Shell plc owns the Pennzoil motor oil brand in the United States. The former Pennzoil Company was founded in 1913 in Pennsylvania and operated as a separate company until it was acquired by Shell in 2002 and became a brand of the conglomerate. The company’s roots may be traced back to the “South Penn Oil … Read more

Quaker State

Since 2002, when Shell Oil Co. bought Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. for $1.8 billion in cash and $1.1 billion in debt, Quaker State has been an American brand of motor oil produced by Shell, the US-based business of Shell plc. The former Quaker State Oil Refining Company was formed in 1924 after the Eastern Refining Co. … Read more


Motul is a global French firm that develops, manufactures, and sells lubricants for engines (motorcycles, automobiles, and other vehicles) and industries. The Swan & Finch company began its operations in the high-quality lubricants market in 1853 in New York. It began exporting several of its portfolio products, such as Aerul, Textul, and Motul, to overseas … Read more


ExxonMobil was formed in 1999 when Mobil Corporation (formerly Standard Oil Company of New York and subsequently Socony-Vacuum Oil Company) joined with Exxon to establish ExxonMobil. Mobil was one of the Seven Sisters that dominated the worldwide petroleum industry from the mid-1940s through the 1970s, prior to its merger with Exxon. Mobil was founded as … Read more

Liqui moly

Liqui Moly GmbH is a German oil, lubricant, and additives manufacturer. Liqui Moly is now part of the Würth Group, which purchased the remaining shares of the previous majority shareholder and CEO Ernst Prost on January 1, 2018. Together with Günter Hiermaier, he is now the managing director of Liqui Moly. Liqui Moly History Liqui … Read more


In 1911, Saz Idemitsu established Idemitsu & Co. in Moji, northern Kyushu, to sell lubricating oil for Nippon Oil. In Shimonoseki, he began selling fuel oil for fishing boats. In 1914, Idemitsu & Co. moved to Manchuria (China), where the Japanese-owned South Manchuria Railroad Co. Ltd. was a key lubricant customer. Idemitsu created a branch … Read more

Royal Purple

Royal Purple is an American lubricant company that makes products for the automotive, industrial, marine, and racing industries. It is well known for its synthetic Royal Purple Motor Oil, which is used in both gasoline and diesel engines. They also make industrial gear, bearing, engine, and hydraulic oil, as well as gear oil, transmission fluid, … Read more


AMSOIL Inc., situated in Superior, Wisconsin, specialises in the formulation and packaging of synthetic lubricants, fuel additives, and filters. Throughout the mid-to-late 1960s, company founder Albert J. Amatuzio created many synthetic motor oil formulas. By 1968, he was selling synthetic motor oil commercially. AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil was the world’s first synthetic motor oil … Read more