The Crude Oil Quality Association

The 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.

HOU 2021 featured


COQA Houston - Sugar Land 2021

Oct 27–28, 2021

Sugar Land, TX


Dennis Sutton, COQA Executive Director to Retire, effective July 1, 2021

COQA Executive Board Names Ron Claybon to Succeed Sutton

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Crude Oil Quality Featured in Turner, Mason & Company’s Blog

The November 10 Turning Point blog was a special guest submission provided by Dennis Sutton, COQA Executive Director. The article, titled “Heard It Through The Grapevine? Clarifying Some Crude Quality Issues”, provides detailed information on often misunderstood crude quality topics.

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WTI Specs Continue to Attract Attention

On June 23, 2020, Platts issued a proposal note, proposing specifications for WTI pipeline and cargo assessments. Their specifications address “direct-from- Permian” supply. Their release is available for viewing here.

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