JX Nippon Oil & Energy USA Inc. is pleased to announce that ENEOS 0W-16 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil, developed with the next generation technology of JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., is scheduled to launch on December 16, 2016 in the USA and Canada.

0w-16-media-releaseDue to growing environmental concern, resulting in new fuel economy regulations, JX has set a corporate mission to take a leading role in helping reach improved goals through our products. Using our advanced in-house research and technology, JX developed our new ultimate low viscosity motor oil, ENEOS 0W-16 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil, in conjunction with Japanese auto makers. We’re happy to provide 0W-16 to be released for commercial application in North America.

ENEOS 0W-16 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil is formulated with 100% synthetic base oils and our unique additive technology.  ENEOS 0W-16 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil is next generation motor oil with ultimate low viscosity, which can provide a maximum of 2% fuel savings over 0W-20 oils.*1 ENEOS 0W-16 provides exceptional engine protection thanks to its superior anti-wear performance and oil film retention capacity delivered by our proprietary technology.

Japanese auto makers have been using 0W-16 for their factory fills and service fills in Japan.  JX Group manufactures and supplies 0W-16 oils officially certified by Japanese auto makers to both their factories and dealerships. ENEOS 0W-16 is highly acclaimed by customers.

Hiroya Miyamoto

Hiroya Miyamoto

“As technical requirements for oils are different depending on engine type, we ran tests with many types of engines to provide the best performance where 0W-16 is recommended. In addition, lower viscosity can cause lower lubricity,” said Hiroya Miyamoto, a Senior Manager at JX Nippon Oil & Energy USA Inc., who was formerly Senior Staff of the Lubricants Research Laboratory at JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp. “In order to solve the trade-off of protection for performance, it was necessary to precisely design optimal viscosity and carefully select additives. After full analysis, ENEOS 0W-16 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil was successfully developed. I am very confident ENEOS 0W-16 can not only provide outstanding fuel saving performance, but it will also offer exceptional engine protection.”

ENEOS 0W-16 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil has already launched in Japan and has been widely used for cars, including hybrid and ECO vehicles, where 0W-16 is specified.2 JX Nippon Oil & Energy, a leading company implementing top-tier performance and fuel saving technology, recommends ENEOS 0W-16 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil as the next generation motor oil to the US and Canada, where demand for 0W-16 oil is expected to increase in future.

About ENEOS
ENEOS is the brand name for premium synthetic oil products manufactured and sold by JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., the largest oil company in Japan. ENEOS obsession with quality is the reason we are the OE lubricant supplier of choice for most Asian automakers. ENEOS products include proprietary formulations for proper lubrication, enhancing engine and transmission performance, lowering fuel consumption, reducing wear and extending life of components. View more about ENEOS and JX Nippon Oil & Energy. (www.eneos.us)

About ENEOS Products
ENEOS products are the highest quality lubricants available in the marketplace today. Our products use advanced additive and base oil technology, the result of joint engineering and research with Asian auto manufacturers.

Our motor oils and transmission fluids offer optimal performance protection under the most extreme temperature variations while providing superior fuel savings capabilities. They offer an upgrade from conventional oil and satisfy drivers who seek improved fuel economy. They are also formulated using advanced detergent-dispersant, antioxidant, anti-wear, friction-modifier, and defoamant additives for longer engine life. View more about ENEOS Products.

Our products are available throughout North America. View Where to Buy our products to find a retail location near you.

About ENEOS Racing
Beginning in 2000, ENEOS began formulating, supplying and sponsoring Honda’s Formula 1 racing team. In addition to its products being used in numerous racing series, ENEOS currently sponsors racing teams in series across the globe. Sponsored teams include: Rookie of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014) Kyle Larson with Chip Ganassi in the NASCAR XFINITY Series; lifelong award-winning racer Steve Arpin and Loenbro Chip Ganassi Racing in Red Bull Global Rallycross; Shane Stewart of Larson Marks Racing in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series; the Yamaha Factory Racing team in MotoGP; and Akinori Ogata in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East & NASCAR Camping World Track Series. View more information about ENEOS Racing.

About JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation is a fully integrated petroleum products company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. JX offers petroleum products and services throughout the world. Through partnerships with world class customers, JX produces technologically advanced motor oils and transmission fluids that reduce carbon emissions, improve fuel economy and reduce wear on critical components. For more information please visit www.noe.jx-group.co.jp/english/.

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1: Based on our internal test data of the Japanese Fuel Saving Test compared to a conventional API SN, ILSAC GF-5 0W-20 oil. It is not guaranteed under any driving conditions.
2: ENEOS 0W-16 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil is currently recommended for select vehicles manufactured in Japan. As North American use increases, additional application recommendations are anticipated. Please continue to check our website and watch for additional announcements as updates are made.