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Petra Oil Company brings over 50 years combined experience to the aftermarket automotive industry with top quality products, services,  and programs. Petra Oil Company is located at 11085 Regency Green Dr.
Cypress, Texas 77429.

For more information, call 888-Petra-61 or 713-856-5700.

PETRA OIL PRESIDENT NAMED HISPANIC MALE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR BY HOUSTON HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

PETRA OIL PRESIDENT NAMED HISPANIC MALE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
BY HOUSTON HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Award Presented as Part of the Chamber’s 2017 Annual Awards Gala November 18

HOUSTON, TX, November 20, 2017 – Arnold Gacita, President & CEO of Petra Oil Company, a Houston-based leader in the aftermarket automobile industry, was named 2017 Hispanic Male Entrepreneur of the Year by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards gala November 18.

Gacita, who emigrated to the United States from Cuba with his family when he was seven months old, was chosen for his outstanding leadership capabilities and strong commitment to community service. The founder of Petra Oil, which produces automotive maintenance products and service programs, Gacita has grown the company to its position as a trusted brand throughout the United States and in 28 countries in a record seven years’ time.

His business success is matched by his commitment to community service. For example, every year, the entire staff of Petra Oil takes a day off to give back to the community – this year for a project to feed the homeless. In addition, Gacita is a strong supporter of area schools and teachers, regularly hosting teacher appreciation days, providing meals for all the teachers and staff. He is also a mentor for Christian colleges, has sent trucks of food and supplies to help flood victims, and is currently working on a project to build an orphanage in Brazil.

“I am truly honored to be the recipient of this award,” said Gacita. “The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is an extremely important resource for Houston’s Hispanic business community, and I deeply appreciate being recognized by such an outstanding organization.”

“The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents the largest demographic group in the region and $60 billion in annual economic activity,” said Dr. Laura G. Murillo, President and CEO. “The Annual Awards is our opportunity to recognize and celebrate the Hispanic leaders in Houston who make this economic progress possible.”

Six separate awards will be presented at the gala, which recognizes successful executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders chosen from hundreds of nominations every year.

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – I’d like to start by reiterating our statement yesterday, via bulletin and on social media. Petra Oil, it’s staff and family are safe and dry. Petra is open for business. We are producing product and shipping. We opened yesterday, functioning 100%. We are ready for your orders. We are here to service you our great customers.

Having said the above, our heart breaks to see the devastation so many Houstonians, South Texans and now east Texans are going through. You cannot look at TV or see pictures people send or post on social media, and not be heartbroken. The images are unbelievable and to see some of it first hand is at times surreal. Some are without power. Some have evacuated. Others helping people evacuate. Some have lost all; all their possessions, vehicles, homes, etc. And the state is still evaluating the total impact of the storm. We are committed to helping our community. Our customers, especially those that were impacted. Committed to helping our city. Thank you for the calls and emails asking how you could help as well.
Yesterday we met with the Texas National Guard, the lead and associate Pastor of TheMET church and a representative for the county commissioners’ office. TheMET church is about 1 block away from Petra Headquarters. TheMET church is an official shelter for the county. They at one point housed 900 people; currently have about 500+ and are expecting more in the days to come. Not only did I meet with this team at Petra, but then went and visited TheMET and saw firsthand what they are doing to meet the needs of those that were evacuated and potentially lost all. To say it was humbling is to say the least. The love and concern they and their volunteers showed was something that touches you from the moment you walk in. They treat all with dignity and respect, trying to meet their needs and accommodation request. Supplies, clothes, meals, medical attention and even pet care are all given at this facility.

After this meeting we agreed that Petra would be used as their warehousing facility. All Texas Guard equipment and all food, donation supplies, etc would be sent to Petra we would warehouse and deliver to them as needed. This is the least we can do. I asked what else we could do to help. They gave me the attached list and said in addition to that their greatest need was money to be able to buy and prepare food for over 500 people, 3 meals a day, daily.

So friends, you asked what you can do? Here it is. Attached is a list of supplies needed that can be sent to our address below on my signature. Below trail is an email from the Associates Pastor of TheMET with a link where you can donate money. This money will have no administration fees, all 100% of it goes to devastation needs, as indicated below. Thank you for your help and support. As Petra is open for business – we are also open to help.

God bless and thank you,
Arnold
Arnold J. Gacita
President

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PETRA OIL TO UNVEIL “GAME CHANGING” DEALER TECHNOLOGY AT AAPEX 2015

“PetraSync” Software Opens a New World of Service and Parts Department Transparency to Improve Cost Management, Increase Profit Margins

HOUSTON (November 2, 2015) – Petra Oil Company (https://petraoilco.com), a leading U.S. automotive aftermarket company, will announce and demonstrate its “PetraSync” technology at AAPEX 2015, Nov. 3-5, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas (booth #5022). PetraSync will give dealers, for the first time, the technology to remotely manage their parts and service departments for increased efficiency and sales performance.

According to Petra Oil President Arnold Gacita, “PetraSync is a game-changing technology for dealers.” The PetraSync software will provide dealers the never-before ability to easily read and monitor – even remotely – their parts and service departments for real-time insight on sales effectiveness, optimizing inventory, and calculating commissions.

PetraSync will “redefine what it means to effectively manage parts and service departments, as well as your service technicians, even when you’re hundreds of miles away from the dealership” according to Gacita. Specifically, PetraSync’s technology will:

  • Provide information that identifies weak points in the service offering;
  • Identify missed sales opportunities;
  • Assist in correcting weak points and missed opportunities that hurt profitability;
  • Visualize your Parts Department inventory and profits;
  • Capitalize on Service Department sales, profits and opportunities;
  • Show who is selling and who isn’t;
  • Permit dialing-in to the dealer DMS.

The reaction from several early-adopters supports Gacita’s claims that the PetraSync technology opens new levels of transparency into the service area. Tom Sheehan, Dealer Principal, with Sheehan Buick GMC, says “We’ve been able to use the insights from the PetraSync system to raise Petra-related parts and service revenue by 50% over the past year.” Similarly, David Puterbaugh, Sales Manager with FEA Distributors, reports “The PetraSync system allows us to have much more intelligent conversations with our dealers.  It also allows us to do targeted training campaigns to improve sales outcomes.”

About Petra Oil Company

Petra Oil Company, the fastest growing chemical companies in the United States, has extensive experience in the aftermarket automotive industry. Petra has more than 100 years of combined experience in the automotive industry, from service products & programs, to finance & innovative front end sales. Petra offers more than 150 products and specialized automotive service equipment & maintenance chemicals, including a full line of detail and appearance products. The company is supported by three major brands: Petra, PetraShield and PetraFlate. Petra is a trusted brand in the United States and 23 countries around the world. Petra is presently headquartered at 6100 West by Northwest Blvd, Suite 190 in Houston, Texas.

For Further Information:

Chris Wailes
Pierpont Communications
Phone: 713.627.2223
Email: cwailes@piercom.com

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PETRA BREAKS GROUND ON NEW HOUSTON WORLD HEADQUARTERS

U.S. Automotive Aftermarket Chemical Company Doubles Business Revenue Three Times in Five Years

Petra Oil Company (https://petraoilco.com), a leading U.S. automotive aftermarket chemical company selling to professional installers, has broken ground on Phase I of its planned 65,000 square foot corporate campus in Northwest Houston. Petra purchased the land at 11085 Regency Green Drive and expects to complete and occupy Phase I of the planned Five Phase campus by January of 2016.

According to Arnold J. Gacita, Petra Oil President and CEO, the company’s 300 percent revenue growth over the past five years equates to doubling the company’s business revenue three times and results in the physical need for a significantly larger operations facility as it expands operations worldwide to Asia and Latin America.

“Petra’s products have been so well received in the global automotive aftermarket that since the company’s beginning in 2010, we’ve already outgrown three buildings,” said Gacita. “Petra’s new world headquarters will be a home able to keep pace with the company’s continued growth and success. As of today, Petra is providing products and services to more than 23 countries, and that number is increasing, on average, every month. Petra Oil was founded on the principle of manufacturing top quality automotive aftermarket products and marketing them to professional installers through truly innovative programs. In the five years since its founding, Petra has become recognized in the industry for unmatched service, excellent products and an ability to drive revenue for its professional installer customers.”

