APRIL 9, 2014
Here's why PurePlus™ base oil is so important to your car engine.

In making motor oil, you start with a base oil, to which certain additives are added to give the oil its full range of performance characteristics.

Pennzoil has raised the bar with the PurePlus™ Technology in Pennzoil Platinum® and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum™ Full Synthetic motor oils.

PurePlus™ Technology is a revolutionary process that converts pure natural gas into a first-of-its-kind synthetic base oil used in Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oils, the best synthetic motor oils we’ve ever made.

Imagine taking a cup of water from a muddy river and running it through a water filter. The filtered water will still contain some impurities, similar to the crude oil processing that is used to create conventional base oils.

Now imagine collecting a cup of water by condensing steam or water vapor. The resulting water will be much purer, similar to PurePlus™ base oil.

In the same way, a base oil made from natural gas is purer than a base oil that’s been refined from crude oil.

PurePlus™ Technology produces a crystal clear base oil that is 99.5% pure with fewer impurities than base oils made from crude oil, the start for many other traditional and synthetic motor oils.


Simple. Every great oil is a combination of base oil and the high-performance additives that give it its full range of performance characteristics. And it’s the combination of PurePlus™ base oil and our high-performance additives that enable Pennzoil Platinum® products to deliver complete protection without compromise. The additives also give Pennzoil Platinum® its distinctive amber color.