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Castrol low viscosity lubricants

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ALC carbon outcome Producing less carbon than competitor/industry benchmarks
Geographic scope Global
GHG saved/offset

580,000 tonnes CO₂e [Jan-Dec 2018]

Information on methodology and/or basis

Around 80-90% of carbon dioxide emissions from oil and gas products come from their use by consumers, therefore, one of the biggest contributions we can make is by providing products and services that help consumers lower their carbon footprint.


Working with leading car manufacturers we have carried out extensive research and development to create a portfolio of Castrol lubricants for passenger cars that have overall lower viscosities. This helps the manufacturers improve the efficiency of their vehicles.


By reducing friction and energy losses, our lubricants help to improve the fuel economy of light duty vehicles including passenger cars and can lead to significant carbon dioxide emissions savings, based on a reduction in the amount of fuel used.


We estimate that – when compared with the global passenger car engine oil market – our range of engine lubricants helped avoid around 580,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent during 2018 from passenger cars.