Chevron Neutral Oil 60R introduced to Europe

April 20, 2015 at 3:15 PM

Chevron Corporation today announced that Chevron Neutral Oil 60R, a low viscosity base oil, produced by Chevron U.S.A. Inc. is now being sold in Europe. It will be available from Chevron’s local affiliate at its supply hub in Antwerp and through its European distributor, Multisol (Brenntag).

Chevron Neutral Oil 60R can improve the performance of a broad range of industrial oil applications including transformer oils and low viscosity hydraulic oils, as well as many process oil applications. Currently, most of these applications are formulated with Group I base oils, which are very high in sulphur and other impurities. Chevron’s Neutral Oil 60R, produced by all-hydroprocessing technology, has practically zero sulphur and almost no impurities.

“In Europe, there has been a lot of attention focused on minimising vehicle emissions because of the inescapable exhaust of trucks,” said Cary Knuth, Chevron’s General Manager, Base Oils, “However, there are significant environmental gains to be had from industrial formulations as well. In many industrial applications, when Chevron’s all-hydroprocessed base oils are used instead of Group I base oils, oil life can be extended by as much as 300%. In addition to reducing operating costs for the user, they also reduce the amount of waste oil. We anticipate that Chevron Neutral Oil 60R will become a staple for European industrial oil manufacturers, enabling them to optimise performance and cost.”

Whilst all-hydroprocessed Chevron Neutral Oil 60R is new to the European market, its purity has the potential to improve performance in a wide range of products including transformer oils, drilling fluids, de-dust oils, metalworking fluids, process oils, low viscosity ATF, low viscosity hydraulic oils and shock absorber fluids. Knuth noted, “60R base oil presents a tremendous opportunity to the European market – the opportunity to both improve performance and protect the environment.”

Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company's success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of its employees and their application of the most innovative technologies in the world. Chevron is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. The company explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels.