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Marc Nelson Oil Products is a leader in environmentally conscious petroleum products. If you are looking for oil that has less environmental impact, call us.

The field of environmentally friendly lubricants (EFLs) is relatively new. It probably originated in the Black Forest of Europe in 1985 when power saw chains were required to be lubricated with these products. As time passes, the lubricants used in most logging, farming, construction and earthmoving equipment could be changing to meet environmentally friendly requirements.

What is an environmentally friendly lubricant?

It usually means the lubricant must not be toxic and must biodegrade in a relatively short time. This requirement means that EFL's are not the same as food grade lubricants that meet certain toxicity requirements for human beings, but may be toxic to other land and aquatic life.

The highest volume of EFL products is in hydraulic fluids. Most of these products are based on rapeseed oil, also known in the food industry as canola. Other crop oils, synthetic esters and polyglycols are also being marketed. Most have excellent lubricating properties - in some cases superior to mineral oils - making them candidates for use not only as hydraulic fluids but also for lubricating oils and greases.


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We believe that the history, philosophy, product mix and success of Marc Nelson Oil Products should make your choice of petroleum distributors a simple one. Nowhere else will you find a match for our commitment to customer service, and from no other vendor will you find the mix of petroleum products, delivery methods and expertise that combine to make us the right choice, every time. Whether you're a large business running a fleet of a hundred vehicles, or a small shop with only one or two-if you use petroleum products to deliver services that meet your clients' needs, Marc Nelson Oil Products is the choice that will assure your success.

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