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API Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System updated

API approves 1 May 2020 for first licensing of ILSAC GF-­6A, GF-­6B and API SP
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The American Petroleum Institute (API) yesterday issued an updated standard that governs how engine oil marketers certify that gasoline and diesel engine oils meet API’s stringent engine oil performance standards.   

“This new standard helps to ensure consumers have the peace of mind that they’re putting the highest quality engine oils in their cars or trucks,” said Kevin Ferrick, director, API Product Programs.

The 18th edition of API 1509, Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System, describes the voluntary API Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System (EOLCS) as well as methods for developing new engine oil performance standards.  It also provides sellers with a description of the API Marks and their use, licensing requirements, and aftermarket conformance and enforcement procedures that help to ensure that products licensed as or claiming to meet API standards actually do meet the standards.

The 18th version of API 1509 can now be downloaded from the API website.

API standards are developed under API’s American National Standards Institute accredited process, ensuring that the API standards are recognized not only for their technical rigor but also their third-party accreditation which facilitates acceptance by state, federal, and increasingly international regulators. API’s GIS division is responsible for standards-setting, certification, training, events, publications and safety programs for industry operations.

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the natural gas and oil industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 600 members include large integrated companies, as well as pipeline, exploration and production, refining, marketing, marine businesses, and service and supply firms. 

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