Semi-Synthetic Passenger Car Engine Oils Explained
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 20 2020

With Semi-Synthetic Passenger Car Engine Oils, also known as Synthetic Blend Engine Oils, the name r…
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Newsletter | August 2020
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 31 2020

PSC Offers Sunoco Sunvis 800 Series Hydraulic Oils that are highly refined, premium quality, anti-we…
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Newsletter | July 2020
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 31 2020

To complement their original Black Wax Coating, Undercoating In A Can has now developed a Polymerize…
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Newsletter | June 2020
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 01 2020

Petroleum Service Company provides a wide variety of lubricating products for all of your small engi…
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Newsletter | April 2020
Petroleum Service Company on May 19 2020

All of our customers are considered essential to us here at PSC. That is why we are filling and ship…
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What is the Best Way to Store an Engine?
James Lewis on Apr 30 2020

There is a lot of equipment out there that is only used intermittently, seasonally or stored for lon…
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How to Store Gasoline and Equipment that runs on Gasoline
James Lewis on Apr 30 2020

In light of the current ongoing pandemic, businesses and personnel have been forced to shut down the…
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How to Store Diesel Fuel and Equipment that runs on Diesel
James Lewis on Apr 30 2020

Due to the current ongoing pandemic, businesses and personnel have been forced to shut down their op…
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Newsletter | March 2020
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 01 2020

We are happy to announce we now offer $95 Flat Rate Freight pricing for shipping to Michigan, Illino…
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Newsletter | February 2020
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 03 2020

Racing Season has officially started!!! For all you racers, make sure you are getting the optimal p…
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Newsletter | January 2020
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 03 2020

Have you called in to PSC or maybe sent an email to sales? Meet the people behind the phones and com…
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Newsletter | October 2019
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 06 2019

Time is running out to Buy Early and Save on Power Service Diesel Fuel Additives. The manufacturer r…
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An Interview with Modern Tire Dealer
Modern Tire Dealer on Oct 18 2019

In a recent article in Modern Tire Dealer magazine, John McCarthy Jr., president of Wilkes-Barre bas…
Newsletter | September 2019
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 30 2019

At PSC, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Learn more about how we are redefining an …
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Phillips 66 Victory AW 20W-50 - Now Available at PSC
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 27 2019

. Phillips 66’s newest aviation oil is now available online at PetroleumServiceCompany.com. Or…
Diesel Fuel Anti-Gels: Power Service vs. Howes
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 16 2019

Owners and operators of diesel-run equipment know the importance of treating their fuel, especially…
Power Service
Aeroshell Changes Aviation Oil Case Sizes
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 05 2019

If you normally purchase Aeroshell aviation oil in cases of twelve one-quart bottles, you might hav…
Aeroshell
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Storing Vintage, Collector, and Muscle Cars
Sunoco Technical Bulletin on Sep 04 2019

Storing a vehicle for months or even years without any fuel related issues takes two things: the cor…
Newsletter | July 2019
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 31 2019

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Newsletter | June 2019
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 01 2019

This month, we launched a brand new video series: Race Weekend Recap. Each Monday, Erin reviews the …
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Newsletter | May 2019
Petroleum Service Company on May 30 2019

Hydraulic Systems provide the force which drives movement in industrial machinery and aids in the tr…
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Why You Need to Treat Your Diesel in the Spring and Summer
Petroleum Service Company on May 29 2019

No diesel owner is going to contest the notion of treating their diesel fuel in the winter, particu…
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Newsletter | April 2019
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 30 2019

Do you know what type of undercoating will work best for your application? At PSC, we carry a variet…
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Buy Racing Fuels Online Thanks to Our Sunoco Partnership
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 12 2019

Did you know that racing fuels can be purchased online from the convenience of your home? Yes, you …
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Newsletter | March 2019
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 28 2019

At PSC, you can shop our premium automotive lubricants easily by component, including engine oils, t…
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Shop Carwell Oil-Based Rust Inhibitors For Corrosion Control
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 26 2019

This winter has been ruthless, so it can be hard to imagine it’s finally spring. Over the winter mo…
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Newsletter | February 2019
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 28 2019

In response to EPA regulations, Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) lowers the NOx concentration in diesel ex…
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Has ExxonMobil Aviation Oil Elite 20W-50 Been Discontinued?
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 05 2019

If you own an aircraft, you want to take care of it to the best of their ability. You might even avo…
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Race Fuel 101: Lead and Leaded Racing Fuels
Sunoco Technical Bulletin on Dec 06 2018

It’s been many decades since lead began to be phased out of pump gas. Most racers today don’t know w…
What is Diesel Bug and How Do I Prevent It?
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 30 2018

Diesel fuel has changed within the past two decades. With these changes have come about a host of i…
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Winterize Your Fuel System
Sunoco Technical Bulletin on Nov 28 2018

The winter season is quickly approaching. This means lots of loose ends to tie up around the garage …
Octane Stability: High Octane vs Low Octane Fuels
Sunoco Technical Bulletin on Nov 22 2018

Octane is the most talked about property when it comes to gasoline. It’s no surprise because selecti…
Mixing Fuels and Calculating Octane
Sunoco Technical Bulletin on Nov 13 2018

We often get these two questions:Can I mix fuels?What is the octane when I mix them?The answer to #1…
Specific Gravity – What Is It And Why Does It Matter?
Sunoco Technical Bulletin on Nov 06 2018

Specific GravityDefinition: specific gravity (noun) – the ratio of the density of any substance to t…
Fuel Metering Basics for Oxygenated Fuels
Sunoco Technical Bulletin on Oct 29 2018

We get a lot of questions about fuel metering changes required for oxygenated fuels… and that is a g…
Race Fuel Storage
Sunoco Technical Bulletin on Oct 25 2018

Race fuels generally last longer than typical pump gas but often times race fuel is stored for sever…
At What Temperature Does Diesel Fuel Gel?
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 18 2018

Do your fuel problems actually stem from diesel gelling or another winter problem? As temperatures…
Diesel
Beyond Octane
Sunoco Technical Bulletin on Oct 17 2018

Overheard at the local track:“High octane fuels burn slower.”“My motor doesn’t need all that octane …
Alcohol and Octane
Sunoco Technical Bulletin on Oct 08 2018

Alcohols like methyl alcohol (methanol) and ethyl alcohol (ethanol) are often used in race fuels. So…
What does AW Stand For?
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 08 2018

When it comes to the different types of hydraulic oil, AW is one of the most commonly-used. But what…
Lubricants
What Does The ISO VG Number Of A Lubricant Mean?
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 26 2018

ISO VG stands for “International Standards Organization Viscosity Grade” and is reported in numbers…
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The first travel agency organized train excursions
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 05 2018

It's no secret that rains revolutionized the way we travel. While things have come a long way since …
General Interest
Liquid Body Armor will Change Body Armor Forever
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 26 2018

Body armor has been around since medieval times in various forms. Constantly undergoing improvements…
Industry
The Women Who Built Waterloo Bridge
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 21 2018

Much like the Women's Land Army of WWI and WWII, women had to replace men who were off fighting for …
Industry
What you need to know about man made diamonds
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 18 2018

They've always said diamonds are a girl's best friend, but they never specified whether or not that …
Industry
Aloha Wanderwell, the World's Most Widely-Traveled Woman
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 12 2018

If Indiana Jones was real, he'd be a woman. More specifically, he'd be this woman: Aloha Wanderwell.…
Culture
The History of the Dr. Marten Boot
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 07 2018

I was recently on a train and saw an ad for Dr. Martens— also known as Docs, Doc Martens and Doctor …
Industry
What is horsepower?
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 05 2018

Even if you've never so much as looked at a horse in your entire life, you've probably heard the ter…
Culture
Strike a Pose: Food Photography and Styling
Petroleum Service Company on May 30 2018

In a world of social media and advertising, looks are everything— and I'm not just talking about peo…
Culture
Should You Use Full Synthetic Passenger Car Engine Oil?
Petroleum Service Company on May 28 2018

When looking for a quality engine oil, you might wonder whether you should go with a full synthetic.…
General Interest
Conventional Passenger Car Engine Oil
Petroleum Service Company on May 25 2018

Before scientists engineered semi-synthetic and fully synthetic oil, people relied on conventional p…
Lubricants
Amarillo Texas' Quirky Cadillac Ranch
Petroleum Service Company on May 23 2018

Take yourself on a cross-country road trip and your excursion is sure to encounter many roadside att…
Autos
The History of RV Camping and How to Care for Yours
Petroleum Service Company on May 21 2018

It's finally camping season! We're airing out our campers and tents and cleaning off our charcoal gr…
General Interest
Petroleum Product of the Week: Mannequins
Petroleum Service Company on May 18 2018

Sometimes, it's difficult to fully envision an outfit until it's displayed on a human (or human-ish)…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Why do some countries drive on the left side of the road?
Petroleum Service Company on May 16 2018

If you've ever visited the United Kingdom, Australia, or the Bahamas, you may have noticed people dr…
General Interest
Why were two Ferraris buried in the 1970s?
Petroleum Service Company on May 11 2018

Ferraris are among the most renowned and expensive cars in the world. Throughout history, they have …
Autos
What made Oregon gun sales double in the '80s?
Petroleum Service Company on May 09 2018

And what does this have to do with Rolls Royces? Well, it all has to do with a man who used to be ca…
Culture
Polish Your Fuel with Power Service Diesel Kleen +Cetane Boost
Petroleum Service Company on May 07 2018

With the arrival of Spring, it's time to clean your diesel fluid with Power Service Diesel Kleen +Ce…
Industry
Petroleum Product of the Week: Ball Pits
Petroleum Service Company on May 04 2018

Some of my best childhood memories involve going to a nearby amusement park and playing in the kiddi…
Petroleum Product of the Week
The Problem with Produce Stickers
Petroleum Service Company on May 02 2018

If you're aiming for a balanced diet, your trip to the grocery store probably involves a stop by the…
Culture
The Incredible Potential of Graphene
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 30 2018

Graphene is a material of many wonders. It offers an array of useful and diverse properties and can …
Culture
How the V-8 Engine Sound is Made
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 29 2018

Everyone's heard it the sweet sound of a V-8 engine powering a beautiful and intricately designed c…
Autos
Nanotechnology: Tooth Sensor Tracks What You Eat
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 27 2018

Health and wellness are at the forefront of many of our minds, day in and day out. A new form of nan…
Tech
The Roads Well-Traveled: The History of America's Transportation Infrastructure
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 23 2018

The timeline of road history is a long and winding one.Sometimes, the most important technologies ar…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Deodorant
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 20 2018

Humans may be the only mammals with a written language, but we're certainly not the only ones who sw…
General Interest
Sealing Oil Well Leaks with Artificial Magma
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 18 2018

There are thousands of inactive oil wells across North America and throughout the world. Several wel…
Industry
During WWII, Queen Elizabeth II Was a Truck Mechanic
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 16 2018

My recent binging of the Netflix original series, The Crown, has led to a fascination with the royal…
Culture
Could Desert Sand be Used to Make Concrete?
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 13 2018

As the most widely used building material in the world, concrete relies on sand to make it strong an…
Culture
It's Time to Spring Clean Your Car
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 11 2018

I'm not sure about you, but something I need to make time to do this year is to take a look at the u…
Autos
A Look at Some of History's Most Toxic Colors
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 09 2018

Can you paint with all the colors of history?No, because a lot of them are just too toxic.Unless you…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Artificial Leather
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 06 2018

