quote:Which raises the question...What is Conoco-Phillips doing that it's competitors aren't that results in such a good price/quality product? Maybe saving $ by not advertising it heavily? I think I've seen magazine ads for it...but nothing more. GrtArtiste
Originally posted by Racerjk: If you can find it, buy all of it you can. It sure seems to be a very good oil especially for the price!
quote:Well, for one thing, CP scored a coup of sorts by locking in an attractive contract price on Group III base oils from Korean S-Oil. I believe CP is the U.S. distributer and almost certainly uses the stuff in their own synthetic blend oils. Terry opined shortly after these oils debuted that there might also be an ester correction component in addition to the Group II and Group III base oils. Whatever its merits, the thought has occured to me that with the continuing tight supply of base oils, CP's business stratigists may've come to the conclusion that selling a good finished oil on the cheap may be counterproductive for the one thing all companies are in business to make: M-O-N-E-Y. Why should they knock themselves out churning out a superior, reasonably priced finished oil when they're sitting on a veritable gold mine of contracted Group III base oil supply that can only become more valuable as the price of crude continues to escalate? Hate to say it, but the ethereally brief golden age of one great, affordable motor oil may be drawing to a close. Hope I'm wrong. Afraid I'm right.
Originally posted by GrtArtiste: Which raises the question...What is Conoco-Phillips doing that it's competitors aren't that results in such a good price/quality product?