The Petra story is one of triumph in the midst of a challenging economy that has seen Petra’s competitors lose market share. Gacita says Petra’s ability to weather the economic storm and maintain its growth is due to its customer focus. According to Greg May, Owner of Waco, Texas based Greg May Honda, the number one U.S. Honda dealer to work for according to a recent ranking by Automotive News, “ In the past 12 months, our Petra sales revenue has reached $200,000. Petra is a huge boost to our gross and shop hours and gives our customers a wide variety of great products to help increase the life of their automobiles.”

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PETRA OIL CELEBRATES 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston based, Petra Oil Company, a leader in aftermarket automotive maintenance products and service programs, celebrates 5 years of innovation and product development for the automotive aftermarket industry.

Petra Oil has unmatched experience in the automotive industry; from service products & programs, to finance & front end sales. Petra Oil knows the automotive business.

Petra Oil is one of the fastest growing chemical companies in the US with over 150 products and specialized automotive service equipment. The company is supported by three major brands: Petra, PetraShield, PetraFlate; and is available in 23 countries and growing.

Petra Oil was founded on the principle of manufacturing top quality products with innovative programs. In addition comes an unprecedented level of training enabling Petra to deliver unmatched service, top tier industry results and strong customer loyalty programs that fuel Petra’s worldwide expansion.

Here is what our customers are saying about us:

“It is wonderful to know that you are going to be celebrating your 5th Anniversary. We take the opportunity to wish your company a very bright and prosperous future both in America and Asia.
Our warmest congratulations!” – Li, S-W-F in China

“Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! With a great product line and excellent distributor support we look forward to growing the Texas market with Petra for many years to come!”
– Hector Gonzalez, Managing Partner, JR Marketing Group, LLC

Happy 5th anniversary Petra!
We are very pleased to be partners with your company. Thanks for all you do!
– Jerry Jackson, Fixed Operations Director, Freedom Chevrolet Buick GMC, Freedom Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Love Field Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

“Congratulations Arnold and the Petra staff on five years! It has been a pleasure doing business with Petra and I look forward to many more years of prosperity.” – John Hightower, Premier Automotive

“Congratulations Petra Team on reaching a very exciting milestone of 5th Corporate Anniversary. That is a great accomplishment, especially in this day and age when it is so tough to succeed. It just shows Company commitment to deliver Quality products with strong work ethics. I know there will be many more years of success and service to your customers. I look forward to many years working together.”
– Sandeep Ghai, Precision Tune GCC – Oman

“Congratulations to Petra Oil on their 5th anniversary. It has been a real pleasure working with a company that shares our value for quality and be responsive to our needs to better service our customers.” – Jeff and Greg Beck, FEA Florida/Georgia

About Petra Oil Company
Petra Oil Company, one of the fastest growing chemical companies in the United States, bringing high quality products and services along with decades of experience to the aftermarket automotive industry. Petra Oil Company is located at 6100 West by Northwest Blvd, Suite 190 in Houston, Texas.
For more information, call 888-Petra-61 or 713-856-5700.

Petra Oil Company Media contact:
Debbie Yorek, Media Relations
Phone: (888) Petra-61
Email: marketing@petraoilco.com
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Petra Oil Expands International Reach at Automechanika Dubai

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston based, Petra Oil Company, a leader in aftermarket automotive maintenance products and service programs, travels to Dubai for Automechanika 2014.

Automechanika Dubai is an international hub providing hard to reach products and services to an intermediate market. With almost 25,000 visitors from 130 countries, Automechanika Dubai is a great platform to find out more about Petra’s new products, programs and support.

Customers are raving about Petra’s offering.

Petra Oil has over 60 years of combined experience in the automotive industry; from service products & programs, to finance & front end sales. Petra Oil knows the automotive business.

Petra Oil was founded on the principle of manufacturing top quality products with innovative programs. In addition comes and unprecedented level training enabling Petra to deliver unmatched service, top tier industry results and strong customer loyalty programs that fuel Petra’s worldwide expansion.

