Manufactured through a revolutionary Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) process that converts natural gas into a crystal-clear base oil with virtually none of the impurities which are found in crude oil, Shell Lubricants has announced the launch of its next generation bike oil, Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology, in India. The company’s most advanced motorcycle oil ever, developed from natural gas, the product was unveiled at Asia’s biggest biking festival – India Bike Week at Vagator, Goa.
Shell PurePlus Technology is a revolutionary process to design pure, synthetic base oil which delivers higher levels of cleansing and protection. It is produced at the Pearl Plant in Qatar; a partnership between Shell and Qatar Petroleum. The process begins with the extraction of natural gas from Qatar’s North Field – the world’s largest natural gas field. Post that, methane reacts with pure oxygen to produce synthesis gas in a gasifier. The synthesis gas then enters one of 24 reactors at the plant, where chains of hydrocarbons are rearranged and transformed into a liquid base oil virtually free of all the impurities found in crude oil.
Speaking at the launch, Nitin Prasad, Managing Director, Shell Lubricants India said: “We are proud to launch Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology – a revolutionary motorcycle oil which is a great testimony of Shell’s ‘from-track-to-road’ philosophy. We invest more than any other oil company in research and development. Thus, we are able to leverage our technological leadership and innovation in the lab and on the track and transfer them into a product for everyday use on the road. With an ever increasing number of motorcycles on Indian roads, we believe Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology will improve the riding experiences of the bikers, given the varied climatic and geographical conditions in the country.”
“Shell Lubricants is first-to-market with products developed through the revolutionary Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) technology. Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology possesses unsurpassable viscosity stability, that helps protect bike’s engine even in the toughest conditions. A more efficient engine means better power transmission. Developed over 40 years of research at the Pearl GTL plant in Qatar, this technology enables us to produce a crystal-clear base oil from natural gas that is virtually free of the impurities that are a norm with mineral oil-based lubricants. ’’ said Akhil Jha, Vice President, Technical, Shell Lubricants India.
“Furthering Shell’s formidable track record as a trusted fuels and lubricants partner, we are delighted to launch our most advanced motorcycle oil today at the India Bike Week. We at Shell Lubricants believe that ingenuity, technology breakthroughs and innovation hold the key to unlocking the energy consumers’ need to power their lives in the years ahead. With the launch of Shell Advance Ultra, we aim to provide bikers across country a clean bike engine with better protection and an optimised, more efficient power transmission that can further contribute to their perfect riding experience.” said Mansi Tripathy, Chief Marketing Officer, Shell Lubricants India.
Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology will be available throughout the Asia-Pacific region starting this year with a price tag of INR 827 in India.