Base oils account for approximately 90% of finished lubricant volumes and GTL base oils stand out in their class. With GTL technology it is possible to produce a Group 3+ synthetic product at a Group 1 conventional cost. GTL base oils are further distinguished from their crude-derived equivalent by an improved tolerance for high temperatures. This quality has made them of special interest to vehicle manufacturers for whom higher operating temperatures are becoming an increasing feature of modern drivetrains in a bid to reduce emissions.
The enhanced durability of GTL base oils extends lubricant life and oil drain intervals. GTL base oils are a high value product for the producer and have a tangible value for the consumer.