Petra Oil continues their growth throughout the United States and is available in over 22 countries.

About Petra Oil Company
Petra Oil Company, one of the fastest growing chemical companies in the United States, bringing high quality products and services along with decades of experience to the aftermarket automotive industry. Petra Oil Company is located at 6100 West by Northwest Blvd, Suite 190 in Houston, Texas.
For more information, call 888-Petra-61 or 713-856-5700.

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston based, Petra Oil Company, a leader in aftermarket automotive maintenance products and service programs, introduces Petra’s Pre-Owned Protection Kit & Plan.

Petra’s latest product line adds to a long list of high quality products and services for pre-owned vehicles. The added benefit of Petra’s Pre-Owned Kit (Used Car Kit) comes with a Pre-Owned Protection Plan available for both Gasoline and Diesel engines. Even if a vehicle has 120,000 miles; it can still qualify for Petra’s Pre-Owned Protection Plan with the use of their kits.

President of Petra Oil, Arnold Gacita, specifically pointed out that “By using our products in these vehicles: fuel, power steering, cooling, oil and transmission system you can rest assured that the components are being treated for optimum performance and durability. In addition to the five products that go into the pre-owned vehicle, it comes with a 4,000 mile protection plan for greater peace of mind when purchasing a pre-owned vehicle. Last, but not least it also comes with six months of roadside assistance and road hazard protection that provides the consumer with additional insurance and protection.”

Petra’s Pre-Owned Car Kit is separated into two categories: Gasoline and Diesel.
The Gasoline Kit (P/N 9900G) includes: Oil Enhance (P/N 1002), Fuel Power II (P/N 2011), Synthetic Trans. Cond & Sealer (P/N 5002), Universal Cooling System Treatment (P/N 4003), and Power Steering Fluid & Cond. (P/N 7006)

The Diesel Kit (P/N 9900D) includes: Oil Enhance (P/N 1002), Diesel Power (P/N 3001), Synthetic Trans. Cond & Sealer (P/N 5002), Universal Cooling System Treatment (P/N 4003), and Power Steering Fluid & Cond. (P/N 7006)

Car Dealers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico are already offering the new products to their customers.

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PETRA WEATHERS ALL SEASONS WITH NEW A/C PRODUCTS

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston based, Petra Oil Company, a leader in aftermarket automotive maintenance products and programs, launches high performance air conditioning products that keep the entire system running smooth and smelling fresh.

Petra’s full-line of A/C Products are developed with the highest quality formulations and tested to ensure top performance for automotive air conditioners.

Petra ICE32 with UV Dye is available in 3oz aerosol and 1.5oz liquid bottles.  While improving air flow and cooling performance, these products contain elements that cut humidity, eliminate moisture and acid, while sealing up the system to prevent any leaks.

Petra Universal R-134A PAG 100 Refrigerant Oil with UV Dye is a must have in the preventative maintenance department for all mobile A/C systems and meeting OE Specs.

Petra’s Evaporator Odor Eliminator is a professional strength foaming formulation that quickly eliminates odors and cleans the evaporator. This product maintains your vehicle’s evaporator while everyone in the car smells a cleaner smelling vehicle by improving air quality.

Arnold Gacita, President of Petra Oil, stated, “Our line of A/C System products demonstrates our commitment to developing the highest quality of products for total car care. Our growth and success is based on the fact that we are committed to delivering the best for our customers.”

About Petra Oil Company
Petra Oil Company, one of the fastest growing chemical companies brings experience to the aftermarket automotive industry with top quality products and programs. Petra Oil Company is located at 6100 West by Northwest Blvd, Suite 190 in Houston, Texas. For more information, call 888-Petra-61 or 713-856-5700.

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Ethanol Fuel Treatment

Introducing Petra Oil’s
Ethanol Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer

Petra Ethanol Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer is designed to counter the harmful effects of ethanol fuels including E-1-, E-15 and E85.  One ounce treats 3.5 gallons or one bottle treats 21 gallons.  Ideal for use on every fill up to help prevent the degradation of ethanol fuels.  One bottle improves combustion and engine performance.   Use in 2 and 4 stroke engines such as lawn mowers, weed eaters, blowers, boat engines and 4 stroke motorcycles.

