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Crude Oil Quality Association
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Sponsors

AmSpec
BP
Camin Cargo
Chevron
CHS
Coffeyville Resources
ConocoPhillips
Energy Transfer Partners
ExxonMobil
Halliburton
HollyFrontier
Infineum
Intertek Caleb Brett
KBC Advanced Technologies
Lyondellbasell
Magellan Midstream Partners
Marathon Petroleum
Marathon Pipe Line
Motiva
PBF Energy
Phillips 66
Plains Marketing
SGS North America
Shell Pipeline
Suncor
Valero

Supporters

Aveva
Baker Hughes GE
Husky Energy
Maxxam Analytics
North Dakota Petroleum Council
Schlumberger
SUEZ
Tallgrass

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

  • --Canceled-- 2020 CCQTA - COQA Joint Meeting, Ft. McMurray, Canada

    Dates: 09 – 11 Jun, 2020
    Oil Sands Alberta

    The Crude Oil Quality Association (COQA) together with the Canadian Crude Quality Technical Association (CCQTA) have decided to cancel our planned June 2020 joint industry meeting, scheduled for Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

    In light of the growing coronavirus concerns and associated travel restrictions, it is clear that canceling these meetings is the right action to take to prioritize the safety and health of those involved.

    The joint meetings between our two organizations, traditionally held every two years, are much anticipated and have had tremendous participation and sponsorship. Discussions are in progress with the Ft. McMurray venues and at this time, we are anticipating delaying the joint meeting until June of 2021, and meeting in Ft. McMurray, where we would look forward to an outstanding meeting featuring technical presentations, and a tour of the oil sands facilities.



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  • COQA Houston/Sugar Land, Oct 21-22, 2020

    Dates: 21 – 22 Oct, 2020
    sugar landSave the date and plan to join us in Sugar Land for our Fall 2020 COQA meeting. Details regarding the program of events, registration, and guestroom booking will begin to appear in summer 2020.

    We are once again partnering with the Opportunity Crudes Conference, which will be held at the same venue, from Oct 19-21, 2020. Plan to attend for the entire week!

    Venue: Houston Marriott Sugar Land (16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479)


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News and Announcements

Turning Point Blog Features Crude Quality

by Dennis Sutton | Jul 18, 2019
Turner, Mason & Company publishes a weekly blog series titled “Turning Point” that covers various topics regarding the petroleum industry. The blog published July 16, 2019 titled “Suspicious Minds- Quality Challenges and Crude Oil Exports” highlights the growing US crude oil exports and looks at some of the quality challenges for new buyers and traders of these US export grades. The article addresses the differing quality specs on WTI, two recent worldwide quality incidents, and concludes with discussion on avenues to reduce suspicion and build a better path forward. The complete article is available HERE.

Sponsors

Valero
Suncor
Shell Pipeline
SGS North America
Plains Marketing
Phillips 66
PBF Energy
Motiva
Marathon Pipe Line
Marathon Petroleum
Magellan Midstream Partners
Lyondellbasell
KBC Advanced Technologies
Intertek Caleb Brett
Infineum
HollyFrontier
Halliburton
ExxonMobil
Energy Transfer Partners
ConocoPhillips
Coffeyville Resources
CHS
Chevron
Camin Cargo
BP
AmSpec

Supporters

BV Inspectorate
Haverly
Hydrocarbon Publishing
L-K Industries
Nalco Champion
Saybolt Core Lab
Q2 Technologies
US Department of Energy