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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 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!


    Venue
    Marriott Sugar Land Town Square
    16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
    *there is free on site parking as well as a valet option ($10 daily, $25 overnight)*

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

    COQA Guestroom Block
    Direct Online Reservations: HERE
    Sugar Land Marriott Town Square Phone: (281) 275-8400
    Book by 10/9/18 to receive our group rate

    Program
    Wednesday, Oct 24th: Subcommittee Sessions and Board Meetings
    Room: Cane I-III, 1st 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

    Thursday, Oct 25th: General Presentations Session
    Room: Sugar Land Ballroom VI, 1st Floor
    - 7:00am: Buffet Breakfast (provided)
    - 8:00am - 4:30pm: Presentations (and networking and lunch breaks)
     - 5:00 - 7:00pm: Plan to attend a COQA Reception/Mixer brought to you by CVR Energy following the Thursday session at Bar Louie in Sugar Land across from the hotel
    Food and drinks to be provided.
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    Speakers (topics tentative)
    Stephanie Sheldon, Enterprise Products (Crude Pricing)

    Frederick Stubbins, Intertek UK (European Crude Quality Concerns)

    Kari Cutting, North Dakota Petroleum Council (Recent Developments in North Dakota/Bakken)

    Jonathan Richter, Baytek International (topic tbd)

    Chris Tucker, Inland Inspections (The Significance and Importance of Obtaining the Proper/Correct Samples and Its Impact on Crude Oil testing)

    Ha Nguyen, IHS Markit (Sour crude diet: Venezuela production decline shifts lighter crude slates for heavy refiners)

    Curtis Ruder, Baker & O'Brien (PRISM and IMO 2020)

    Qin Xin, Canmet Energy (Blueprints of Optimizing Diluted Bitumen Properties and Improving Oil Spill Behaviour)

    Chris Carolan, ASI Standards (The Importance of Reference Materials in Verifying Crude Oil Quality)

    Aaron Dillard, P66 (Domestic Sweet Monitoring Program Updates)

    and more!


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  • COQA renews partnership in support of Argus Americas Crude Summit 2019

    Dates: 22 – 24 Jan, 2019

                                     COQA banner Crude Summit 2019

    Join 400 of your peers in Houston for the largest commercial crude oil trading and strategy event of the year! Network with senior representatives from across the crude supply chain and gain perspectives from 20+ industry leaders on what to expect from the oil markets in the coming year.

    Register by October 19th and save $900!

    Information: HERE

    Registration: HERE



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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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  • COQA Oklahoma City, May 29-30, 2019

    Dates: 29 – 30 May, 2019
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    Save the date and plan to attend COQA's summer 2019 conference in Oklahoma City. Our plan is to do this conference a little differently, with a FULL DAY TOUR of Cushing terminal facilities on May 29, and then a full day of meetings on May 30th.

    Our venue will be the Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City (1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102). More information on the tour and presentations will be forthcoming.


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News and Announcements

Platts Capitol Crude podcast highlights COQA efforts

by Dennis Sutton | Jul 03, 2018
The July 2, 2018 Capitol Crude podcast produced by Platts addresses the confusion regarding WTI crude oil and highlights the work of the COQA that has led to the adoption by CME/NYMEX of more comprehensive quality specifications for WTI at Cushing.  The podcast features discussion by John-Laurent Tronche, managing editor, Platts Americas crude oil, and Dennis Sutton, executive director of the Crude Oil Quality Association.  To listen to the podcast, click here.

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