As a substitute material for genuine leather, artificial leather is a mixture of plastic and leather…
Petroleum Product of the Week
The U.S. Wanted to Use Bat Bombs to Fight the Japanese in World War II
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 04 2018

I can only imagine what was going through Lytle S. Adams' mind when, upon hearing news of the Japane…
Culture
The Science Behind Trailer Tails and Skirts
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 02 2018

I remember the first time I saw the odd flaps on the back of a truck driving on the highway. I thoug…
Energy
Automotive Aerodynamics
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 30 2018

In today's world, automotive aerodynamics and efficiency are a priority. The gas mileage a car gets …
Autos
The Invention and Application of Safety Grooving
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 28 2018

I was running around with some friends in the rain one night when I witnessed something both horribl…
Industry
What Does Grease Color Mean and How Does it Affect Lubrication?
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 26 2018

Greases are solid or semi-solid lubricants generally composed of oil(s) thickened with soap (or othe…
Lubricants
Petroleum Product of the Week: Hard Hats
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 23 2018

No mater what you're doing, safety is important. In many industries, hard hats are common, everyday …
Petroleum Product of the Week
The Top 5 Best Selling Cars of All Time
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 21 2018

Since the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine debuted in 1885, people have pur…
Autos
Bakelite: The Material of a Thousand Uses
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 19 2018

Bakelite is a unique type of plastic that, similar to gold and silver, makes jewelry valuable. Bakel…
General Interest
The Montana Sapphire Industry
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 16 2018

Brilliant, blue sapphires are timeless gems that are popular around the world. They also come in a v…
Industry
Lamborghini Put the Tractor Before the Bull
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 14 2018

Lamborghinis are luxury sports cars known for their speed, power, and comfort. With their flashy des…
Autos
Steam and STEAM: How We Can Power the Next Industrial Revolution
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 12 2018

History repeats itself, they say.And they, of course, often attribute this to the mistakes we make. …
Tech
Petroleum Product of the Week: Lotion
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 09 2018

When the air is cold and dry, you're probably going through buckets of this stuff. But what exactly …
Petroleum Product of the Week
Skiing: Here's the Key to Gliding Down the Slopes
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 07 2018

This time of year, skiing is a popular sport for many. For some, it's popular year-round if the weat…
Culture
The Importance of Reading: Supporting Local Read Across America Events
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 06 2018

Every year on March 2nd, children (and adults, too!) celebrate National Read Across America Day and …
Culture
How to Get Your Lawnmower Ready for Spring: Maintenance Essentials
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 02 2018

Hopefully, those of us in the Northeast will soon get to put our shovels and snow blowers away for w…
Culture
The Latest from PSC | Videos to Kick off the Year
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 28 2018

We're just getting into 2018, and our video team has been working harder than ever to create some gr…
Industry
What's in a Barrel of Oil? The 42-Gallon Breakdown
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 26 2018

Have you ever wondered what, exactly, is in a barrel of oil? It's certainly not full of monkeys, tha…
Lubricants
Petroleum Product of the Week: Acrylic Paint
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 23 2018

"Color my life with the chaos of trouble." Or, you know, paint works, too. Humans have been ma…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Can a Car Corrode in Space?
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 21 2018

A car in space is out of this world SpaceX's recent Falcon Heavy rocket launch has given us plenty…
Autos
The Future of Carbon Fiber is Looking Rather Green
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 19 2018

Carbon fiber, as it is, is stronger than steel while being much lighter. And while it's found in eve…
Tech
Zamboni's Quest for Great Ice
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 16 2018

We are one week into the 2018 Winter Olympics and have witnessed infinite talent on the ice. From fi…
Culture
Why do we love cars so much?
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 14 2018

I know why I love cars— because growing up my dad always took the family to car shows and it's just …
Autos
What is Rust (and how can you stop its reign of terror)?
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 12 2018

From automotive undercarriages to old boats, chains, trains, and wheelbarrows, rust is pervasive. An…
Autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Hairspray
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 09 2018

Before the musical and before the hair commercials, hairspray's history started out, well, outside o…
Petroleum Product of the Week
History of Canned Food and How it Changed the Industry
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 07 2018

"Because we can, can, can Yes we can, can, can, can Can, can, can, can, can" --Fatboy Slim Pri…
Culture
All About Racing Tires and a Brief History of Racing
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 05 2018

From the Grand Prix to drag racing, putting the pedal to the metal has been a pastime around the wor…
Autos
History and Evolution of Medicine
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 02 2018

We've written about petroleum's role in aspirin before, and we've even talked about futuristic devic…
Industry
Should You Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 31 2018

Owning a car requires taking preventive maintenance steps to ensure your car lasts as long as possib…
Autos
Dive into the Internet's Undersea Cables
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 29 2018

Today's internet connection is essentially wireless and can be used in almost any location through w…
Tech
Petroleum Product of the Week: Dog Collars
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 26 2018

I have a confession: I have one dog, but more than ten dog collars at home. Seeing it written down .…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Popular Pastime: History of the Board Game Industry
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 24 2018

When I was younger, we used to have an RV parked out behind my home. When the weather was nice, I wo…
Culture
A Brief History of Self-Serve Gas Stations
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 22 2018

For many of us, we don't really have to put too much thought into pumping our own gas. When our tank…
Autos
The Four Categories of Petroleum Classification
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 22 2018

Petroleum is everywhere. Crude oil, in one form or another, powers our day-to-day lives. It's compos…
Industry
The Science Behind Tire Tread Patterns
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 19 2018

You might have noticed that your tire's tread might not look like those on your friend's car or your…
Autos
The Kodiak Queen: A Naval Ship's New Life
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 17 2018

In Spring 2017, British businessman Richard Branson intentionally sunk a decorated naval ship, the K…
Culture
Understanding The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 15 2018

Ninety-nine years ago, on an unseasonably warm January day, 2 million gallons of black, sticky molas…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Fishing Rods
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 12 2018

If you've ever gone fishing, you know how important it is to use a fishing rod that's appropriate fo…
Petroleum Product of the Week
How Car Recycling Works
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 10 2018

When it comes to reusing, most of us probably encounter recycling options for things like paper and …
Autos
A Brief History of the Fitness Industry
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 08 2018

Today's gyms have something for everyone, and you can find people of all ages there at any given tim…
Culture
The Lumière Brothers: Projecting the Future of Cinema
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 05 2018

Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière were pioneers in the photography industry and were among the firs…
Culture
What is an Automatic Lubrication System?
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 03 2018

We all know the importance of lubrication in making sure all things run smoothly. But did you know t…
Lubricants
All About the New Year's Eve Ball in Times Square
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 01 2018

Each year, you may tune in or even go to watch the New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square at midni…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Hair Color
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 29 2017

With the changing of seasons sometimes come the changing of hair colors. Temperatures drop and peopl…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Alfred Nobel and the Gas Meter Invention
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 27 2017

In 1895, the Nobel Prize foundation was born when Alfred Nobel signed a majority of his wealth over …
Culture
How Does Winter Affect Your Car's Tires?
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 25 2017

With winter comes all sorts of good stuff: sledding, snowball fights, cozy fires, and skiing are jus…
Autos
History of the Cable-Stayed Bridge
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 22 2017

Cable-stayed bridges trace back to the 19th century in Europe where they were heavily utilized befor…
Culture
The Evolution of the Christmas Card Industry
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 20 2017

By this time, your home is probably filled with holiday greetings in the form of paper cards from fa…
Culture
Lubricant Breakdown on the Night Before Christmas
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 18 2017

The Holidays always get us a little cheery here at Industrial Outpost. While we listen to Christmas …
Culture
History and Evolution of Food Transportation
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 13 2017

It's no secret that refrigeration revolutionized the way that we look at, use, and eat food. Things …
Industry
How do Matches Light?
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 11 2017

With the arrival of winter, you may be happy to light your fireplace, candles, or even an outdoor fi…
Culture
History and Development of the Printing Press
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 08 2017

As a writer, I love all things printing press. They create everything I love from books to magazine…
Industry
Should You Drive with Your Hands in the '10 and 2' Position?
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 06 2017

When learning to drive, the instructor may have told you to place your hands at 10 and 2— your right…
Autos
How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Car Lubricants?
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 04 2017

Just as cold, winter weather affects you (we typically don't don down layers in the middle of July),…
Autos
The Science of Time Travel: Is it Possible?
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 30 2017

Doctor Who. Back to the Future. Rip Van Winkle.Time travel has been a part of written popular cultur…
Culture
What do Screwdrivers and Rotting Butter Have in Common?
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 29 2017

Here's a hint: it all has to do with that smell.Have you ever encountered an old set of screwdrivers…
Culture
All About Alcohol-Powered Racing Cars
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 27 2017

Alcohol has been used as a means of fuel for a long time. Butanol, ethanol, methanol, and propanol c…
Autos
5 things you should never do in an automatic car
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 24 2017

Most of us know that there are a few things you should never do in a car with standard transmission,…
Autos
What is Engine Oil Analysis?
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 22 2017

Engine oil analysis is a key component of regular maintenance routines. It's a quick and efficient w…
Autos
The Rise of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 20 2017

It's not really a proper celebration with at least a few balloons. But what about when those balloon…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Lipstick
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 17 2017

"Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together." --Elizabeth Taylor Th…
Petroleum Product of the Week
We Undercoated an RV and Here's What We Learned
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 15 2017

RV's and motorhomes are frequently subject to harsh environments when going on outdoor adventures. …
Autos
The History Behind Diesel Train Engines
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 13 2017

I've always loved trains; there's just something magical about them (possibly thanks to a certain wi…
Autos
Third Round of Price Increase for Finished Lubricants
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 13 2017

Rising costs of raw materials, including base oils and additives, are to blame for the three rounds …
Lubricants
The Power of Songs in the Coal Industry
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 11 2017

We all know one version of "House of the Rising Sun." It's a classic folksong that has been redone a…
Culture
Understanding Types of Lubricants: Grease
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 10 2017

Choosing the Right GreaseWhen it comes to your vehicle, your industrial manufacturing equipment, and…
Lubricants
How Koch Saved Kendall Motor Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 06 2017

As one of the leading motor oil brands, Kendall has a rich and unique history. Kendall Motor Oi…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Money
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 03 2017

It's all about the Hamiltons, baby. Money has been around for a while since at least 3,000 B.C. B…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Crack Sealing: The Reason Behind the Road Squiggles
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 01 2017

If you've ever found yourself driving down a long stretch of rural highway for any length of time, y…
Autos
Mussels are No Match for Lubricants
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 30 2017

As an expert in maintaining your vehicle and keeping it well-oiled, you know how important lubricant…
Culture
The Oddity That is the Safety Coffin
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 27 2017

No one wants to be buried alive. I remember watching 13: Fear is Real when it came out back in 2009 …
Culture
Why Lubricant Additives are Important
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 25 2017

There's a reason why additives are added to your lubricating oil;  in fact, there are plenty of…
Lubricants
Microsoft and Porsche: An Unlikely Pair
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 23 2017

Car enthusiasts realize their passion for automobiles several different ways. Attending a car show, …
Autos
What is Urban Warming and How is LA Fighting it?
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 18 2017

Urban heat islands, also called urban warming, is becoming more and more common. Lately, cities have…
Industry
5 Common Automotive Engine Myths
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 16 2017

Proper engine maintenance is key if you want to keep your car driving smoothly for as long as possib…
Autos
Why is Lead so Poisonous?
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 13 2017

