Molakule's article in the White Paper sections is very interesting and I would like to start a comment sections around it. I will start off if allowed... Very interesting information....I really never could explain where/what synthetic oil was to friends and other folks. This enlightens me on the origen of base componets of synthetic oils. It surely is renewable and an interesting subject. On the subject of Amsoil/Hatfield...AL or AJ had to buy a base oil from someone and formulate additives to blend his first synthetic oils...this question would be for oldtimers..."When Amsoil first came out in the early 70's.....did it smell like coconut?"