American Petroleum Institute (API)
The American Petroleum Institute (API) represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry, having more than 625 corporate members from all segments of the industry, from the largest major oil companies to the smallest of independents. These include producers, refiners, suppliers, marketers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support all segments of the industry.
For consumers, API provides the API’s Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System (EOLCS). It is a voluntary licensing and certification program that authorizes engine oil marketers who meet specified requirements to use the API Engine Oil Quality Marks. These emblems go directly on each container of oil that retains the certification for and is there to help consumers identify quality engine oils for their gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles.
The API engine oil specifications are used throughout the world and also used by many OEMs as the baseline performance upon which their own performance requirements are built.
For a deeper dive into specifications, see the Lubrizol Ready Reference Guide, the industry's go-to resource for understanding fuel and lubricant performance principles and requirements.
August 15, 2023
Research shows that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a significant, and growing, parc of commercial vehicles fitted with diesel particulate filters. Such an after-treatment device typically requires lower SAPS levels in the engine lubricant to deliver the necessary performance and protection for the vehicle.
July 18, 2023
As a net importer of commercial vehicles, heavy-duty engine lubricants need to meet not just Saudi Arabia’s minimum performance standards, but also satisfy the requirements of modern hardware designs.
December 12, 2022
Environmental concerns are driving governments into implementing new legislative measures across the world, the Middle East region is no exception.
September 29, 2022
In May 2022, ACEA formally announced and released its most recent Heavy-Duty oil sequences, a significant increase in lubricant performance for commercial vehicles.
May 02, 2022
Behind every modern, marketable lubricant is a rigorous testing protocol designed to meet specifications and build confidence in the product.
March 03, 2022
Choosing the right oil can help protect engine hardware and reduce the potential for costly downtime. Asking these questions can help ensure that you are servicing your fleet with an optimized formulation.