Oh, lead.[caption id="attachment_8727" align="alignright" width="271"] Lead glass contains, you gues…
Culture
Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Industrial Environments?
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 11 2017

Artificial intelligence encompasses more than you might think.Merriam-Webster defines artificial int…
Tech
The Car Dashboard Evolution
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 09 2017

In today's tech-driven era, the dashboard on your car most likely does more than ever before. Driver…
Autos
History of Haunted Hayrides and Houses
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 04 2017

This time of year is my absolute favorite. The smell in the air, pumpkin pie, and haunted hayrides.I…
Culture
Ford Calls on Students for Future Truck Design
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 02 2017

The Ford F-Series holds the title of best-selling car in American history, and Ford wants to keep th…
Autos
Industrial Innovations: the History of the Sewing Machine
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 29 2017

Were you to make a list of some of the most important inventions of all time steel would probably be…
Culture
The Oil Rainbow Effect
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 27 2017

After a storm, you may have gone outside to enjoy the scent of fresh rain and noticed a rainbow…
culture
Hair Trimmings Are Being Used to Clean Up Spilled Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 25 2017

If you're looking for another reason to keep on top of your regular haircuts, look no further. Tak…
Industry
Biomimicry: When Nature Inspires Technology
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 20 2017

Sometimes the best inventions just grab you and stick with you.In 1941, Swiss engineer George de Mes…
Tech
Benefits and Uses of Full Synthetic Engine Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 15 2017

It's not uncommon for a vehicle to require using full synthetic engine oil--but, why? Well, the synt…
Autos
All About DEET and Plastic: What's the Deal?
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 15 2017

I'm a little nuts about ticks right now, so I always make sure that I use bug spray with DEET when I…
Industry
New Jersey: The Birthplace of American Industry and Innovation
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 11 2017

When we think of American innovation and technological advancement, California is really at the fore…
Culture
Gunk Glass Cleaner: Streak Free and Industrial Strength
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 09 2017

Summer adventure calls for an industrial strength cleaner and PSC has you covered.Driving through sc…
Industry
Petroleum Product of the Week: Artificial Turf
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 08 2017

The official start of the 2017 NFL season means seeing your favorite team, going to tailgates, and l…
Petroleum Product of the Week
All About Passenger Car Engine Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 06 2017

If you're wondering what exactly classifies as a passenger car motor/engine oil (PCMO), the answer i…
Autos
The Industrial Revolution and the Rise of Labor Day
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 04 2017

As you fire up that grill in your white clothes and polarized sunglasses, you might casually wonder,…
culture
The Evolution of Firearms: From Hand Cannons to 3D Printed Hand Guns
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 01 2017

Whether you belong to a shooting range and practice regularly or grew up hunting seasonally, you lik…
industry
Seismic Surveying in the Gas and Oil Industry
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 30 2017

As the gas and oil industry continues to grow, explorers rely on seismic surveying to determine the …
Industry
How Understanding Viscosity Can Help You Enjoy Ketchup More
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 28 2017

So, say you're at a nice restaurant. Maybe you're on a date or having an important business lunch. Y…
Culture
Soft-Robots Heal Themselves with Specialized Rubber
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 23 2017

Scientists derive rubbery materials naturally from trees or manufactured synthetically from petroleu…
Tech
5 Things You Should Never Do in Your Manual Car
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 21 2017

There are a lot of things you have to do right when driving a manual car. With an automatic, ther…
Autos
Are Diesel Emissions Really More Polluting than Gasoline?
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 16 2017

Diesel vs. Gasoline: Will the Great Debate Ever End?Diesel engines are divisive, to say the least. I…
Autos
Made of Steel: A Mission to Manufacture the Safest Cars
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 16 2017

From 2000 to 2016, the steel industry contributed to offering between 170 and 226 car models on the …
Autos
Everything You Need to Know About Recycling Motor Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 14 2017

In a world that is becoming more and more aware of the importance of recycling, we thought it was ab…
Autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Kayaks
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 11 2017

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is get out on a kayak and spend some time on the r…
Petroleum Product of the Week
What in Tarnation are the La Brea Tar Pits?
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 07 2017

Where else can you find a Dire Wolf outside of Westeros? California, of course.If you ever find your…
Culture
Oh My Gears: Understanding the Ancient Antikythera Mechanism
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 04 2017

If a ship sinks more than 2,000 years ago and no one's around to witness it, does it make a splash i…
Culture
Auto Show Models Through the Ages
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 02 2017

Classic cars and beautiful women are instantly paired in the minds of many. There's just something a…
Autos
What is the Shelf Life of Oil? Ins and Outs of Oil Storage
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 31 2017

If you frequently purchase oil drums for your business or quarts to maintain an engine, you may ofte…
Autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Fidget Spinners
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 28 2017

Fidget spinners are one of the most popular products today among both children and adults.These fidg…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Now is the Time to Undercoat Your Vehicle
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 26 2017

Purchasing a vehicle is a huge investment. Whether it's a light passenger car or a heavy duty commer…
Autos
Lubricants and Their Role in Roller Skating
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 24 2017

Some of my favorite birthday parties to attend when I was younger were the ones held at local skatin…
Culture
Leaded Gasoline--What's Up With That?
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 19 2017

If you've gone to the gas pump recently (I mean, who of us hasn't?), you might not pay much attentio…
Autos
Oil: Bowling's Slick, Invisible Superhero
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 17 2017

Bowling Lanes and Oil Go Hand-in-Hand.The first time you went bowling, you may have noticed the ball…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Sunglasses
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 14 2017

In the summer, you want to look super shady, right? Uhh ...Everyone knows that the best way to look …
Petroleum Product of the Week
Kendall GT-1 Euro Oil Meets Chrysler MS-11106 EcoDiesel Requirements
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 12 2017

A technical service bulletin was issued for 2016 Ram EcoDiesel and Jeep Grand Cherokee. In 2014, en…
Autos
The Evolution of Trains: A Brief History
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 10 2017

Trains kicked off a massive change in the way that we do things as a civilization, and they continue…
Autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Pencils
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 07 2017

Pencils. These yellow, wooden word-makers bring me back to my elementary school days where I used th…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Kurt Vonnegut, Cloud Seeding, and the Power of the Weather
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 05 2017

Q: What does a novel, GE, and governmental control of the weather have in common?A: At least one Von…
Culture
Supernatural's 1967 Chevrolet Impala
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 03 2017

Imagine walking into a warehouse full of '67 Impala cars and car parts.Well, that exists, and it's a…
Autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Drums
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 30 2017

Last year, we dove into the history of the 4th of July and talked all about fireworks. This year, we…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Why it's Important to Treat Diesel Fuel Year-Round
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 29 2017

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Autos
How 'Mechanical Gears' Help These Insects Jump
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 28 2017

We're no strangers to gears. They appear in mechanisms dating back before the common era and continu…
Tech
Polyethylene Balloons Keep an Eye on Hurricanes
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 26 2017

On a day-to-day basis, it's nearly impossible to avoid coming in contact with polyethylene. The most…
Tech
Petroleum Product of the Week: High Heels
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 23 2017

Long before powerful television policewomen were hitting the streets in surprisingly high heels whil…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Could a Nylon Parachute Deliver Your Amazon Order?
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 21 2017

What do parachutist Adeline Gray and Amazon have in common? Well, you'd be surprised. 75 years ago…
Culture
Of Ships and Sea Monsters: What's the Connection?
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 19 2017

Ships are the reason a lot of us live where we live today. Early world explorers and settlers travel…
Autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Styrofoam
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 16 2017

You hear the roar of a UPS truck and eagerly check the front porch. There they are, they're finally …
Petroleum Product of the Week
DeVilbiss Air Compressor Restoration
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 14 2017

The sound of an air compressor is part of my childhood. I grew up hearing the startup of the motor w…
Lubricants
Petroleum Product of the Week: CDs
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 09 2017

To this day, there are still certain bands that I will buy CDs for. Many people have switched to a 1…
Petroleum Product of the Week
From Reservoir to Rig: The Petroleum Exhibit for Future Professionals
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 07 2017

Over 35,000 petroleum engineers work in the United States each year.They work at drilling sites unde…
Culture
How the Staatliches Bauhaus Fused Art and Industrial Design
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 05 2017

"If today's arts love the machine, technology and organization, if they aspire to precision and reje…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Porta-Potties
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 02 2017

Porta-potty. Port-a-john. Jiffy-john. Honey pot. Porta-loo. Toi-toi ... No matter what you call the…
Petroleum Product of the Week
These Industrial Absorbent Products Got You Covered
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 01 2017

While there's no use crying over spilled milk, but spilled oil is another story entirely.At PSC, we …
Lubricants
The Curse of James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder
Petroleum Service Company on May 31 2017

I'll never forget the first time I saw a James Dean film. I was in a Classic Movie Club in high scho…
Autos
Memorial Day Tribute
Petroleum Service Company on May 29 2017

"We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do kno…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Artificial Heart Valve
Petroleum Service Company on May 26 2017

Love is an open door-- literally. Heart valves function like doors for blood to flow in and out. Lik…
Petroleum Product of the Week
The Industrial Revolution Was a Steamy Time in History
Petroleum Service Company on May 24 2017

And we don't mean Soap Opera steamy--although things were certainly hot.When it comes to steam techn…
Culture
Cummins, Inc. Recommends Two Power Service® Products
Petroleum Service Company on May 22 2017

Cummins, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of diesel engines and has recently announced that …
Autos
MOSE Project in Venice Might Just Save the City of Water
Petroleum Service Company on May 21 2017

The MOSE project, which stands for MOdulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico (and translates to Experimen…
Tech
Petroleum Product of the Week: Hammocks
Petroleum Service Company on May 19 2017

I'm looking into purchasing a hammock and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to look into ho…
Petroleum Product of the Week
How Do You Lubricate a 10,000 Year Clock?
Petroleum Service Company on May 17 2017

Time flies when you're busy contemplating the next ten millennia...Time. It's on your side. It's cha…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Elastic Underwear
Petroleum Service Company on May 12 2017

Tighty whities, boxers, g-strings, boxer briefs, hipsters ... short of going commando, chances are y…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Understanding Standard Transmission
Petroleum Service Company on May 12 2017

Confession: I don't actually know how to drive a manual car. I tried once, in the parking lot of one…
Autos
Oops There Goes Another Rubber Tree Plant: the History of Natural Rubber
Petroleum Service Company on May 10 2017

He's got high hopes...about rubberRubber plays an important role in the function of your car (the ti…
Culture
The Rise of the Autonomous Car
Petroleum Service Company on May 08 2017

We're hearing more and more about it these days: the autonomous car.Autonomous defines anything with…
Autos
Purple Power: The #1 Everything Cleaner
Petroleum Service Company on May 03 2017

For Spring Dreamers and Dreaders It's that time of the year: spring. You might not be much into th…
Industry
What Do Steam Cars and Stephen King Have in Common?
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 26 2017

Photography, steam cars, and a haunted hotel —all have something in common--a pair of brothers born …
Culture
What is the Paris Climate Agreement?
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 24 2017

Things are heating up.With news of big oil companies wanting President Trump to stay in the Paris Cl…
Industry
Petroleum Product of the Week: Lip Balm
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 21 2017

My brother once told me I was addicted to lip balm. He wasn't making fun of me he meant it. I had b…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Everything You Need to Know About Microfibers and Their Impact on Ocean Life
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 19 2017

Here's a statistic for you: 95% of waterways' plastic pollution comes from microfibers. This is comp…
Culture
Understanding Lubricants: Solid and Dry Film Lubricants
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 17 2017

