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.

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COQA Spring 2021 Online Session #1

Feb 18, 2021

Online, Zoom Conferencing App

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COQA Spring 2021 Online Session #2

Mar 4, 2021

Online, Zoom

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COQA Houston - Sugar Land 2021

Oct 27–28, 2021

Sugar Land, TX

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Argus Crude Live

Jan 26–28, 2021

Online, Virtual Network


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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PHMSA Renders Crude Oil Quality Decision

On May 11, 2020, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) blocked an effort by the state of Washington to tighten vapor pressure restrictions on the transportation of crude oil by rail.

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