news release

chevron oronite confirms its 

readiness for ILSAC GF-6, introduces 

OLOA® 55600

SAN RAMON, Calif., June 17, 2019 – Chevron Oronite affirmed that it is ready for the May 2020 launch of GF-6 with the introduction of OLOA® 55600, which has been thoroughly tested in real-world conditions, is compatible with hybrids and incorporates the company’s latest passenger car motor oil (PCMO) technology.


“PCMO specifications have seen a significant change in performance requirements over the last few years as we’ve moved from GF-5 through API SN Plus, and now into GF-6. Oronite remains focused on being a technical leader and supporting our customer’s success in PCMO. Our latest flagship solution, OLOA 55600, is built on an innovative, robust and proven PCMO technology,” said Barbara Smith, vice president, Products and Technology, Chevron Oronite. “We are ready to deliver this exciting new product through our reliable, world-class supply chain, and will continue to work with our customers to fulfill their performance needs during and after GF-6 implementation.”


OLOA 55600 delivers the increased engine protection and improved fuel economy required by the new ILSAC GF-6 standard at an efficient treat rate and will provide coverage for dexos1, API SP and ILSAC GF-6 A & B all through one additive package. In addition, it protects against low speed pre-ignition (LSPI), provides robust turbocharger protection, and is compatible with cars fitted with gasoline particulate filters. Customers will also enjoy the flexibility of wide-ranging base oil and viscosity modifier coverage in blending their finished oil packages.


“With over a million miles of testing, the OLOA 55600 platform is built on Oronite’s innovative cascadable product architecture that provides our customers with many options for performance differentiation and simplified logistics within their product lines.” said Teri Crosby, global product line manager, Automotive Engine Oils, Chevron Oronite. “It’s the latest example of our PCFlex ADDvantage, which represents the value, performance and flexibility our customers can achieve by working with our team of experts.”


OLOA 55600 is formulated with their award-winning OLOA 55516 technology in mind. Oronite plans to offer additional flexibility to customers by making OLOA 55516 API SP and ILSAC GF-6 A & B capable. Oronite will also offer this technology with an embedded pour point depressant to interested customers. For more information on OLOA 55600, and OLOA 55516 platforms, customers can contact their local Oronite representative or visit

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.


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 achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. To advance a lower-carbon future, we are focused on cost efficiently lowering our carbon intensity, increasing renewables and offsets in support of our business, and investing in low-carbon technologies that enable commercial solutions.