Safety-Kleen Signs Superior Lubricants to Market EcoPower in Greater New York Area

    High-quality recycled oil now available to consumers wanting to reduce
carbon footprint

    PLANO, Texas and NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y., May 14 /PRNewswire/ --
Safety-Kleen announced today that Superior Lubricants, a locally owned and
operated regional distribution company, has agreed to distribute
Safety-Kleen's EcoPower recycled motor oil in portions of New York and
Pennsylvania. Local quick lubes, dealerships and automotive service retailers
now have access to this new category of environmentally friendly motor oil.

    "Consumers want to make a positive environmental impact and are very
interested in high-quality recycled products," said Eric Zimmer, senior vice
president of marketing for Safety-Kleen. "In a recent market test, 46 percent
of all consumers we surveyed had a much more positive opinion of service
locations that offered our environmentally-friendly oil change. By making
EcoPower more widely available, we're meeting that need for both retailers and

    For the past 20 years, Safety-Kleen has produced high-quality motor oils
for large commercial fleets and the federal government by re-refining used oil
it collects at thousands of car dealerships, automotive retailers and quick
lube facilities in North America. Safety-Kleen is now making its re-refined
oil available to consumers under the brand name EcoPower, and is seeking
retailers and distributors across the U.S. to offer the new product.

    "We are the only distributor in this area to offer this environmentally
friendly, recycled motor oil," said Michael G. Anczok, president of Superior
Lubricants. "EcoPower is the first, truly innovative motor oil product to come
on the market in years.  It will help our customers attract and retain
consumers looking for recycled alternatives."

    Safety-Kleen's re-refined oil meets or exceeds all applicable
specifications set by the American Petroleum Institute and the Society of
Automotive Engineers, and is currently used by many large organizations,
including the U.S. military, numerous state governments and commercial
automotive fleets. In 2008, Safety-Kleen collected more than 225 million
gallons of used oil and recycled approximately 145 million gallons into base
oil products for re-use in the marketplace.

    "Re-refining used oil saves energy," said Zimmer. "It takes up to 85
percent less energy to produce a gallon of re-refined oil from used oil than
to produce that same oil from a gallon of crude.  And the quality of our
recycled motor oil meets or exceeds the standards set for new oils made from

    Zimmer said the end result of Safety-Kleen's re-refining used oil is that
it avoids the emission of more than 300,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases
each year when compared to refining from crude and burning used oil for

    "That is equivalent to taking approximately 200,000 cars off the road
each and every year," he said.

    EcoPower motor oil is now available in 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30 and 15W-40
viscosity grades. In addition, all major U.S. car manufacturers have approved
the use of Safety-Kleen SAE 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30 ILSAC-certified motor oil
in all their cars. The EcoPower SAE 15W-40 grade has also been approved by
leading heavy-duty engine manufacturers.

    More information about new EcoPower motor oil is available at

    About Superior Lubricants
    Superior Lubricants, established in 1979, is a supplier of automotive,
fleet and industrial lubricants, automotive parts, industrial fluids,
antifreeze, and chemicals. Superior operates warehouse and distribution
facilities in North Tonawanda, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Niagara Falls, New York,
and serves 2,700 wholesale customers in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ontario,
Canada. Fluid management and parts supply services are provided to automobile
dealerships, quick lubes, trucking companies, fleets, and quarries,
independent service stations, manufacturing facilities, industrial plants and

    About Safety-Kleen
    Safety-Kleen is a leading North American used oil recycling and
re-refining, parts cleaning and environmental solutions company, with
approximately 4,400 employees serving approximately 330,000 customer locations
in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.  Safety-Kleen provides a
broad set of environmentally-responsible products and services that keep North
American businesses in balance with the environment. For more information,
please visit or call (800) 669-5740.


For further information:

For further information: Jeff Anderson of Safety-Kleen, +1-972-265-2507
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