Features and benefits:  For use in cars, trucks, lawn mowers, weed eaters, blowers, boat engines and motorcycles, Stabilizes ethanol fuel to keep fuel fresh longer, Cleans injectors & fuel system components, Prevents corrosion, Removes moisture from fuel to help prevent phase separation.

Contact Petra Oil Company to get your Ethanol Fuel Treatment Today!

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Published May 07, 2013     FoxNews.com

Detroit says it will ruin your engine. The EPA says it’s safe.Farmers say it’s better than foreign oil. Oil companies say it’s more expensive than gasoline.But as Washington looks to compel refiners to blend more and more ethanol into gasoline, consumers are still left with the basic and critical question — how much ethanol is safe to put in their cars?Automakers warn the government’s ethanol mandate could damage vehicles if it continues to grow.

“We just feel that it is not safe for the consumer. It’s not safe for their engines,” said Charles Drevna, executive president of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.

The questions about ethanol arise after Congress first mandated it in 2007. Ninety-six percent of gasoline sold in the U.S. is now 10 percent ethanol, a high-octane fuel derived from corn. But under that bill and rules favored by the Environmental Protection Agency, refiners are now being forced to blend up to 15 percent ethanol into gasoline sold at stations around the U.S.

The auto industry, though, says E-15 — as the blend is known — corrodes pumps, fuel lines and injectors. And manufacturers say they won’t cover damages caused by the higher blend.

The American Automobile Association agrees.

“Ninety-five percent of today’s cars are not suited for E-15 based on what people who make those cars say,” said AAA CEO Robert Darbelnet.

The ethanol lobby claims automakers and refiners are overreacting.

“E-15 has been sold in this country for the past nine months with no issues whatsoever. This is a lot of hysteria that’s being driven by the oil companies,” said Bob Dinneen, head of the Renewable Fuels Association.

While there have been no issues reported so far, the new blend has only been sold in a handful of stations in the Midwest. But refiners are mandated to use 13.8 billion gallons ethanol this year requiring the 15 percent blend. The EPA says it is safe for cars built after 2001, but acknowledges it is inappropriate for boats and small motors, including lawnmowers and chainsaws.

Automakers advise new owners not to fill up on E-15 and say doing so may violate warranty terms, leaving customers to pay costly repair bills. Toyota and Lexus even placed warning labels on gas caps and owner’s manual instructions caution not to use E-15.

“We think ethanol is a pretty good product, up to a point,” said Drevna. “But when Congress mandates such massive quantities that we can’t put into the fuel system, that the autos and the lawnmowers people and the marine manufacturers are saying ‘We won’t warranty, we won’t put this in our engines, there is a problem’.”

Ethanol supporters dispute that and claim studies back them up. Ethanol blends of 25 percent have been used for years in Brazil with no ill effects on the same cars sold in the U.S.

“We support what the EPA did because we know that E-15 is safe for the vehicles for which they have approved,” said Dinneen.”Let the marketplace decide. Let consumers that have a newer vehicle, that want to use E-15, give them the choice. If they want to use E-15 because it is lower cost, because it’s domestically produced, because it’s the only thing we have that’s going to reduce greenhouse gases, then they ought to have that choice.”

After a lengthy comment period, the EPA is expected to decide soon whether or not to relax the blend mandate. Some lawmakers are considering similar legislation should the EPA fail to do so. Right now, it is a lobbying war pitting farmers against oil refiners and automakers.

“Look, this is pretty simple,” said Dinneen. “It’s about a battle for the barrel. Ethanol, renewable fuels, have been phenomenally successful over the last several years, and we are now 10 percent of the U.S. motor fuel market. And the refiners are saying, ‘no more’. They don’t want to see E-15 succeed. I think the American public still understands the value in reducing our dependence on imported oil and seeing more domestic renewable fuels used.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/07/auto-makers-warn-new-ethanol-mandate-could-damage-cars/#ixzz2TNgjfngc

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