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.



COQA New Orleans 2023

Mar 1–2, 2023

New Orleans, LA

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CCQTA - COQA Ft. McMurray 2023

Jun 6–9, 2023

Ft. McMurray, Canada

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COQA Houston - Sugar Land 2022

Oct 26–27, 2022

Sugar Land, TX


Crude Oil Quality Association Featured in Energy Intelligence "Oil Daily"

The COQA summer virtual events drew the attention of Energy Intelligence, who published two articles in their "Oil Daily" newsletter on June 4th and June 7th, 2021.

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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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