Issue: Nov 2009

BP Certified as NATEF\'s Newest CASE Training Provider Now the Only CASE-Certified Fuels Training Program

by Jon Knox

BP Products North America Inc. has announced that BP Global Fuels Technology (GFT) has been certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) as the newest Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) training provider. Having met the strict requirements for CASE certification, BP\\\'s online fuels training course -- -- is now the only CASE-certified fuels training program.

\"BP has always been committed to providing the highest quality fuels training to automotive technicians,\" said James Simnick PhD, BP technical advisor and member of the U.S. Department of Energy Freedom Car Technical Team. \"The recent CASE certification takes our commitment to the next level and establishes as the industry\\\'s top fuels training Web site.\"

Launched earlier this year, offers auto technicians and passionate auto enthusiasts the chance to learn more about the properties and performance benefits of gasoline, diesel and biofuels, while also providing insights into fuel blending and refining. This training helps auto technicians better understand fuel-related problems and answers the questions their customers ask about different types of fuels.

The entire course takes approximately three hours to complete, but the save- as-you-go feature allows participants to finish training at their own pace, as their schedule allows. Interested participants need to register before advancing to the four training modules. Each module is narrated, which allows participants to follow along by both reading and listening to the training content. A brief quiz immediately follows each module with a comprehensive exam at the conclusion of the training. Those who successfully complete the course will receive CASE CEU credit, a certificate of completion in the mail, and the title, \\\'BP Fuel Certified.\\\' Registrants also receive email training updates as changes to fuels technology information occur.

For more information or to begin the training today, visit is the most recent offering from the fuel experts at BP Global Fuels Technology (GFT), who are responsible for fuels product research and development. BP\\\'s GFT group also monitors product quality at BP retail locations by testing tens of thousands of fuel samples to make sure BP fuels meet or exceed federal, state and municipal requirements. Since 2005, BP GFT has provided a similar live training to hundreds of automotive technicians at its Naperville, Illinois research facility. Due to high demand for the training, BP GFT launched the online version of the course to provide the same quality fuels training to auto technicians nationwide.

BP markets more than 15 billion gallons of gasoline every year to U.S. consumers through more than 11,000 BP and ARCO branded retail outlets and supplies more than four billion gallons of fuel annually to fleets, industrial users, auto and truck manufacturers, railroads and utilities.

BP is the single, global brand formed by the combination of the former British Petroleum, Amoco Corporation, Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) and Burmah Castrol. BP is a global producer, manufacturer and marketer of oil, gas, chemicals and renewable energy sources.

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