Re-refined base oil is the end product of used oil that is first cleansed of its contaminants such as dirt, water, fuel, and used additives through vacuum distillation. The oil is then hydro treated to remove any remaining impurities. It is then combined with fresh additive packages at the blender to create products that meet and exceed industry standards. Re-refined lubricant when tested shows no differences compared to product blended with virgin crude base oil.
By purchasing re-refined lubricants using re-refined base stocks produced in the United States, you will help "close the loop" for used oil products and also help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil.
Users also help the environment by eliminating waste material and lessening the amount of nonrenewable resources taken from the environment. These re-refined lubricants undergo the same comprehensive testing and meet the same quality standards as virgin lubricants in order to receive certification by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Keep in mind that these lubricants can be re-refined countless times without compromising the quality of the lubricant because, according to industry experts and manufacturers, oil does not "wear out".
Re-refining used oil into a reusable product can prevent damage to land, air, water, and health. Rather than using oil once, re-refining extends the life of a non-renewable resource.
Hicks' re-refined oil is a major environmental initiative, but we are doing even more to keep our plant itself green and eco-friendly. Here are a few ways we're taking control of our environmental footprint: