Street Smarts: The Users of Rerefined Oil

Pictures of vehicles using rerefined: race car, mail truck, tow truck, semi.Some of the Many Users of Rerefined

Thousands of different cars, trucks, and fleets around the world use rerefined oil. A few users include Coca-Cola, United Parcel Service, California Highway Patrol, Southern California Gas, County of Los Angeles, City of Sacramento, Waste Management, the U.S. Postal Service, Frito-Lay, Caltrans, City of San Francisco, and Ventura County, including all emergency vehicles. Rerefined oil is even used on the NASCAR race circuit.

Why Use Rerefined Oil?

Rerefined oil–an exciting renewable resource–is designed to reduce the environmental impact of used oils by conserving valuable oil resources. Rerefining oil is an energy-efficient and environmentally beneficial method of managing used oil. Less energy is required to recover a gallon of rerefined base stock than a base stock from crude oil. Rerefined oil takes about one-third the energy of refining crude oil to lubricant quality. Rather than using the oil once, rerefining extends the life of a nonrenewable resource by converting it into a usable material that can be recovered and used again.