on Six More 5W-30 Passenger Car Engine Oils.
- PQIA tested three brands of 10W-40 motor oils and issues a Consumer Alert on MaxiGuard
   November 28, 2011

Test results are in on 13 major brands of API SN ILSAC GF-5 5W-30 engine oil... All look good.
   November 7, 2011
   
City Star Motor Oil Ordered Off The Shelves in North Carolina
   September 17, 2011
   
   
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