news release

Chevron Oronite is prepared to meet ILSAC GF-7 specifications

SAN RAMON, Calif., May 24, 2023– Chevron Oronite is prepared to meet the recently announced ILSAC GF-7 specifications.  Oronite has been actively involved in industry discussions over the last few months that led to an accelerated implementation of the category, with an expected first licensing date of early 2025.


“Oronite’s strong formulating knowledge and product development experience as well as learnings from previous category changes have us well positioned to meet the GF-7 specifications,” said Laura Boudreau, vice-president, Global Technology, Chevron Oronite.  One of the most important priorities of the new ILSAC GF-7 category is to help deliver improved fuel economy in addition to tangible benefits for OEMs and consumers, such as better protection against low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI), piston deposits, and timing chain wear.  


As a global leader in passenger car motor oil additives, Oronite will offer a range of flexible solutions to help its customers prepare for the implementation of the new GF-7 category. “Once again Oronite’s PCFlex ADDvantage® approach will benefit our customers as we leverage our innovative technology, exceptional reliability and enduring relationships to deliver value,” said Emmanuelle Faure-Birchem, global product line manager, Automotive Engine Oils, Chevron Oronite. 

For more information, visit Oronite’s GF-7 readiness webpage or customers can contact their local Oronite representative.

About Chevron Oronite

Chevron Oronite is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of fuel and lubricant additives, helping provide solutions to customers globally. Headquartered in San Ramon, California (USA), Chevron Oronite maintains regional offices in Houston (Americas Region), Paris (Europe-Africa-Middle East Region), and Singapore (Asia-Pacific Region); operates manufacturing sites in Belle Chasse, Louisiana (USA), Gonfreville (France), Singapore, and Mauá (Brazil); an affiliated blending and shipping plant in Omaezaki, Japan; technology centers in the USA, France, the Netherlands, Japan and China and has interests in additive companies operating in other locations, including India. Learn more about about Chevron Oronite at


Chevron Oronite is comprised of numerous affiliates that are indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation. For simplicity in this news release, the terms “Chevron Oronite” and/or “Oronite” are used as abbreviated references to Chevron Corporation affiliates that are part of the Chevron Oronite business unit. Nothing in this document is intended to override or supersede the corporate separateness of these entities.

About Chevron

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to enabling human progress. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. We aim to grow our traditional oil and gas business, lower the carbon intensity of our operations and grow new lower carbon businesses in renewable fuels, hydrogen, carbon capture, offsets and other emerging technologies. More information about Chevron is available at