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Company Overview of Pennzoil-Quaker State Company

Company Overview

Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, doing business as SOPUS Products, Inc., produces motor oils. The company offers full synthetic, high mileage, and conventional motor oils formulated from natural gas. It also provides automotive air and oil filters; a line of manual and automatic transmission fluids and gear oils; a line of engine oils for marine, outdoor, motorcycle and heavy-duty vehicles; multi-purpose greases and lubricants; antifreeze and coolant products; high-performance brake and steering fluids; and premium gasoline and full synthetic motor oils. The company offers its products through oil change or retail locations. Pennzoil-Quaker State Company was formerly known as Pennzoil Products...

700 Milam Street

Houston, TX 77002

United States

Founded in 1998

5,150 Employees





Key Executives for Pennzoil-Quaker State Company

Vice President and Secretary
General Counsel
Global Brand Director
Manager of Transport Key Accounts
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Pennzoil-Quaker State Company Key Developments

Department of Justice Lodges Proposes Consent Decree with United States District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, in the Lawsuit against Multiple Companies

On December 29, 2015, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, in the lawsuit entitled United States and State of California Department of Toxic Substances Control v. AC Products, Inc., et al. Civil Action No. 2:15-cv-09931. The United States and the State of California filed this lawsuit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) against the following defendants for recovery of response costs which each incurred to address environmental contamination at the Cooper Drum Company Superfund Site located in Los Angeles County, California (site): Gallade Chemical, Inc.; Hasco Oil Company, Inc.; Houghton International, Inc.; J.H. Mitchell & Sons Distributors, Inc.; Lockheed-Martin Corporation; Lonza Inc.; Lubricating Specialties Company; Mathisen Oil Co., Inc.; Pennzoil-Quaker State Company; Penreco; PolyOne Corporation; PPG Industries, Inc.; PTM&W Industries Inc. The complaint names the above-listed companies as defendants based on their business relationship with the Cooper Drum Company which operated a drum reconditioning business at the Site and which accepted drums from each defendant that contained residues of hazardous substances. The Complaint also seeks declaratory relief for all future costs to be incurred. The Consent Decree resolves these claims through the payment of $5,539,266 to the United States and $53,599 to the State of California in partial recovery of response costs. In addition, the defendants are obligated under the Consent Decree to reimburse the United States and the State of California for all future response costs and to perform the remedial action that EPA selected for the Site. In return, the United States and the State of California agree not to sue the defendants under sections 106 and 107 of CERCLA.

BMW AG Chooses Shell Lubricants as Recommended Oil Supplier

Shell Lubricants announced that it has been chosen by BMW AG as its only recommended global supplier for aftermarket engine oils for the following BMW brands: BMW, BMW i, BMW M, MINI and BMW Motorrad. From the start of 2015, premium engine oils manufactured by Shell will be available to customers at BMW Group's network of more than 3,500 dealers, in more than 140 countries, including China, Germany, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the UK and the USA. The collaboration means that Shell will produce and supply BMW's branded engine oils. These products will meet the latest BMW engine specifications and are underpinned by Shell's PurePlus Technology. Shell PurePlus Technology is a breakthrough in how engine oils are formulated. It is a patented gas-to-liquid (GTL) process, developed over 40 years of research, which converts natural gas into a crystal-clear base oil. Base oil, usually made from crude oil, is the main component of finished oils and plays a vital role in the quality of the finished engine oil. The base oil is produced at the Pearl GTL plant in Qatar, a partnership between Shell and Qatar Petroleum. From 2015, BMW service customers benefit from the integration of Shell's global lubricants supply chain with its gas value chain in Qatar.

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