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Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc.
A Subsidiary of OAO LUKOIL

Company and Product Information

Corporate Office:
East Meadow, NY 11554


OAO Oil Company LUKOIL (LUKOIL) is the leader of the Russian oil industry in exploration, production, refining and marketing of petroleum products. LUKOIL lubricants controls the manufacture of more than 40% of all lubricants produced in Russia, amounting to around 1.2 million tones, and markets these products in more than 20 countries across the globe.
LUKOIL acquired Getty Petroleum Marketing in 2000. Getty serves retail customers through approximately 1,300 gasoline stations located in 13 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Getty is also a marketer of heating oil in New York Mid-Hudson Valley and is a wholesale distributor of a variety of petroleum products through its East Coast petroleum storage and distribution network.


The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is an independent resource for information and insights on the quality of lubricants in the marketplace. Our mission is to serve the consumer of lubricants by randomly sampling and independently testing lubricants taken from the field. Test results are posted along with the brand names on the PQIA website. This webpage provides an analysis on the brand detailed below.

The following are the test results for the sample examined.

Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

Product: LUKOIL Synthetic Blend
Viscosity Grade: SAE 5W-20
Labeling: API SN

Marketed by: GETTY PETROLEUM MARKETING INC., a subsidiary of OAO LUKOIL, East Meadow, NY

Purchased at: Conshohocken, PA

Date of purchase: 1/30/2016


Website(s): www.lukoil.com

Test Results and Assessment:

The results of the tests conducted on this sample meet the SAE J300 specifications for the SAE Viscosity Grade listed on the product label, and are consistent with the listed API Service Categories.

bottle icon Physical Properties pass
Elemental Analysis pass
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Note: Although laboratory tests alone cannot be used to establish if engine oil meets an API Service Category, they can be used to determine if it doesn't.

PHYSICAL TESTS (click for test details) - a Standard LUKOIL
TBN, mg KOH/g (ASTM D2896) 7.3
Viscosity @ 100ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 6.9 to <9.3 8.4
Viscosity @40ºC, cSt (ASTM D445) 48.5
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 150
Viscosity @-30ºC mPa s (cP) (ASTM D5293) 6,600 Max 5,304
Volatility, mass % loss, 1 hr, @ 250ÂșC (ASTM D5800) 15 Max -c 14.0
ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS (click for test details) - a, b
Calcium 1,723
Magnesium 15
Phosphorus, ppm 600 to 800 740
Zinc, ppm 813
Molybdenum,  ppm <1
Barium, ppm <1
Boron, ppm 4
Silicon, ppm 4
Potassium, ppm <5
Manganese, ppm <1
Titanium, ppm <1
Copper, ppm <1
Sodium, ppm 472
Vanadium, ppm <1
Silver, ppm <1
Aluminum, ppm <1
Chromium, ppm <1
Iron, ppm 1
Nickel, ppm <1
Lead, ppm <1
Antimony, ppm <1
Tin, ppm <1
  1. Standards, shown in yellow are established by API, SAE and others.
  2. Test Method for metal analysis is ASTM D5185.
  3. This specification is expressed to two significant figures, therefore results up to 15.5 are considered on specification.