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Welcome to the Crude Oil Quality Association!

The Crude Oil Quality Association (COQA) is dedicated to the belief that maintaining the integrity and consistency of the refining characteristics of crude oil streams is of importance to all parties involved in crude oil activity, from production locations to the refinery.

To this end, we hold three meetings annually.  These meetings are open to the public and we welcome your attendance and involvement.

Upcoming Events

  • COQA-CCQTA Denver 2018, May 22-24

    Dates: 22 – 24 May, 2018

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    Venue
    Grand Hyatt Denver Downtown
    1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202

    Registration
    General Registration: HERE
    Complimentary Registration: HERE
       *for representatives of corporate annual members, event sponsors, press, and retirees

    COQA - CCQTA Guestroom Block
    Direct Online Reservations: HERE
    Hyatt Reservations: 1-888-421-1442
    Grand Hyatt Denver Direct: 1-303-295-1234

    Our room block is full on the Wednesday night of the conference.Very few rooms are available on our other dates.
    Other nearby options include the following hotels, and we encourage you to book soon as availability is limited throughout the city. Note that there is a 16th Street Mall Shuttle that goes between many downtown hotel properties, including the Grand Hyatt.
    - Hyatt Regency, Homewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Magnolia, Warwick, Sheraton


    Program
    Tuesday, May 22nd:  Subcommittee Sessions and Board Meetings
    Mt. Columbia Room, 3rd Floor
      - 1:30pm: COQA Additives Subcommittee
      - 2:30pm: COQA Domestic Sweet Monitoring Program Subcommittee
      - 3:30pm: COQA Advisory Board Meeting
      - 4:30pm: COQA Executive Board Meeting

    Full Agenda for Wednesday May 23rd and Thursday May 24th (.pdf)

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    Reception: May 23rd, 5:30pm - 7:30pm: Complimentary drinks and appetizers,
    Mt. Elbert Room at the Grand Hyatt, provided by
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    For Spouses, Guests, Etc.

    While there is no formal spouses program, spouses are encouraged to meet at 9:00 am, Wednesday, May 23 in the hotel lobby to plan activities. 

    Some ideas are highlighted on our Denver Tourism Ideas Page.

     
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  • COQA Houston/Sugar Land, October 24-25th, 2018

    Dates: 24 – 25 Oct, 2018
    sugar landCOQA is once again holding its Houston fall conference in conjunction with the Opportunity Crudes Conference for a full week of interesting meetings, presentations, and networking. Save the date and plan to join us!

    Our venue will be the Marriott Sugar Land Town Square (16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479). Links for registration, accommodations, and other information are forthcoming.



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  • COQA New Orleans, March 13-14, 2019

    Dates: 13 – 14 Mar, 2019

    HIL_ExteriorCOQA is once again headed to New Orleans! Save the date and plan to join us from March 13-14, 2019.

    Our venue will once again be the Hilton Riverside (2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130). More information will be made available later in 2018.



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News and Announcements

  • Amendments Announced to the Light Sweet Crude Oil Futures Contract Specifications

    by Dennis Sutton | Jan 04, 2018

    The Crude Oil Quality Association (“COQA”) is pleased to recognize that CME Group has published a Special Executive Report announcing changes regarding the quality specifications of Light Sweet Crude as defined in their Futures contracts. Their report is accompanied by a Q & A section that provides additional detail. The COQA has been a key resource to CME Group in developing these specifications by providing open forum meetings and the data portal crudemonitor.us.

    The amended specifications add five additional parameters in characterizing West Texas Intermediate (WTI)/ Domestic Sweet crude oil.  These parameters address:

    • Distillation characteristics
    • Vanadium content
    • Nickel content
    • Total Acid Number (TAN), and
    • Micro carbon residue content
    Full Press Release (.pdf)
  • Turning Point Blog Highlights WTI/Domestic Sweet Quality Monitoring Work

    by Dennis Sutton | Jun 21, 2017

    For many years, the Crude Oil Quality Association (COQA) has been working to develop more comprehensive specifications for WTI and provide greater transparency in the communication of the quality characteristics of WTI and domestic sweet.

    The June 20 Turning Point blog, titled “I Can See Clearly Now- WTI Quality Characteristics Now Available!”, published by Turner, Mason & Company, features a summary of this work and the path forward. It can be accessed HERE.

    Both historical and current quality data are now available on the new web site, www.crudemonitor.us. Data for all of the COQA recommended specs, including API gravity, sulfur, metals (nickel and vanadium), TAN, and three boiling range parameters from HTSD can be viewed. While improvements in the reporting continue, the format, familiar to many from evaluating Canadian crudes on www.crudemonitor.ca, provides both tabular and graphical presentations of this valuable information. 

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