When we think of lubricants, we tend to think more along the lines of fluids--substances that are fl…
Lubricants
Petroleum Product of the Week: Easter
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 14 2017

When it comes to traditions, there is no holiday more colorful than Easter.Between the brightly dyed…
Petroleum Product of the Week
What Exactly Are Sponge Parks?
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 12 2017

When I first heard the term —sponge park " I envisioned children running around in a park pretty muc…
Culture
Where Are Don Draper's Accounts Today?
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 10 2017

There was a period of time when I wanted to move to New York and be a big-time advertising gal. I ha…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Bicycles
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 07 2017

As the weather warms, it's time to bring out our bicycles and get back to riding! There's nothing t…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Oil Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: New Diesel and Gasoline Engine Oil Specifications
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 06 2017

Selecting the right oil for your vehicle is critical in ensuring it remains a smooth-running and …
Autos
Sandblasting and the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 03 2017

When it comes to sandblasting, the importance of safety cannot be stressed enough. That safety expan…
Sandblasting
Petroleum Product of the Week: Mattresses
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 31 2017

Side sleeper pillows, Egyptian cotton sheet sets, memory foam topper, down comforter, your significa…
Petroleum Product of the Week
What is MIL-H-5606?
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 29 2017

What does it mean when an oil meets MIL-H-5606 specifications? There are different oils and lubrica…
Lubricants
3D Printed Houses Are Becoming a Real Estate Reality
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 27 2017

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around 3D printers. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought…
Tech
Petroleum Product of the Week: Light Bulbs
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 24 2017

About two weeks after we sprung our clocks ahead for an extra hour of daylight we celebrate Earth …
Petroleum Product of the Week
Could a 150-Year-Old Patent Be the Answer to Saving American Steel?
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 22 2017

An apparent decline in U.S. steel production has been a crisis for many Americans. U.S. Steel Corp…
Industry
The Story Behind WD-40
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 20 2017

WD-40 is a celebrity amongst fellow lubricants. It's become a household name over the years, and rig…
Lubricants
Petroleum Product of the Week: Beer Widget
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 17 2017

If you don't have the good fortune of enjoying a perfectly poured pint of Draught Guinness this St.…
Petroleum Product of the Week
The Butcher Baker and the Alaskan Pipeline Murders
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 15 2017

The Butcher Baker was an American serial killer who terrorized Alaska for twelve years, between 1971…
Culture
Understanding Types of Lubricants: Synthetic Oils
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 13 2017

Sometimes when we think of synthetic, it tends to be in direct opposition to natural: synthetic fibe…
Lubricants
Petroleum Product of the Week: Microphones
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 10 2017

If you think about the magical capabilities of microphones for a moment, you may begin to realize ju…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Yondr Phone Pouch Saves the Show
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 06 2017

I'm a big live-in-the-moment kind —of gal, and one of my biggest pet peeves is getting some assistan…
Culture
The role of fossil fuels in Trump's USA and the bottleneck of Renewable Energy
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 02 2017

Fossil fuels are the driving force of the modern American economy as well as much of the developed w…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Basketballs
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 02 2017

March means March Madness for many, many people...which means basketball. This is an entire mont…
Petroleum Product of the Week
How John Wick Services his 1969 Ford Mustang
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 27 2017

By Summit Entertainment, Fair use. John Wick is back and better than ever in an action-packed s…
Autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Formaldehyde
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 24 2017

If you've ever had to dissect something in a science class, you can probably recall that awful smell…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Presidents' Day: Five Bridges Named After U.S. Presidents
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 20 2017

This Presidents' Day, everyone at Industrial Outpost is taking the time to celebrate what it is to b…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Electric Guitars
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 17 2017

Without the electric guitar, some of history's greatest musicians and performers may have never been…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Can Human Fat be Used to Fuel Your Car?
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 15 2017

It's not the prettiest thing to think about, I know. But what if an alternative form of fuel is star…
Autos
A Beauty Junkie's Guide to Petroleum Jelly
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 13 2017

Vaseline, or Petroleum Jelly, has many uses, both practical and downright silly (see our Petroleum P…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Photographic Film
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 10 2017

Before digital cameras (and subsequent camera phones) became common to the public, taking a photo wa…
Petroleum Product of the Week
You've Got Options When It Comes to Fueling Your Car
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 08 2017

I've always wanted to convert my car to run off old restaurant frying oil. I have yet to do it, but …
Autos
What are Compounded Gear Oils?
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 06 2017

Why--and When--Should You Use a Compounded Gear Oil?We know not all oils are created equal: some are…
Lubricants
Petroleum Product of the Week: Funko Pop! Vinyl
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 03 2017

They're like little bobble heads without the bobble. Their big, carton-y eyes are just downright ado…
Petroleum Product of the Week
America's manufacturing sector can take a few tips from the Germans
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 02 2017

A city upon a hill. A manufacturing powerhouse. An energy-efficient country; a country run on indust…
Culture
Someone Invented a Real-Life Sonic Screwdriver
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 30 2017

Do you hear that? It's like ... a whining or a wheezing? It's getting louder!What's that? An old tel…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Cables
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 27 2017

Researchers from the Semiconductor Industry Association have predicted that by 2040, there won't be …
Petroleum Product of the Week
What a Trump presidency could mean for the US automotive industry
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 25 2017

On Tuesday morning, President Trump sat down with the respective CEOs of the United States' largest …
Culture
Understanding Types of Lubricants: Biolubricants
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 23 2017

Environmentally-friendly lubricating oils do exist-- and they don't require sacrificing performance.…
Lubricants
Petroleum Product of the Week: Greek Fire
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 20 2017

Picture yourself in a boat on a river the sea. It's ancient times. You don't know the exact dat…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Understanding Types of Lubricants: Base Oil Groups
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 18 2017

Lubricants are primarily used to reduce the friction between two surfaces in mutual contact; in redu…
Lubricants
From Plastic to Property: Recycled Homes
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 16 2017

Sleeping Beauty's fairy godmothers never said make it green, " but eco-friendly options are all the…
Industry
Oil & Blood: the Mysterious Murder at the Greystone Mansion
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 11 2017

The Greystone Mansion isn't your typical 46,000 sq. ft. 1920s Tudor Revival located in Beverly Hills…
Culture
Ever Wonder How Oil Refineries Work?
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 09 2017

How does that black, gooey stuff that comes out of the ground turn into the clear, easy-flowing liqu…
Industry
The History of Fuel Transportation
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 04 2017

There's no denying transportation's quick and efficient evolution. From bicycles to airplanes, trans…
Autos
What's a High Viscosity Index Hydraulic (HVI) Oil?
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 02 2017

In a world full of all kinds of different industrial lubricants, greases, and fluids, it's incredibl…
Lubricants
Petroleum Product of the Week: Champagne Flutes
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 30 2016

2016 is almost over and many of you out there may be thinking, thank goodness. This past year was…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Know Your Food Grade Lubricants
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 28 2016

Lubricants play an important role in keeping the food service industry running smoothly and safely. …
Lubricants
True or False: Oil Comes from Dinosaurs
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 26 2016

How cool is the recent news of a dinosaur tail with intact feathers preserved inside a piece of ambe…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Candy Canes
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 23 2016

They come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors. Chances are, if you've attended any Christmas …
Petroleum Product of the Week
Is It Possible for Santa to Run a Toy Factory in the North Pole?
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 21 2016

Though the exact location of his infamous house and workshop is unknown (I imagine it's to avoid the…
Culture
5 Fascinating Industrial Towns in the U.S.
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 19 2016

You don't have to go to Mars to experience living somewhere truly out of this world. Industry re…
Industry
Petroleum Product of the Week: Wrapping Paper
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 16 2016

Over 500 years ago, Gutenberg's printing press surfaced as one of the most groundbreaking inventions…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Evolution of the Gas Pump
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 14 2016

It all began with a man named Sylvanus Bowser, who patented his kerosene pump in 1885.Invention Cr…
Culture
Someday Your Toilet Might Be a Viable Source of Alternative Energy
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 12 2016

Toilet. Loo. Porcelain throne. The Oval Office.Whatever you call it, how often do you really think a…
Energy
Petroleum Product of the Week: Christmas Lights
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 09 2016

'Tis the season for all things seasonal. No, seriously...are you tired of listening to Christmas mu…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Nanomanufacturing | The Shrinking of an Entire Industry
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 06 2016

Just how small is 'nano?' " This question tops the list of the National Nanotechnology Initiative…
Industry
DAPL Update: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Denies Permit, Construction Halted
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 05 2016

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners LP a b…
Energy
Petroleum Product of the Week: Artificial Christmas Trees
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 02 2016

'Tis the season to deck the halls with jingle bells and Christmas trees. Artificial trees are a p…
Petroleum Product of the Week
CNG may be the new, preferred fuel for Fleet Owners
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 29 2016

Commercial vehicle fleets are not all diesel-powered. Over the last few years, the diesel-dominate…
Autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Footballs
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 25 2016

It's a Thursday morning: ice cold, snow on the ground, and an extra-large coffee in my hands. I…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Why Do Marine Animals Eat Plastic Debris?
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 23 2016

Plastic has become the backbone of this modern age.This can be seen as both a good thing and a bad t…
Culture
The Asian Super Grid | Renewable Energy at a High Cost
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 21 2016

Much unlike the many alternative energy efforts undertaken daily across the globe, the Asian Super G…
Energy
Petroleum Product of the Week: Aspirin
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 18 2016

It seems pretty safe to say that November has been a month of headaches for a lot of people. And …
Petroleum Product of the Week
Plastic by Numbers: What Do the Recycling Codes Mean?
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 16 2016

Advances in recycling technology mean that more and more materials are recyclable— including plastic…
Culture
Will Trump's Presidency Change the Rankings of Top Oil Producers?
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 14 2016

Last June, the United States overtook Russia and became the world's largest oil and natural-gas prod…
Industry
Thank You, Veterans
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 12 2016

In honor of Veteran's Day, all of us at Petroleum Service Company would like to thank all the men an…
Culture
LP vs HP: Which Blast Machine Do I Need?
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 09 2016

One question we hear frequently is, Which blast machine do I need...HP or LP?Here's a hint: it all…
Sandblasting
By the 2020s, we may be able to mine asteroids for rocket fuels and precious metals
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 07 2016

Getting into the mining business for coal and metallic minerals in 2016 may seem like a fruitless bu…
Lubricants
Life in 1908: A Snapshot of the US the Last Time the Cubs Won the World Series
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 05 2016

Just about everyone has been talking about the Cubs finally winning the World Series. And with goo…
Culture
The Consequences of Global Energy Poverty
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 02 2016

"Access to energy is fundamental to improving quality of life and is a key imperative for economic d…
Energy
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Without OIL, we can NEVER hope to reach 100% renewable energy.
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 31 2016

The movement towards —environmentally-friendly " energy resources (definitively amplified in Preside…
Energy
Understanding the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 28 2016

As of Friday, October 28, police have arrested at least 141 people protesting on private land regard…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Halloween Edition
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 28 2016

When you think of Halloween, you're probably not thinking of petroleum.You think of candy, right? An…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Huge shale discovery in West Texas may lead to a miniature US oil boom
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 26 2016

It's been a long time since the Apache Corporation of Houston, Texas drilled its first oil well. Wes…
Energy
Northeastern PA coal miners flourish in a dying market, "Coal will not recover" say economists
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 25 2016

