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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 San Antonio, February 21-22, 2018

  • Dates: 21 – 22 Feb, 2018

Venue
Menger Hotel (address: 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205)

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Registration
Advance Registration is now closed. Registration will be by any major credit card for $125 at the door.

Complimentary Registration Form (for COQA annual corporate members, event sponsors, press, retirees)

Accommodations
Please join us in the COQA room block at the Menger Hotel. The cut-off date was February 5th. Rooms are now subject to availability. Please call the hotel if you need to inquire about rooms in our block.

Agenda
Wednesday February 21, 2018 (note: closed to press)
2:30pm: Domestic Sweet Monitoring Program Subcommittee Meeting
     *all conference registrants welcome to attend*
     Snacks and refreshments will be provided thanks to:
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4:00pm: Steering Committee Meeting
     *representatives of corporate member companies only*
5:00pm: Executive Board Meeting
5:30pm: A Reception will be held at Mad Dogs British Pub Riverwalk on Feb 21st beginning at 5:30pm. All conference attendees and guests are encouraged to attend. The event is presented by
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Thursday February 22, 2018  Link:  San Antonio 2018 COQA Agenda (.pdf)


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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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