Year Round Performance

Fuel additives for high performance diesel fuel is specifically formulated to protect vital engine components and aid in the overall performance of your vehicle. Not all fuel additives fit all needs.  Temperature, climate and emission regulations are all just some of the factors to consider before selecting the right product to provide maximum protection.  At Lucknow-Highspire Terminals (LHT), we want you to have all the information to make an informed decision.  We have partnered with the industry leading fuel additive experts at Innospec Fuel Specialties in order to put together this educational website intended to help you gain an understanding of how to select the right fuel additives to protect your engine and your business.

Introduction to Fuel Additives

Fuel additives were first introduced in the early 1920’s to improve diesel fuel properties. These specialty chemicals are designed to improve fuel quality, protect engine components against a variety of harsh environments and help to meet emission regulations.  It is easy to see why they are an important part of our Year Round Fuel Quality Program.

Modern Engines

The first commercial high speed diesel engine was introduced in the 1920’s. Since then, scientists around the world are credited for continuous improvements to the mechanical components of these diesel engines to improve performance and allow them to use the lowest cost fuels.

Today’s modern diesel engines take advantage of sophisticated engineering and technology to meet consumer expectations and stay within EPA regulations. One of the most significant changes came in the form of the “High Pressure Common Rail” fuel system.  This system uses very tight tolerances, 2-7 microns (for comparison, a human hair is ~ 40 microns).  With these “Match Fit” components the fuel system has the ability to create pressures that convert flammable diesel to a combustible liquid.  However, with high pressure (40,000 psi) comes much higher temperatures.  These temperatures thermally stress fuel, which leads to complex chemical reactions.  These reactions create carbon, soap and salt deposits on critical components and can significantly reduce the life of injectors, fuel filters, and fuel pumps.  Quality fuels and additives keep these engines running “like new”.

LHT Solutions

To meet the needs of today’s high tech engines, LHT offers the following formulations:

A combination of stabilizers, antioxidants, and detergents creating a superior diesel fuel formulated to meet the needs of today’s modern engines.

  • Real world IDID clean up
  • Lowers maintenance costs
  • Cleans up internal injector deposits
  • Longer filter and engine life
  • Restores lost power and fuel economy
  • Enhances lubricity and thermal stability
  • Reduces DPF Regen Frequency

Regular use of LHT “Gold” will keep your engine running like new.




EC-1 Winter diesel formula is designed to keep your equipment running in the coldest temperatures.

At LHT, we understand what drives your business. You want to get the best low temperature performance from your diesel but as cost-effectively as possible.

In cold weather, diesel fuel is prone to waxing. As wax forms large crystals, it can easily plug a fuel filter or cause a fuel line to freeze, eventually starving the engine of fuel. EC-1 is designed to enhance the performance of modern fuels by treating wax formation and lowering the Cold Filter Plugging Point (CFPP) and Pour Point of diesel.

LHT’s EC-1 is designed to enhance the performance of modern fuels by treating wax formation and lowering Cold Filter Plug Point (CFPP) and Pour Point of diesel.

Keeping the diesel liquid is not enough; EC-1 helps to address the water ”ICE” in diesel as well as control wax settling. These can cause operational issues as well, and are often misinterpreted as “Gelling”.

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