Here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, coal takes on a new meaning. For us, it's not just a seemingly …
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Football Helmets
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 21 2016

For the nearly $8 billion dollar business that is the NFL, so much of its yearly profit weighs heavi…
Lubricants
Petroliana and Gas Station Toy Truck Memorabilia
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 19 2016

Gas and oil company memorabilia is a favorite category of collectibles. So much so that it even has …
Culture
Is the world actually ready for autonomous vehicles?
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 12 2016

Self-driving automobiles seem like a natural, evolutionary stop along the automobile's development …
Autos
Both Presidential Candidates say US infrastructure is in shambles; is it beyond repair? Economists weigh in.
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 11 2016

"...the state of our infrastructure is a national emergency. We have bridges that are right now too …
Culture
Trump, Clinton, and their plans to revitalize the US manufacturing sector
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 07 2016

Little over a week ago, most American eyes and ears were busy scrutinizing the back-and-forth exchan…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Diesel Fuel Additives
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 07 2016

Winter is coming.No, not season 7. " Literally, the season. The winter season is coming. Cripes. W…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Petroleum Product of the Week: Toothbrushes
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 06 2016

Every morning when you wake up, you probably have some kind of routine or a few daily rituals. Maybe…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Plastics Before Synthetics and the Transformation of the Visual Arts
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 04 2016

—Every work of art creates its own universe. And whoever speaks of a universe speaks of a whole buil…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Candles
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 30 2016

Now that it's "officially" fall, I couldn't be happier. My tastes are stereotypical: I love the we…
Petroleum Product of the Week
The Stacking Dilemma: What Do You Do With Not-In-Service Oil Rigs?
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 27 2016

Understanding the oil industry isn't exactly easy--for starters, nobody even knows exactly…
industry
Petroleum Product of the Week: Baseballs
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 23 2016

It's football season again, and for the second year in a row, I can happily admit that I do not give…
Petroleum Product of the Week
The Mill BLACKBIRD: The Car That Can Transform Itself
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 19 2016

Special effects have completely transformed film and video productions—with the help of SFX makeup, …
autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Dog Toys
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 16 2016

It is a truth universally acknowledged that dogs are man's best friend. And what do we do for our …
Petroleum Product of the Week
For the Love of Human Ingenuity: Understanding the Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 15 2016

Once upon a time we wrote about the whale oil myth the mythical notion that due to the free market/…
Culture
5 Of The Coolest DIY Sandblasting Projects
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 14 2016

As the fleeting summer lapses into its cooler counterpart visibly through your office window, you ma…
sandblasting
Petroleum Product of the Week: Polyester Clothing
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 10 2016

In my hometown, t-shirts are a bit of a luxury. We may be in the latter days of summer, but it's s…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Petroleum Product of the Week: Artificial Food Dye
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 09 2016

Eat the RAINBOW* *with the use of added food coloring. Food coloring, quite literally, colors fo…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Recycling your Motor Oil: is it actually possible?
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 08 2016

My grandfather used to wear spent grease as if it were a fashion statement.It stained his finger nai…
can you recycle engine oil
Driving Into The Wild: How Cars Shaped the American Camping Experience
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 06 2016

Camping is the "escape" from technology that became popular because of technology. As a citizen of…
Autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Backpacks
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 02 2016

Bookbag, kitbag, knapsack, rucksack, sackpack whatever you call it, it's still technically a pack f…
Petroleum Product of the Week
This incredible laser technology removes rust instantly -- but you definitely can't afford it
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 31 2016

Rust is a nightmare for vehicle owners.It likely began somewhere hidden from your line of sight, and…
Sandblasting
The Circulatory System: The Hydraulics of the Human Heart
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 29 2016

In 1648, a French mathematician named Blaise Pascal proved that when applied to a fluid, pressure wi…
Lubricants
Petroleum Product of the Week: TENTS
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 26 2016

Here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, we don't often mourn the waning days of summer. From early June…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Intelligent Machinery Threatens Manufacturing Jobs and Experts "Believe this to be a good thing"
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 24 2016

If you've stepped inside a modern manufacturing plant, you have probably witnessed, first-hand, the …
Industry
Petroleum Product of the Week: Detergent
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 19 2016

Is there a difference between soap and detergent? The short answer is yes while both are made to …
Petroleum Product of the Week
How nanorobotics seek to extend the human life-span.
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 15 2016

The field of study is known as nanorobotics. Science-fiction authors have long theorized the poten…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Jelly Beans
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 12 2016

Jelly beans are a pretty divisive candy. Some love them and others just really ha…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 11 2016

Laissez les bon temp rouler! Let the good times roll at this year's Shrimp & Petroleum Festival. …
Culture
Who really invented the wheel? (And what took us so long?)
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 09 2016

As a nation, we've all grown way too accustomed to the presence of the wheel. Still, it makes sense;…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Chewing Gum
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 05 2016

Something to Chew On: Gum is everywhere it's sold at just about every location and can easily be …
Petroleum Product of the Week
Top 5 Iconic Rides from modern Hollywood Films and their Famous (or infamous) Drivers
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 03 2016

There's been a lot of cool movies, a lot of cool cars, and a lot of cool actors …
culture
Pennsylvania once provided 1/3 of the world's oil. The result? 200,000 abandoned and explosive oil wells.
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 02 2016

In March of 1848, a Mormon merchant named Samuel Brannan confirmed the discovery of vast amounts of …
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Plastic Bags
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 29 2016

There was once a drawer in your kitchen that served a higher purpose. It held forks, knives, and …
Petroleum Product of the Week
How old is crude oil? And where did it really come from?
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 28 2016

Our world burns 3,570,000,000 gallons of crude oil per day. To put this in perspective, we can s…
Lubricants
How Can a Heat Wave Affect Your Engine Oil?
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 26 2016

Beat the heat before it beats youAs heat waves once again sweep our nation—continually expanding thr…
autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Petroleum Jelly
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 22 2016

This may be a little obvious, but in case anyone was wondering, petroleum jelly is actually made fro…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Trash vs. Treasure: Creatively Reusing Plastic Bottles
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 20 2016

We all know the familiar idiom, One man's trash is another man's treasure. The implication bein…
Culture
How America helped create the trillion-dollar Saudi Arabian Oil Industry
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 19 2016

September 1933, a few miles inland from the Persian Gulf, near Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Two American ge…
Industry
Petroleum Product of the Week: Foil Balloons
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 15 2016

It's all fun and games until the foil balloons cause power outages across the state of California...…
Petroleum Product of the Week
How Iron Man (and the media) have twisted our perception of bionics and how they're actually HELPFUL
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 14 2016

The 21st century has a habit of realizing science-fiction prophecies of the past. Early and mid-tw…
Lubricants
Milk & Oil: The Story of the Gilmore Oil Company
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 12 2016

There's no use crying over spilled milk, especially when it leads to bigger and better things for t…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: Inflatable Pool Toys
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 09 2016

DON'T LET YOUR KIDS (OR YOURSELF) CHEW ON THEIR GIANT-PIZZA SLICE " POOL RAFT. As harmless as the…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Understanding the Whale Oil Myth and the Rise of Petroleum
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 08 2016

The whale oil myth: thanks to the free market, petroleum arrived in the nick of time to save the dwi…
Culture
Why "Tesla Motors" isn't called "Edison Motors
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 05 2016

The great debate of DC vs AC power has raged on for over a century. —Google it — you're certain to …
Autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Fireworks
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 01 2016

July 4th: America's favorite dateFood, Friends, and FIREWORKS From the very beginning, Americans h…
Petroleum Product of the Week
John Visits Clemco Industries: Days 2, 3, 4
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 29 2016

Day Two, Wednesday April 20th - Clemco Blast Machine Safety NOTE: To read about John's first day a…
Sandblasting
Petroleum Product of the Week: Wet Suits
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 24 2016

Wet is uncomfortable. Until 1952, nobody had a working solution to wetness. From the beginning of ti…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Henry Ford's 'Fuel of the Future' was Ethanol, But We Still Use Gasoline?
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 22 2016

Spend a single summer afternoon on the boardwalk in Atlantic City and you might soon understand the …
Autos
Petroleum Product of the Week: Asphalt
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 17 2016

It's pretty common knowledge that there are a variety of petroleum products that go in your car (as …
Petroleum Product of the Week
A Video Message From Our President
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 16 2016

Announcing our red brick studio at PSCHere at Petroleum Service Company, we're proud to say that we …
Culture
The Fascinating Relationship Between Hydraulic Systems and Spiders
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 14 2016

What do spiders and hydraulic presses have in common?If your immediate thought is something along th…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: E-JUICE (PG)
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 10 2016

It's in your antifreeze. It's in your food. It's in your VAPE JUICE, brah. It's Propylene Gly…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Why Outsourcing is one of the STUPIDEST endeavors in American History
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 06 2016

At least 5,100,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States have been outsourced to other countries s…
Lubricants
The New and Improved Petroleum Service Company
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 02 2016

We Are Industrial PioneersPetroleum Service Company is —the pioneer of —online petroleum sales. But …
Culture
Happy Memorial Day from Petroleum Service Company
Petroleum Service Company on May 30 2016

This Memorial Day, Petroleum Service Company and Industrial Outpost fondly remember -- and deeply th…
Culture
Petroleum Product of the Week: INK
Petroleum Service Company on May 27 2016

For nearly 5000 years, ink has been so intimately attached to our lives that we seldom take the oppo…
Petroleum Product of the Week
Quality Base Oils: The Foundation of a Great Lubricant
Petroleum Service Company on May 25 2016

Lubricants used in industrial or vehicular applications are generally comprised of two components: a…
Industry
John Visits Clemco Industries: Day 1
Petroleum Service Company on May 23 2016

Washington, Missouri: located fifty miles south of St.Louis, in The Heart of Wine Country, nestled…
Sandblasting
Petroleum Product of the Week: Lego Bricks
Petroleum Service Company on May 20 2016

Lego bricks are all fun and games until you step on one then it's game over. According to the …
Petroleum Product of the Week
Mind your own Big Business: Industry hangs on for dear life in America
Petroleum Service Company on May 16 2016

In late 2014, the United States economy finally succumbed to its long-prophesied fall behind the wor…
Industry
Hyperloop One Shows Off New Transportation Technology
Petroleum Service Company on May 13 2016

We have liftoff (for the most part) Just last week we posted on the self-driving car revolution an…
Tech
Petroleum Product of the Week: Contact Lenses
Petroleum Service Company on May 13 2016

Have you ever seen someone struggle to put in contact lenses? It's hilarious for the first 2 min…
Petroleum Product of the Week
The Power of Fluids: The Unique Properties of Hydraulic Oils
Petroleum Service Company on May 11 2016

An Oily HistoryEver since the Industrial Revolution, machinery and engine lubrication has been a fun…
Lubricants
Petroleum Product of the Week: How Crayons are Made
Petroleum Service Company on May 06 2016

Crayons are a kid's best friendAh, the joys of childhood: recess, nap time, virtually no responsibil…
Petroleum Product of the Week
The Future is Now: The Self-Driving Car Revolution
Petroleum Service Company on May 05 2016

Baby, you can't drive my car ......because it's going to drive itself. Duh.If you spend any time pok…
Autos
Choosing the best Paint for your home
Petroleum Service Company on May 05 2016

Good paint comes at a high cost. What constitutes a good paint is a question we get all the time …
Lubricants
Petroleum Product of the Week: How a Golf Ball is Made
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 29 2016

