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November 2, 2018 4:00 PM, EDT

Shell Lubricants Announces Synthetic Oil for Trucks With Gasoline Engines

Synthetic Oil A Shell oil tank. (Paul O'Driscoll/Bloomberg News)

Shell Lubricants next year will introduce Shell Rotella Gas Truck, a full synthetic engine oil for towing and hauling in gasoline-powered pickup trucks and SUVs.

The oil is approved for use in Ford, GM, Ram and Toyota gas-powered trucks and SUVs.

“We have more than 40 years’ experience protecting hard-working engines, so we understand what kind of operating conditions these vehicles are likely to face,” Megan Pino, Shell Rotella global brand manager, said in a statement.

The new oil comes in three viscosity grades: 0W-20, 5W-20 and 5W-30 beginning in January in the United States and in May in Canada. The oil will be available in 1-quart, 5-quart and Ecobox sizes in the United States and a 5-liter size in Canada.

Shell Rotella is the first major oil brand to introduce a complete portfolio of full synthetic motor oils for both heavy-duty diesel engines and gasoline-powered trucks and SUVs.

Shell Lubricants is a unit of Royal Dutch Shell.