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
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
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
Semi-Synthetic Passenger Car Engine Oils
Petroleum Service Company on May 14 2018

With Semi-Synthetic Passenger Car Engine Oils, also known as Synthetic Blend Engine Oils, the name r…
Autos
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Why it's Important to Treat Diesel Fuel Year-Round
Petroleum Service Company on Jun 29 2017

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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