New Chevron marine lubricant to address emission and fuel issues

SAN RAMON, CALIF., September 21, 2009 – Chevron’s Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants has introduced the newest member of its product family, Delo® 710 LE (Low Emissions) SAE 20W-40 – the first marine lubricant designed with tier-four engine compliance in mind. Chevron Delo 710 LE is a premium diesel engine oil for use in EMD and GE engines. The lubricant is specifically formulated for use with Low Sulfur Diesel (LSD) and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuels and new low emission engines.

Chevron Delo 710 LE employs newly developed dispersants, detergents and oxidation inhibitors to provide outstanding oil life and reduced ash content. In fact, the advanced additive technology found in Delo 710 LE cuts ash levels in half – over previous generation Delo 6170 CFO – significantly reducing emissions. These features make Delo 710 LE an excellent lubricant for engines using LSD and ULSD fuels with or without exhaust after-treatment equipment.

“Like many industries, the marine market is in the process of changing to address emissions issues,†said Tom Keirnes, marine account manager, Chevron Global Lubricants. “In this change, Chevron saw an opportunity to deliver a new marine diesel engine oil formulated for new, lower sulfur fuels. We also looked toward the future in an effort to make sure Delo 710 LE would work with the new engine technologies and exhaust after treatment systems that are on the horizon. The result is a product that reduces emissions, provides enhanced protection against wear and lowers oil consumption. Delo 710 LE gives our customers an oil that provides bottom line impact while positioning them for the future.â€

The performance advantages offered by Delo 710 LE are significant, with cylinders, pistons, rings and bearings well protected against wear and corrosion, resulting in longer service life and reduced maintenance costs. The SAE 20W-40 lubricant can also reduce oil consumption by 15-20%* compared to single-grade oils, lowering operating costs.

Delo 710 LE is formulated with ISOSYN® Technology. ISOSYN Technology combines highly refined base oils with advanced additives to create products that rival synthetic lubricants in critical performance tests.

Delo 710 LE 20W-40 benefits:
* Designed for low and ultra low sulfur diesel fuels
* Formulated for modern EMD and GE engines used in a wide range of inland marine applications
* Uses an optimized additive formulation with reduced ash and incorporates advanced dispersant technology
* Helps reduce exhaust system and turbo-charger deposits
* Zinc free, Non-chlorinated
* Compatible with earlier generation EMD and GE approved engine oils
* EMD Generation V approved for use in engines operating under EMD factory warranty
* General Electric Generation IV Long Life approved

Delo 710 LE 20W-40 will be available in the fall of 2009. Contact your local Chevron lubricant marketer for more information. For more information on Delo 710 LE, contact Chevron Global Lubricants at: or 1-925-842-1000.
* Degree of oil consumption reduction will vary depending on engine duty cycle.
Chevron’s Delo Product Family
Chevron’s Delo product family includes lubricants and coolants that provide premium protection, performance and bottom-line value for on- and off-road diesel-powered equipment. Delo products are found in all major industries such as commercial transportation, construction, mining, agriculture, marine and power generation.

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.

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About Chevron Products Company
Chevron Products Company is a division of a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX).

A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization under the Chevron and Texaco brand names. Select brands include Havoline®, Delo® and Texaco Xpress Lube®. Chevron Intellectual Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants.

Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, Chevron Products Company, together with its Chevron affiliates worldwide, is ranked among the top three global marketers of lubricants and is active in more than 180 countries through 4,000 employees.

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By Professional Mariner Staff