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Crude Oil Quality Association
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Sponsors

AmSpec
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

  • 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.

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

    Our partners at the Opportunity Crudes Conference have rescheduled their conference for October 25-27th, 2021. COQA will again partner with them in 2021.


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News and Announcements

WTI Specs Continue to Attract Attention

by Dennis Sutton | Jun 25, 2020
As has been discussed at various industry meetings and detailed in Turner, Mason & Company’s recent blog “Suspicious Minds- Quality Challenges and Crude Oil Exports”, WTI quality and quality specifications vary depending on location and transportation mode and route.  

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.

Comments and feedback to Platts regarding this proposal are requested by July 17, 2020.

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
AmSpec

Supporters

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