Out of all outdoor sports, Golf is arguably the most divisive. While some Americans are willing to…
Petroleum Product of the Week
GE Hot Sauce is Like Jet Engine Fuel
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 28 2016

142,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 K 10^32 K (142 nonillion kelvins) is possibly the high…
Culture
How to REALLY remove water from your fuel tanks
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 27 2016

Sometimes, frustration can get the better of us. Your lawnmower won't start, your quad is runn…
Autos
The Curious Fame of the Hydraulic Press Channel Guy (and some GIFs, of course)
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 21 2016

What the (expletive)? Hydraulic Press Channel GuyWe've all been there: caught in the midst of a viol…
Lubricants
The Russian dog that died for science
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 21 2016

—Laika was quiet and charming ...I wanted to do something nice for her: She had so little time left …
Aviation
PSC's Petroleum Product of the Week: Vinyl Records
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 19 2016

How are vinyl records made?It's only been a few days since the beloved Record Store Day has come and…
Petroleum Product of the Week
What is Oil Viscosity? | A Complete Guide
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 14 2016

If you've changed your own oil before, then chances are you know what the "w" in 5w-20 means (HINT: …
Lubricants
Why I've learned to love my Automatic Transmission
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 13 2016

As a young driver, the word transmission did little more for me than provide me with delayed-onset a…
Autos
Understanding Industrial Gear Lubricants
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 11 2016

Industrial vs. Automotive OilsNot all lubricants are created equal. And just as you wouldn't want to…
Lubricants
5 quick tips to get your ride ready for the spring
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 07 2016

Unfortunately, it's still cold outside... Yep...any day now....and while the wind whips and the sn…
Autos
The Difference Between PSC and "Big Oil"
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 07 2016

Even free-range chickens return to their coop.Environmentally-friendly, Sustainable, All-natural, No…
Lubricants
blog post
Rigs to Reefs: Mitigating Human Impact on the Environment
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 05 2016

We've got the whole world in our handsHumans shape the environment that we live in. It's plain and s…
Culture
5 oddly satisfying GIFs that prove SANDblasting is a misleading term...
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 31 2016

Sandblasting -- flat out -- is a misnomer. Though silica sand was once the exclusive blasting a…
Sandblasting
Like Music to My Gears: Some Roads Harness the Power of Song
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 29 2016

We've heard of engines purring, and Carpool Karaoke, but have you ever heard of the roads themselve…
Autos
Haste makes Waste Oil: How a Nigerian teenager's invention promises a bright future for her country
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 24 2016

When speaking, the humble, teenaged, World Science Champion from Nigeria, Kpakpando Akaeze, exhibits…
Energy
Number 86 -- PSC celebrates its incorporation on St. Patrick's Day
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 17 2016

March 17 is a day of cultural and religious celebration for the Feast of Saint Patrick.And while ind…
Culture
Reinventing the Wheel: Innovative Concept Tire Designs
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 15 2016

Long gone are the days where human transportation was limited to, say, a Conestoga wagon pulled by a…
Autos
What We've Been Up To | Video & Articles
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 15 2016

PSC has been hard at work to provide you with much more than the exceptional products and services t…
Industry
Industrial Coatings -- The Dark Horse of the Petroleum Industry
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 10 2016

PSC just recently announced that we'd be carrying two products, Tectyl 435D and Tectyl 437D, in 5 ga…
Lubricants
blog post
How Howard Hughes Revolutionized Oil Well Drilling
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 08 2016

This man was Howard Hughes before Howard Hughes was Howard Hughes You might know Howard Hughes as …
Culture
How Does a Blast Machine Work?
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 08 2016

It's a blast Sandblasting is an incredibly useful process that can be used for a variety of purpos…
Sandblasting
Undercoating your vehicle: is it a waste of time and money?
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 06 2016

Undercoating In A CanProbably the most divisive home auto product on the market today perhaps sha…
Autos
DIY: A Guide on How to Change Your Vehicle's Engine Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 05 2016

DIY oil changeIn the debate of changing your own oil versus going to the shop to have it done, there…
Autos
The Problem With Petroleum -- Crying Over Spilled Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 03 2016

It's hurting both your profits and the earth — but as a natural substance, why do the various ecosys…
Industry
Falling in Love with the Rocket: Happy Birthday, Gravity's Rainbow
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 01 2016

While the Western world gathered 'round their televisions last night to find out whether Leonardo D…
Culture
Recycled Planes: Cool Ways Decommissioned Aircraft Have Taken Off
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 27 2016

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle PlanesAircraft innovation continues to trend throughout media outlets, whethe…
Aviation
Think trips to the Gas Pump are too Inconvenient? Now there's an App for That.
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 25 2016

So chances are you've been here at some point in your life: you're driving to work, already running …
Culture
What does PSC stand for? (You won't believe the responses)
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 23 2016

For those of you not "in-the-know," PSC stands for Petroleum Service Company. Yes, a third of the ac…
Aviation
This New Tiny Tesla Will Only Cost You 500 Bucks
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 20 2016

A whole new kind of Tesla experienceIf you've ever dreamed about owning a Tesla, but shuddered at th…
Autos
Blast Away Plaque: Air Polishers, Sandblasters of the Dental World
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 15 2016

If you're familiar with sandblasting, you have probably already realized its incredible potential as…
Sandblasting
The Art of Oil: Turning Petroleum into a New Medium
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 09 2016

Oil PaintingsWhat comes to mind when you hear of or think of oil paintings?Da Vinci?Rembrandt?Van Go…
Culture
Fuel as Food? It seems that not all oils are created equal.
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 09 2016

Rarely do the sentiments of YouTube commenters so uniformly align. Refrained variations of the same…
Industry
Petrochemicals: Clearing the Name of Petroleum One Product at a Time
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 06 2016

Planet Earth runs on Petrol It's no exaggeration to say that the world runs on petroleum and no,…
Culture
How Airports are Going to the Dogs (and the Whole Dang Farm)
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 04 2016

There probably aren't too many people who say that their favorite part of travelling is being at the…
Aviation
blog post
The world's largest wind turbine will have blades the size of the Trump Tower...
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 01 2016

As surely as the wind blows, we all knew it was only a matter of time before the United States inves…
Energy
Black Oil: How THE X-FILES Made Petroleum Spooky
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 26 2016

"Are you familiar with the so-called X-Files?" Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny in Sunday's episode…
Culture
Trending: Aircraft Capsule Intends to Increase Aviation Safety
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 22 2016

Is a detachable cabin a detachment from reality?Throughout the past week or so, social media platfor…
Aviation
The Actual Barrel -- The Great Misunderstanding of Oil Transportation
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 20 2016

So. Oil has dipped below the cost of a steel drum. It has dipped below the cost of an expensive stea…
Industry
Blast the Weeds Away: One Man's Approach to Organic Farming
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 18 2016

Agricultural Sandblasting in the Age of Recycling You might be asking yourself, what does recycli…
Sandblasting
Premium at a Premium: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Gasoline Grades
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 09 2016

 Oh, the misinformation...If you've got the nice ride and the extra bills to go with it, it tur…
Autos
The Inventor of Sandblasting was a Real, American Hero
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 28 2015

A common thread in American history has been the veneration of the multi-tasker.Whether it be George…
Sandblasting
A blind man drives a car for the first time
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 26 2015

On a day to day basis, there are few things we take for granted more than our eyesight.It's difficul…
Autos
Josef Albers: The Man Who Made Sandblasting An Artform
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 24 2015

Poet, painter, sculptor, teacher, theoretician ...sandblaster? Josef Albers was one of a kind. Tho…
Sandblasting
One really strange scene from the STAR WARS Saga
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 17 2015

A new Star Wars film in theaters is roughly the media-equivalent of the Christmas Truce of 1914 -- t…
Culture
Trending: Laser Strikes on American Airplanes
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 04 2015

FAA Officials declared earlier this week that lasers "struck" four airborne vehicles over Phoenix, A…
Aviation
The Trouble With Tires -- A Brief History of Synthetic Rubber
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 11 2015

Long before it was vulcanized, molded, driven 20,000 miles, and tossed carelessly in the backwoods, …
Autos
Stepping Into the Holographic Landscape: Volvo Joins Microsoft HoloLens in new Advertising Campaign
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 25 2015

The ever-innovative, creative minds behind Volvo have cemented —the premium European car —manufactur…
Autos
Pitch, and the World's Longest Active Science Experiment
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 14 2015

You might find it hard to believe, but there is a science project that's been —ongoing since 1927 at…
Lubricants
3 Methods For Protecting and Preserving Spare Gearboxes
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 07 2015

Proper care and storage of spare gearboxes is critically important for insuring gearbox reliability.…
Lubricants
Daimler's Self-Driving Truck Has a Successful First Trip
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 05 2015

After successfully testing its self-driving freight truck on American roadways earlier this year, Da…
Autos
A Famous Photojournalist's Gulf War Experience
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 22 2015

In 1991, Saddam Hussein's forces were retreating from Kuwait during the first Gulf War. As part of a…
Industry
GIF Gallery: Factory Machines Making Things
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 18 2015

At Petroleum Service Company, we supply the highest quality petroleum-based lubricants for all t…
Lubricants
VIDEO SERIES: How to Build a Sandblasting Machine
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 10 2015

In the market for a sandblasting machine? Maybe you don't want to shell out a few thousand dollars u…
Sandblasting
Anatomy of a Homemade Blast Machine
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 10 2015

Here at Sandblastingmachines.com, we enjoy hearing stories from our customers about the jobs they h…
Sandblasting
Boeing 747 vs. SR-71 Blackbird vs. New Horizons Deep-Space Probe
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 01 2015

Commercial airliners are fast. A Boeing 747 can hit speeds of up to 550 mph. Spy jets like an SR-71 …
Aviation
VIDEO SERIES: How to Assemble a Sandblasting Machine
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 27 2015

In the market for a sandblasting machine? Maybe you're a do-it-yourselfer who enjoys seeing how thin…
Sandblasting
Driver in Fatal Tracy Morgan Crash Was Awake 28 Hours
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 27 2015

It was recently announced that the probable cause of a fatal June 2014 crash involving a limousine c…
Autos
The Top 5 Movies About Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 21 2015

At Industrial Outpost, we love movies! There's nothing like the grainy yet glorious visuals of an …
Culture
The History of Why Oil Comes In a "Barrel
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 19 2015

When it comes to oil, did you know that a "barrel of crude" contains only 42 gallons rather than 55 …
Industry
World's Longest Nonstop Flight Announced for 2016
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 18 2015

The world's longest nonstop flight has been superseded by an even longer trip: an 8,580 mile journey…
Aviation
Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Walked Across A Flying Biplane
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 10 2015

Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and his wife, actress Talulah Riley, both tapped …
Aviation
Life's a beach: 5 super cool DIY sandblasting projects
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 07 2015

As the summer lapses into its cooler counterpart visibly through your office window, you may find yo…
Sandblasting
Los Angeles Gas Station Nominated For Landmark Status
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 06 2015

There's a new landmark welcoming people to the heart of Beverly Hills a gas station. Jack Col…
Culture
HitchBOT, the Hitchhiking Robot, Dismembered in Philadelphia
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 03 2015

Two weeks ago today, Industrial Outpost posted a story about a hitchBOT, a small robot that's the…
Tech
The Self-Healing Airplanes of the Future
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 31 2015

In the future, airplanes will fix themselves mid-flight.At least, that's according to a CNN article …
Aviation
Sunoco's Burnt Rubber Fragrance: Because Someone Needed To Bottle It
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 29 2015

