Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Phillips Marketing New Additive Package in Gasolines

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Phillips Marketing New Additive Package in Gasolines

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Phillips 66 Co. researchers and marketers have been canvassing the 34 states where Phillips products are marketed in efforts to alert car dealership service managers of the new additive package in Phillips' SuperClean gasolines.

The additive package was introduced in September, after car manufacturers asked the oil industry to develop a gasoline that would keep port fuel injectors clean.

There is no increase in the price of either the unleaded or premium unleaded blends of Phillips' gasoline; the cost of the additive is .06 of a cent per gallon.

Some injectors are more prone to clog than others, said Roger Fenstermaker, senior research chemist for the company. The clogging is related to the "weep rate" of the injector.

If the seal on the port fuel injector is not closing fully, small amounts of the fuel can weep onto the pintle and develop residues on the surface of the pintle, reducing the efficiency of the engine.

If allowed to continue, the car could stall and leave the owner with a $60 to $100 bill for repairing or replacing the fouled injectors.

The port fuel injectors were installed by the manufacturers because the injectors helped meet emission requirements and offered better control of the fuel flow, increasing fuel economy.

In 1980, 5 percent of the model year cars had injectors. Last year, 25 percent of the 1985 model year cars had injectors. By 1990, 95 percent of the new cars will have injectors, Fenstermaker said.

Phillips researchers estimate use of their SuperClean gasolines will clear fouled injectors after only one tankful.

Fenstermaker said the company puts the clean up level in both unleaded and premium unleaded; instead of merely a maintenance level in their unleaded and the clean up level in premium unleaded. . .

- Daily domestic deliveries of petroleum products increased more than 7.2 percent in November compared to the same month in 1985, according to the American Petroleum Institute.

Deliveries were 16.6 million barrels per day in November, compared to 15.5 million barrels per day in November 1985.

The institute attributed most of the increase to weather 10 percent colder than last year. . .

- Maloney-Crawford Inc. has been acquired by six members of its senior management, after they purchased all outstanding shares of the company's common stock from Williams Resources, Inc. on Sept. 1.

Tulsa-based Maloney-Crawford is a manufacturer of production equipment and storage tanks for the oil and gas industry and has 125 employees in Tulsa and Louisiana.

According to Charles T. Ray, president of the company, the management team plans to develop new products and new markets to give the company more economic flexibility.

Ray projects the number of employees to double within the next three years, and output to increase by 300 percent. …

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