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Motiva Announces Base Oil Supply Agreement with S-Oil

HOUSTON (June 17, 2021) – Motiva Enterprises today announced that it has executed a long-term supply agreement with Aramco base oil affiliate S-Oil Corporation that will more than double Motiva’s current offer for Group III base oil in North America.

Per the agreement, Motiva will assume all North American marketing, sales, and distribution of Group III base oils produced by S-Oil (based in Onsan, South Korea). Phillips 66 Company was previously the exclusive distributor for S-Oil ULTRA-S Group III base oils in North America. 

Motiva Base Oils Director Colleen Murphy-Smith said the new supply agreement represents a huge milestone for Motiva, which already operates the largest base oils refinery in the Western Hemisphere.

“The agreement solidifies Motiva as the face of Aramco base oils sales in the Americas, advancing a brand strategy that all Aramco-produced base oils are marketed exclusively by affiliates,” said Murphy-Smith.  “The deal enhances Motiva’s existing product portfolio and allows us to offer our customers even greater value.”

S-Oil is one of the largest Group III base oil producers in the world. Motiva will market the S-Oil products under the aramcoULTRA brand name. 

Aramco affiliates Motiva, S-Oil, and Luberef have been part of the Aramco Base Oils Global Alliance since 2019. Products are marketed under one brand to strengthen global reach and maximize opportunities to serve both existing and gain new customers. Combined, the Alliance boasts a 14 percent market share, selling one in every seven barrels of base oils around the globe.  

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