HOUSTON — Shell Oil Co.'s Pennzoil brand is planning to offer carbon-neutral lubricants for passenger cars in North America through its Pennzoil Platinum line.
Full synthetic motor oils are carbon neutral, Shell said, helping it reach its goal of becoming a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.
Shell said it aims to offset the annual emissions of more than 52 million gallons of advanced synthetic lubricants, expecting to compensate around 700,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions per year.
That is equivalent to taking approximately 340,000 cars off the road for one year.
"Motorists are more conscious of contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle and are looking for ways to reduce their net carbon footprint," Machteld de Haan, CEO of Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. and vice president Shell Lubricants Americas, said.
"As one of the brands from the world's leading lubricants supplier, Pennzoil is proud to be a part of the largest carbon-neutral program in the lubricants industry; one that compensates for the full lifecycle emissions of these select products.
"Our carbon-neutral lubricants will provide motorists with less carbon intense choices without having to compromise the high performance and engine protection that they expect from Pennzoil."