As the world's needs for mobility increases, so too will the demand for lubricants1. There's a need to balance this increase in demand with the environmental impact of lubricants, and that's why we want to offer sustainable products and services.

Pennzoil and Shell are exploring a range of initiatives that seek to avoid, reduce, and offset emissions while helping you find solutions that benefit your operational and sustainability goals.

Proof Point 1

Provides better fuel economy.

With select Pennzoil synthetic 0W motor oils, you can reduce your CO2 footprint with improved fuel efficiency3. 0W motor oils also provide outstanding performance in extreme temperatures, protect against engine deposits and wear, and offer outstanding turbocharger protection.

Proof Point 2

Now offering Carbon Neutral products.

When you choose Pennzoil's Carbon Neutral4 motor oils, you're joining us in protecting and restoring natural ecosystems around the world and in the US5. Emissions are offset by Shell's globally diverse, externally-verified and high quality, nature-based carbon credits.

Proof Point 3

Unbeatable engine protection**, and lower emissions*, without compromise.

All Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oils, including our Carbon Neutral products, are designed for complete protection for top engine performance. Pennzoil® is the first motor oil made from natural gas, not crude. Our revolutionary process converts pure natural gas into high quality full synthetic base oil, with fewer impurities than traditional base oils made from crude.6

The Program

Shell Nature Based Solutions comprise all activities related to the protection (or re-development) of natural ecosystems such as forests, grasslands, and wetland systems to lower concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In the US, Pennzoil is investing in Green Trees, a reforestation project located across the Mississippi Delta that helps to restore habitats and clean water as well as supporting the local economy by offering alternative revenue streams. that helps to restore habitats. So far, the project has reforested 120,000 acres of land and planted 42 million trees.

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More information and associated documentation

Our carbon neutrality calculations are performed through an internal carbon footprint model by Shell. An independent, accredited verification body has subjected the model, which is a source of key parameters and methodologies for carbon intensity calculations on a product level, to a critical review against the international standard ISO 14040/44. For the purpose of this task, a review panel was formed involving external independent industry experts. 

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Find more details on Shell’s Net Carbon Footprint ambition and how we plan to meet it.

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Assurance Statements

The associated processes have been independently reviewed by Lloyd’s Register, an external, accredited Verification Body.  This includes the following processes:

  • Processes for calculation of the life cycle carbon dioxide emission associated with a product (documentation here),
  • Processes for screening of third-party Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) projects for generation of carbon credits (documentation here)
  • Processes for carbon credit procurement, reconciliation and retirement (documentation here)

In addition, an independent, accredited verification body has subjected the model, which is source of key parameters and methodologies for carbon intensity calculations on a product level, to a critical review against the international standard ISO 14040/44. For the purpose of this task a review panel was formed involving external independent industry experts. 

Frequently Asked Questions

* Based on Sequence VI fuel economy test using SAE 0W-20.

Global Lubricants: Market Analysis and Assessment Report 2019, Kline

2 Over 80% plastic reduction in box liner vs 5 individual 5QT Pennzoil bottles.

3 Based on Sequence VI fuel economy test using SAE 0W-20.

4 Carbon neutral” indicates that Shell has engaged in a transaction where an amount of CO2equivalent to the CO2e amount associated with the raw material extraction, transport, production, distribution and usage [end-of-life, if Lubricants orother non-energy product] of the [product] has been avoided as emissions through the protection of natural ecosystems or removed from the atmosphere through a nature-based process.

5  Nature-based solutions comprise all activities related to the protection, creation or redevelopment, of natural ecosystems, such as forests, grasslands and wetlands, to help absorb greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. 

** Based on Sequence IVA wear test using SAE 5W-30. 

6 Base oil made from natural gas is 99.5% free from impurities.