Our Base Oils

Dependable quality on a global scale

Our Base Oils

01 – WHY Motiva Base Oils

Consistently recognized for quality, our Base Oils are used as a key component in a broad spectrum of lubricants – including auto, industrial and functional fluid applications.



Recognized for consistent quality and outstanding service.

We have what matters most to you: a reliable supply of competitively priced, quality products. At our world-scale refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, we operate three lube hydroprocessing units that use Motiva-patented unit designs to upgrade heavy gasoils into high quality premium base oils.

Motiva’s base oil manufacturing, refining, sales and marketing operations are ISO 9001:2015 certified. Our ISO accomplishments help protect the environment and maintain the health and safety of our employees, customers, and neighbors.

Motiva Base Oils

03 - Optimal Blend Stocks

Largest Base Oil Plant in North America

Motiva's Base Oils are hydrotreated, isomdewaxed, and hydrofinished to produce high VI, water-white paraffinic lube oils. Processing conditions are optimized to produce premium quality base stocks with high saturates and low sulfur.

Our Base Oils are used to manufacture products meeting the stringent requirements for automotive and industrial lubricants. The very low sulfur content of Motiva's Base Oils make them a desirable blend stock for modern Low SAPS (Low Sulfated Ash, Phosphorus, Sulfur) engine oil formulations. They can be used to blend industrial lubricants in ISO-VG 10 through ISO-VG 100. With the use of an appropriate heavier base stock, our Base Oils also can be used to blend industrial products in the ISO-VG 150 through ISO-VG 460 range.

04 - Supply Chain

As a global scale producer of premium base oils, we deliver products to our customers through an extensive transportation network and strategically located supply points. Reliable and efficient, our service and support teams make sure our customers get what they need, when they need it.


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