We've all experienced it. A red stoplight turns green and the guy in the car next to you floors it. …
Industry
The Hitchhiking Robot Coming to a Town Near You
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 20 2015

Click Here To Read Our Update On HitchBOT's Short-Lived American Roadtrip Meet hitchBOT, the hitch…
Tech
Choosing the Right Corrosion Preventive Coating With METFAR
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 15 2015

The world of protective undercoatings is growing. Projections estimate the industry to be worth $26.…
Lubricants
European Car Enthusiast Set to Make $31.2 Million Off of Pre-WWII Collection
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 15 2015

A European car enthusiast and collector, who never sold a car in his life, is poised to make 20 mi…
Autos
The Torch That Uses Diesel Fuel to Cut Steel
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 02 2015

New technology has allowed for diesel, biodiesel, kerosene, and military JP fuels to be burned at su…
Autos
Wow, "Pulled Back On The Wrong Throttle" Said TransAsia Crash Pilot
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 02 2015

The pilot behind the February crash of TransAsia flight GE235 was quoted just before impact as sayin…
Aviation
Lego Makes Owning a Ferrari Possible for Everyone
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 26 2015

Almost 30 years ago, Ferarri released what some consider to be their most iconic car; the F40. Altho…
Autos
The Man Who Survived 11 Hours Inside a Plane's Wheel Well
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 26 2015

According to a TIME article, a 24-year-old man survived an 11-hour flight from Johannesburg, South A…
Aviation
The Difference Between Cetane and Octane
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 23 2015

Whether you realize it or not, you've seen octane ratings on a regular basis. It's what makes one ty…
Autos
Airbus Reveals Concept for Super Puma Successor
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 18 2015

According to an Aviation Week article, aircraft manufacturer Airbus has unveiled its successor to th…
Aviation
Anti-Corrosion Market to be Worth $26.5 Billion by 2019
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 12 2015

According to a February 2015 report from wallstreet:online, the anti-corrosion coating market could …
Industry
Freightliner Reveals Concept For Self-Driving Semi-Truck
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 12 2015

Truck manufacturer Freightliner has recently unveiled the first-ever prototype of a semi-truck that …
Autos
Don't Be Fuelish: A Look Back At the 1973 Oil Crisis
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 11 2015

Imagine sitting on your favorite piece of living room furniture and enjoying some quiet time. Only y…
Industry
The Truth About the FBI's Mysterious Surveillance Planes
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 05 2015

Earlier this week, many news media outlets reported on suspicious planes flying over numerous major …
Aviation
Chevrolet Adding Smartphone Integration to 2016 Models
Petroleum Service Company on May 29 2015

Chevrolet will be offering special systems in 14 of their 2016 models that feature compatibility wit…
Autos
Did You Know? Astronauts Use Lubricants In Space
Petroleum Service Company on May 28 2015

You might not realize it, but even astronauts are using industrial lubricants to face the unique cha…
Lubricants
Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery: The Latest Battlefield in the Fight Against ISIS
Petroleum Service Company on May 27 2015

A recently released video from over the Memorial Day weekend showed Iraq's largest oil refinery engu…
Industry
Is Apple Really Working On the iCar?
Petroleum Service Company on May 15 2015

According to European car manufacturer Fiat's CEO, Sergio Marchionne, Apple is looking to stage an …
Autos
5 Essential Rules for Sandblasting
Petroleum Service Company on May 13 2015

                   There is no magic involved…
Sandblasting
The FNR: Chevy's Futuristic, Self-Driving Car
Petroleum Service Company on May 06 2015

Chevrolet has recently unveiled the prototype concept for its self-driving vehicle, the FNR, at the …
Autos
Audi Partners With Clean-Tech Company to Create Carbon-Neutral Diesel Fuel
Petroleum Service Company on May 01 2015

Carbon-neutral diesel fuel. You probably thought you would never read those first two words paired w…
Autos
Satellite Imagery Shows World's Largest Aircraft Graveyard
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 27 2015

Stretching 2,600 acres across the Arizona desert outside of Tucson is the world's largest aircraft c…
Aviation
Molecular Level Research Enables Oil-Catching Mesh and Improved Lubricity
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 23 2015

Ohio State University researchers have developed another tool in the every-expanding list of effecti…
Lubricants
World's Current Largest Aircraft Prepares For First Flight
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 16 2015

The manufacturer of the world's current largest aircraft, the Airlander 10, is closer to getting its…
Aviation
The Mailman Who Flew a Gyrocopter to the Capitol to Save America
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 16 2015

Americans may be doing their share of large-scale protesting over the past few years —— especially d…
Aviation
How Much Warmer Would Earth Be If We Used Up All Our Fossil Fuels?
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 15 2015

When the words "climate change" of "global warming" get brought up in the news or political debate, …
Energy
The Highway That Connects New York City to London Via Russia
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 02 2015

An incredibly ambitious plan to construct the world's longest highway, connecting New York City to L…
Autos
How the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Protects You
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 02 2015

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 is a United States law that few citizens may realize they hav…
Autos
Google's Driverless Car to Possibly Add External Airbag
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 27 2015

Driverless cars are slowly but surely becoming a reality. Just last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk…
Autos
Russia and China Sign Major Natural Gas Deal
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 26 2015

Russia and China have just signed a deal that calls for Russia to export 38 billion cubic meters of …
Industry
First Flying Cars to Begin Rolling (Flying) Out in 2016
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 20 2015

Some people have been waiting all their lives to see a flying car. Not only is the technology behind…
Autos
How Fracking Saved the U.S. Economy
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 19 2015

The fracking revolution has been critical for the rebound that the United States has seen in its eco…
Industry
HAPPY 85TH BIRTHDAY TO PSC!
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 18 2015

Petroleum Service Company recently celebrated its 85th birthday on March 17, 2015.Since our incorpor…
Industry
Phase Separation and How K100 Burns Water Out of Fuel
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 13 2015

Is your car having a hard time turning over? Maybe your lawn mower or weed whacker —won't start. The…
Autos
The History Behind Operation PLUTO
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 12 2015

Oil pipelines remain as one of the hot topics in today's U.S. governmental talks. Currently, our lea…
Industry
Thought-Controlled Drones Are Now A Reality
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 11 2015

Robotics and neuroscience are two fields that tend to have groundbreaking new developments when some…
Aviation
Simple Ways to Monitor Lubricant Conditions
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 06 2015

Inspections are commonly done on assets to ensure that everything is in good, working condition. It …
Autos
Art Meets Aviation: The 747 Project
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 05 2015

The annual Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nevada is a haven for some of the most creative …
Aviation
Oil + Eyelashes = Maybelline?
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 27 2015

One might find it hard to correlate the relationship between oil fields and make-up products. In a b…
Culture
The Machine That Converts Plastic Into Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 26 2015

For years, one Japanese man has been hard at work creating a machine that will convert one of our so…
Tech
Top 10 Ways That Shot Peening Improves Quality
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 24 2015

Shot peening is a great way to improve quality in your sandblasting application. It is used on metal…
Sandblasting
SAE Updates Classification System to Include SAE 8 and SAE 12
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 23 2015

The Society of Automotive Engineers, better known as SAE, has published an update to their Engine Oi…
Autos
The World's Smallest Operational W-32 Engine
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 20 2015

Visit any automotive garage in the world and ask the mechanics there if they like to assemble engine…
Autos
The Slow Motion Oil Spill That You Can Help Stop
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 19 2015

Almost every time you visit the gas station, it happens. In that split second between the pump shutt…
Industry
How Much Cheaper is Gas In Saudi Arabia?
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 17 2015

If you think gas is cheap now, just imagine what it would be like to fill up your vehicle for $10 …
Industry
Shell Granted Permission to Export U.S.-Produced Crude
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 13 2015

According to a January 2015 —Wall Street Journal article, Shell has officially been granted permissi…
Industry
Why Oil Refineries Emit Fireballs
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 10 2015

A few days before Christmas 2014, the San Francisco Bay Area was shocked to find a fire lighting the…
Industry
The New Manufacturing Method To Drastically Improve Aircraft Design
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 10 2015

Advanced manufacturing technologies are quite literally reshaping the face of aviation.Aerospace man…
Aviation
When To Choose Between Synthetic and Mineral Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 07 2015

More often than not, when it comes down to what's a better lubricant between mineral oils and synthe…
Autos
The Superbowl Ad You May Have Missed
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 06 2015

Millions of viewers were glued to their televisions on February 1 when the New England Patriots face…
Culture
The Hidden Oil Rigs of L.A.
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 05 2015

Before Los Angeles was known for making movies, it was known for making something else; oil.Believe …
Industry
Oil and Life in the Deep Biosphere
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 04 2015

The deep biosphere. It almost looks like the setting for a subterranean, Hollywood adventure film. T…
Industry
The World's Largest Ship That Can Move Oil Rigs
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 31 2015

Move over Titanic. There's a new supersize ship making waves that everybody should soon become famil…
Autos
Shell Seals Deal to Build Petrochemical Plant in South Iraq
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 30 2015

Royal Dutch Shell signed a deal with Iraq on January 28 to build a petrochemical plant in the Basra …
Industry
The Petrobot Project
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 29 2015

In an ever-progressing chain of developments designed to make the dirty work of oil production more …
Lubricants
Grade D Air and What It Means For You
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 26 2015

What exactly does Grade D air quality mean? It is commonly referenced in our Clemco product write-up…
Sandblasting
The Magic Wand for Cleaning Oil Spills
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 24 2015

Oil spills are a messy and unavoidable fact of life on Earth. When they happen, particularly in envi…
Industry
Beans Behind the Scenes - When Small Farms Meet Big Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 23 2015

For a controversial practice such as fracking, it might seem a bit odd to think that beans are parti…
Industry
The "Best" Price of Oil and How It May Not Be What You Think
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 22 2015

A pair of researchers at the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions have recently come to an unexp…
Industry
Finally, a drone with a cockpit...
Petroleum Service Company on Jan 10 2015

Have you flown your friend's drone yet? 90% of your efforts will likely end up with you crashing …
Aviation
SandblastingMachines.com Launch
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 18 2014

Due to an increase in demand PSC Online stores is proud to announce the launch of its' latest online…
Sandblasting
Aeroshell Announces New Look
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 18 2014

Aeroshell has announced a new packaging look on its aviation lubricants. The first packs to see the …
Aviation
The Life Of A Warbird Pilot
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 26 2014

Warbird pilots are a special breed and embody the precision, work ethic, and passion that bonds the …
Aviation
The Basics Of Industrial Lubricants
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 22 2014

When it comes to Industrial Lubricants there is a lot to learn. It is not just the endless line of a…
Lubricants
What Size Compressor is Required for Sandblasting?
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 20 2014

This is a very common question the staff at SandblastingMachines.com has been receiving. A number of…
Sandblasting
The Skinny On Pop-Up Valves
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 03 2014

Routine maintenance on your Clemco Blast Pot is essential if you are looking to get maximum out of y…
Sandblasting
The Anatomy Of A Product Tanker
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 01 2014

You may be familiar with a crude tanker, the massive ships that transport crude oil to refineries, b…
Autos
Celebrating Women In Aviation
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 12 2014

Have you ever heard of the Ninety-Nines? They are the international organization of women pilots. Th…
Aviation
The Beauty Of Flight, Stunning Aviation Cinematography
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 22 2014

This is some of the most beautiful aviation cinematography we have ever seen. It was a difficult tas…
Aviation
Differences Between an Apollo 60 and Apollo 600 Blast Helmet
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 15 2014

