Fees for the American Petroleum Institutes Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System increased Dec. 1 in order to offset the costs of APIs consumer education campaign and new standard implementation.
Under the revised EOLCS fee structure:
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- the license application fee rose from $4,000 to $4,500;
- the license renewal fee rose from $4,000 to $4,500;
- the fee renewing companies pay based on oil sales volume remains the same at $0.007 per gallon.
Licenses issue at this time will be valid through March 31, 2018. With this license, companies have the right to use API quality marks, like the API Service Symbol donut and the API Certification starburst, on oil packages and promotional materials and in media.