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Delo® 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 Targets Fuel Economy

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>-- New Heavy-Duty Motor Oil Can Deliver up to 3.6 Percent Fuel Economy Improvement in Class 6 Trucks --</i> </p>

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Delo® 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 Targets Fuel Economy09:00 EDT Thursday, March 21, 2013 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Business Wire) -- Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, today announced its latest product, Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30, which can deliver over three percent fuel economy improvement in class 6 trucks relative to SAE 15W-40 diesel motor oils. The product is formulated for use in modern on-highway, low emissions engines as well as older diesel engines. It will also provide exceptional performance in modern off-highway engines where an SAE 10W-30 viscosity grade is recommended, including those adapted for future emissions standards in construction, agriculture, marine and mining applications. Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 is a premium synthetic blend fuel economy and mixed fleet motor oil recommended for naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-stroke diesel engines and four-stroke gasoline engines in which the API CJ-4 or SM service category and SAE 10W-30 viscosity grade are recommended. The product is formulated for 2010 compliant low emission diesel engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and is also compatible with previous engine models and previous API oil service categories. Fuel Economy Benefits Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 shows up to 3.6 percent fuel economy improvement in short-haul, class 6 vehicles and up to 1 percent improvement in long-haul, class 8 trucks compared to SAE 15W-40 oil in SAE J1321 Fuel Consumption Tests. For fleets, the savings associated with these fuel economy improvements can be substantial. Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 joins Delo® 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-40, Delo® 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 and Delo® 400 NG SAE 15W-40 to expand Chevron's line of heavy-duty motor oils focused on delivering fuel economy without sacrificing engine durability. “We understand that fleets are under constant costs pressures. Any product that can help reduce fuel consumption is important for fleets to consider,” said Jim Gambill, North America Commercial and Industrial brand manager, Chevron Products Company. “Chevron is committed to expanding its line of Delo-branded, fuel economy focused lubricants in order to offer customers solutions that deliver real world cost savings. With the introduction of Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30, our customers have more lubricant options, allowing them to select the product that best meets their needs.” Key benefits of Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 include: Fuel economy improvements: Excellent fuel economy performance in Class 6 and 8 vehicles – up to 3.6 percent improvement in Class 6 vehicles relative to SAE 15W-40 – which helps minimize operating costs and lower carbon emissions Consistent cold engine starting: Low viscosity base stocks promote consistent engine starting for vehicles operating in sub-zero temperatures Minimized operating costs: Exceptional soot dispersancy and wear control, providing optimum service life and minimal maintenance Emission control system life: Provides optimum Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) life for minimal downtime and cleaning, thus managing your maintenance costs Managed inventory costs: Backwards compatible with previous API Oil Service Categories and engine models Delo® 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 is approved for API Service Categories CJ-4, CI-4 PLUS, CI-4, CH-4 and SM. It also meets the requirements of Caterpillar ECF-3, ECF-2, Cummins CES 20081, DDC 93K218, Mack EO-O Premium Plus, Renault VI RLD-3 and Volvo VDS-4. The new product is formulated for exceptional performance with ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) and other low sulfur diesel fuels. Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 was announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, show attendees are encouraged to stop by Chevron's MATS booth (#32495). Availability Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 is now available in drums across North America and will be available in bulk in April, 2013. Jugs will be available by June 2013. Please contact Chevron or your local lubricant marketer for more information on availability and package styles. For more information on Delo 400 XLE Synblend SAE 10W-30 and the Delo line of fuel economy focused engine oils, go to www.ChevronDelo.com. Follow the Delo Brand The Delo brand can be followed on various social media channels, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter (@ChevronDelo) and Flickr. Extended Service Protection - Chevron's Delo Product Family: Chevron's Delo product family includes engine oils, premium lubricants and extended life coolants that provide premium performance and bottom-line value for diesel powered vehicles. All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo Warranty. More information on Delo products can be found at: www.ChevronDelo.com About Chevron Products Company Chevron Products Company is a division of an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) headquartered in San Ramon, CA. A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brand names. Select brands include Havoline®, Delo® and Havoline Xpress Lube®. Chevron Intellectual Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants. For more information go to: www.ChevronLubricants.com Cohn & WolfeChip Dehnert, 415-365-8533chip.dehnert@cohnwolfe.comorChevron Products CompanyBrent Tippen, 925-790-3938SXHU@chevron.com