There can be some confusion when trying to order replacement parts for either your Apollo 60 or Apol…
SANDBLASTING
Picking The Proper Blast Pot
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 11 2014

We constantly receive phone calls with questions on choosing the proper Blast Pot. It can be a littl…
Sandblasting
Choosing The Right Blasting Helmet
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 11 2014

When choosing your Apollo series HP Helmets you will notice that they come with many different optio…
Sandblasting
An Interview With Aviation Photography Guru, Jacob Abrams
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 03 2014

Jacob Abrams, LA based cinematographer and photographer, shares his love for all things aviation and…
AVIATION OIL OUTLET
5 Tips To Save Your Car From Winter Havoc
Petroleum Service Company on Dec 19 2013

 The winter season can wreck havoc on one of your most prized possessions: your car. To protect…
Autos
What Is Dexos1?
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 18 2013

Many have asked this question and in this article, we hope to get you an answer.What is dexos 1?Appr…
Lubricants
The Magic Trick To Find Out What Side Your Fuel Tank Is On
Petroleum Service Company on Nov 13 2013

Have you ever filled up someone else's car with gas and pulled up to the pump only to have selected …
Autos
A Helpful Guide To Corrosion Control & Protection
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 25 2013

There are four basic methods for Corrosion Control & Corrosion Protection. Materials resistant to …
Autos
A Little Known Fact About Generator Maintenance
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 18 2013

As winter approaches those that live in cold climates face the possibility of downed power lines fro…
Energy
Automotive Motor Oil For Your Motorcycle?
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 11 2013

When it comes to what motor oil to use in your motorcycle there are two continuing debates. The firs…
Autos
Windows Up Or Windows Down?
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 02 2013

It is a commonly debated topic as to whether or not your fuel efficiency is improved with the window…
Autos
Making The Grade With The Petroleum Quality Institute Of America
Petroleum Service Company on Sep 09 2013

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America, PQIA, recently tested products offered by Petroleum Serv…
INDUSTRY
Energy 101 For Kids & Grownups Too
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 23 2013

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA), has a great section devoted to teaching kids about e…
BLUESKY LUBRICATNS
Sandblasting Classic Cars in Malaysia
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 20 2013

The classic car market has seen tremendous growth over the last decade, which has according to the F…
Sandblastsing
From Oil Rush to Gas Rush: A Brand is Proven
Petroleum Service Company on Aug 12 2013

The Northern Counties of Pennsylvania have long been a hot bed for natural resources. The first comm…
INDUSTRY
Tips For Chain Saw Maintenance
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 20 2013

Proper chain saw maintenance is vitally important for your safety and the life of your machine. Here…
Lubricants
Buyers Guide To Military-Spec Corrosion Inhibitors
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 15 2013

Many get confused when it comes to deciding what product to use to meet the appropriate application …
INDUSTRY
Understanding Biodegradable Lubricants
Petroleum Service Company on Jul 10 2013

There are many considerations when it comes to choosing between biodegradable lubricants and standar…
Lubricants
The PSC Online Store Is International With UPS
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 27 2013

The PSC Online Store, the pioneer of online petroleum sales, is excited to announce that it offers i…
industry
Interactive Real Time Map Of The Oil World
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 26 2013

Abo.net, which stands for About Oil, has designed a really useful and unique tool. Their interactive…
Industry
Asphalt Starts With Crude Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 15 2013

Driving is something that we do everyday, but how often do you think about the road beneath your whe…
Industry
Harness Oil: How Big Oil Got Its Start
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 11 2013

Many of today’s oil companies got their start selling harness oil. Early oilmen really did not know …
INDUSTRY
How To Identify A Quality Hydraulic Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 07 2013

In an optimally running hydraulic system, the temperature would remain consistent throughout the flu…
Lubricants
The Engine Of A NYC Cab After 100K Miles
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 05 2013

New York City Taxi's receive some of the hardest wear and tear from the daily stop-and-go of the big…
Autos
Crude-Oil Futures Drop 2%, Settle At Four-Week Low On Demand Worries
Petroleum Service Company on May 31 2013

Global economic forecasts anticipate shrinking crude demand with rising output, which has created a …
Industry
What Are The Worlds Largest Oil Reserves?
Petroleum Service Company on May 25 2013

Below is a great map by country detailing the worlds largest oil reserves, which are the amount of o…
Industry
The Phillips 66 Highway Hostesses
Petroleum Service Company on May 24 2013

Wouldn’t it be nice if every gas station bathroom you went into was clean? The whole industry had a …
aviation
What Does A Barrel Of Oil And Whiskey Have In Common?
Petroleum Service Company on May 23 2013

Why are there 42 gallons to a barrel of oil? Doesn't 42 gallons seem like a strange number when 55 g…
Industry
Extend The Life Cycle Of Your Fleet
Petroleum Service Company on May 14 2013

The Heavy Duty Trucking magazine continually looks at the cost of keeping your fleet on the road and…
Autos
Drilling For The Same Oil Continents Away
Petroleum Service Company on May 14 2013

Today in the arena of oil exploration companies are facing new geopolitical circumstances with the i…
Industry
Flashback Series: Antique Gas Pump Globes
Petroleum Service Company on May 09 2013

FLASHBACK SERIES: From over 88 years of history Petroleum Service Company has built up a collection …
CULTURE
The Cyclical Nature Of Oil Prices
Petroleum Service Company on May 08 2013

Here is a summary of a great article, —The Oil and Gold Boom Are Over, " from Bloomberg about the cy…
Industry
10 Tips For Better Fuel Economy
Petroleum Service Company on May 06 2013

Temperatures are rising, students will soon be on summer break, and road crews are out in full force…
Autos
Fuel Treatment: The Key To Protecting Your Engine From Ethanol Damage
Petroleum Service Company on May 03 2013

As with most motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, boats, lawnmowers, snow blowers, and weed whackers, we …
Autos
Industrial Outpost Is On NEPA Blogs
Petroleum Service Company on May 01 2013

"Industrial Outpost" is now included in the NEPA Blogs community, a clearinghouse providing links to…
Industry
What Products Are Produced From a Barrel Of Crude Oil?
Petroleum Service Company on May 01 2013

Have you ever wondered what a barrel of crude oil can produce?A barrel contains a total of 42 gallon…
industry
Oil Facts For Kids
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 29 2013

Check out this range of fun oil facts for kids and enjoy learning some interesting information about…
Lubricants
Undercoatings Are All Around Us
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 25 2013

Undercoatings are all around us--more than you might realize.In general, an undercoating is necessar…
Autos
blog post
Manual VS. Automatic On Fuel Economy
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 22 2013

The trend among American drivers is that around 94% purchase vehicles with automatic transmissions a…
Autos
blog post
Cosmoline: A Protective Coating From WWII To The Ancient Egyptians
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 18 2013

Even years after World War II has ended Petroleum Service Company still gets calls about Cosmoline. …
Culture
blog post
Interactive Map of World Oil Consumption
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 17 2013

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has an interactive world map that provides oil cons…
Industry
blog post
The State of American Energy
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 16 2013

The American Petroleum Institue (API) is a trade organization with 500 members that makes up the vas…
Industry
Getting Your Oil Changed Is Big Business
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 10 2013

Oil changes drive traffic through U.S. service bays and offer the best opportunity to cross-sell oth…
Autos
Petroleum Based Ink: Crude In Your Pen?
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 09 2013

Petroleum was once included in ink and was both fast drying and dependable. Changing oil prices and …
Industry
Three Recommended Practices For Proper Cooling System Maintenance
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 04 2013

While most modern day coolants are made to meet the performance requirements for the engines life, h…
Autos
Understanding Viscosity - What Those Numbers Mean On A Quart of Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 03 2013

Picking out the proper grade motor oil is becoming increasingly difficult.With OEM constantly coming…
Lubricants
blog post
A Big Year For Ethanol
Petroleum Service Company on Apr 02 2013

Good news for ethanol producers. Farmers will plant 97.282 million of acres of corn this year, the m…
Industry
WTI Oil Rises to One-Month High on Cyprus
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 28 2013

If you're interested in how the debt crisis in Cyprus affected crude prices globally then read this …
Industry
Diesel Fuel Additives ... It's a No-Brainer and Necessity For Your Engine
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 28 2013

With the ever changing, environmental restraints that are being placed on the diesel engines and the…
Autos
The Birth of The Petroleum Industry Happend In The USA
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 21 2013

Petroleum's full potential was not seriously explored until the mid 19th century, but Native America…
Industry
blog post
Improved Fuel Consumption: Verizon Enters The Fleet Management Space
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 20 2013

Verizon has announced on Monday, March 18, 2013 that the company is implementing a network fleet man…
Autos
Important 1ST's In Pennsylvania History
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 19 2013

Pennsylvania has a long list of interesting firsts in US History and one that has had major implicat…
Industry
Petroleum Service Company Born on Saint Patricks Day
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 18 2013

Saint Patrick's Day is a special day at Petroleum Service Company.It was on March 17th, 1930 that Jo…
Industry
Government Regulates Minimum Requirements In Refiners
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 16 2013

This year gasoline has lagged behind what many predicted its demand forecast would be. Increasing re…
Industry
Talk To Us: Staying Current In The Ever Changing Petroleum Marketplace
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 08 2013

As we marvel at new technology and social media we also cannot lose sight of the advancement in fuel…
Lubricants
The Hard Facts On A Barrel of Crude Oil
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 08 2013

Have you ever thought about that elusive barrel of crude oil?What is it and what does it represent? …
Industry
blog post
Insider Tips On How To Remove Nasty Motor Oil Stains
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 06 2013

Those who work in the automotive industry are no strangers to motor oil stains, even the do-it-yours…
Autos
blog post
Sugar Cane Residue Being Used For Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) - What Next?
Petroleum Service Company on Mar 01 2013

Compressed natural gas (CNG) is becoming one of the leading alternative sources of fuel. Bagasse whi…
Energy
We Found The Hidden Gem of Gun Cleaners
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 28 2013

As with every sport or hobby, we tend to make time in our life so we can fully enjoy the activity. F…
Culture
Did you know that April is National Car Care Month?
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 26 2013

Did you know that April is National Car Care Month?This is the time to wash off all that winter road…
Autos
Track World Events with Fluctuations in Oil Prices - A Helpful Tool
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 26 2013

The oil market is global and far-reaching.Often political events, economic turmoil, and natural disa…
Energy
blog post
Bloomberg News: a great source on the fluctuating world oil market
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 22 2013

Bloomberg has great reporting on the energy markets and we highly recommend using their service as a…
Industry
blog post
Engine Oil for Natural Gas Vehicles
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 19 2013

Check out this article from FleetOwner.com on two new releases from Phillips 66, Gaurdol NG and Kend…
Autos
A Fascinating Piece of WWII History: How Tectyl 511M Saved a Submarine
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 15 2013

Tectyl 511M Salvages the Squalus Diesel Engines On May 23rd, 1939, 26 men trapped in a sunken subm…
Autos
Welcome to A Petroleum Service
Petroleum Service Company on Feb 13 2013

A PETROLEUM SERVICE.There will always be questions about Petroleum products. From 88 years of downst…
Lubricants
blog post
Industrial Lubricants: Practical Methods to Go Green
Petroleum Service Company on Oct 23 2012

INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANTS: PRACTICAL METHODS TO GO GREENBusinesses search for eco-friendly and cost-savi…
Lubricants