Shell announced today the creation of the first-of-its kind base oil made from natural gas, the cleanest burning fossil fuel. It is called Shell PurePlus(TM) Technology, a patented process of converting natural gas into a clear base oil, which is the main component of motor oils.
Shell PurePlus Technology is now being used to create motor oils that offer complete protection to motorists in the United States. Pennzoil Platinum® and Pennzoil Ultra® Platinum Full Synthetic motor oils are the only ones blended exclusively with these base oils.
“This is an absolute step change in our industry,” said Istvan Kapitany, President, Shell Lubricants Americas. “It is important to Shell that we continue to push the boundaries of science and innovation to provide our customers with improved transport options. What better way to do that than leveraging the benefits of being an integrated company by adding natural gas from our upstream operations to a new slate of oil products that are hitting the store shelves now.”