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Universal Lubricants

December 11, 2012 06:00 ET

Two of America's Leading Engine Manufacturers Certify Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA® Oil for Natural Gas Engines

Re-Refined Oil Boosts Environmental Benefits of Natural Gas Engines

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced that Cummins Inc. and Detroit Diesel Corporation, global leaders in the design and manufacturer of high-performance engines, have certified that ECO ULTRA® CNG/LNG Engine Oil, SAE Grade 15W-40, conforms to the performance specifications required for their natural gas engines. These engines, which reduce emissions, improve fuel economy and decrease maintenance costs, require special, high-performance engine oils.

Cummins has certified that ECO ULTRA CNG/LNG conforms to CES 20074 engine oil specifications and is approved for use in the company's powerful, high-speed natural gas engines. Detroit™ has approved ECO ULTRA CNG/LNG for use in its Series 50G and 60G engines and certified that it meets DDC Power Guard Oil Specification 93K216.

ECO ULTRA CNG/LNG consists of up to 83 percent re-refined material and is one of the first of its kind on the market. Universal Lubricants relies on used oil as feedstock to its re-refinery that produces top quality Group II sustainable base oil while meeting Original Equipment Manufacturers' (OEM) specifications and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements. Companies that choose ECO ULTRA CNG/LNG can completely eliminate new petroleum products from circulation in their CNG fleets.

"As a company dedicated to both high performance and environmental responsibility, we are pleased to provide a product that enhances the performance of CNG and LNG powered fleets," said John Wesley, Universal Lubricants' CEO. "To be recognized as meeting the extremely high standards set by these leaders in the natural gas market is an important milestone for our company."

Each year, the U.S. produces approximately 1.1 billion gallons of used engine oils, only 10 percent of which is re-refined perpetuating the need to import foreign oil. The rest is either burned as an industrial fuel or disposed of improperly, damaging the environment. Dedicated to reversing this trend, Universal Lubricants is one of only a few American manufacturers and distributors that collects, re-refines, blends and redistributes its own motor oil, including the ECO ULTRA® line of high performance lubricants. With its proprietary Closed Loop Process, the company never loses guardianship within the chain, creating an infinitely repeatable, sustainable cycle. ECO ULTRA is now the motor oil of choice for a growing number of fleet operators, auto dealerships and service centers across the country.

About Universal Lubricants®
Founded in 1929, Universal Lubricants is a driving force in sustainability. Through its Closed Loop Process, the company collects, re-refines, blends and distributes its own motor and engine oils -- never losing guardianship within the chain -- to ensure that every quart is of the highest quality for optimal performance. Universal Lubricants operates 36 facilities in 16 states, including one of the world's most technologically advanced re-refineries in Wichita, Kansas. A leader in research and development, Universal Lubricants is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company and employs more than 450 workers. For more information visit

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