Heavy Crude


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Heavy Crude

Unrefined oil that does not flow very well, as opposed to light crude, which does. Compared to light crude, heavy crude is expensive to refine. As a result, it is a lower-priced commodity.
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Indian Oil Corporation is planning to purchase West Asian heavy crude for refining in the near future.
Part of the heavy crude from this project goes to Respol's Spanish refineries.
Iraq has set the first monthly price for its new Basra Heavy crude for May, but has likely delayed the launch of the grade until the following month, according to industry sources.
The project includes plans to produce 60,000 barrels per day of heavy crude by 2018 and to build the infrastructure facilities for further phases.
Having gained experience in extra-heavy oil E&P, PDVSA is helping the state-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL) in exploiting heavy crude oil in Baghewala oilfield in Rajasthan.
Despite decades of experience safely transporting heavy crude and the oil sands crude derivative known as diluted bitumen, some opponents of new pipeline construction claim otherwise.
INNOVATIVE research aimed at making heavy crude oil refining processes greener and more productive is being carried out by a new tenant at Wilton Centre on Teesside.
Petrosonic announced yesterday the completion of the emulsification processing plant in Albania and start of the heavy crude emulsion process.
Dense and viscous, bitumen is counted along with extra-heavy crude oil and heavy crude oil as unconventional crude oil resources that are finding a growing role in upstream operations and producer portfolios worldwide.
This project is aiming to double the processing capacity of the refinery bybuilding a new facility to make the most of the heavy crude oil abundantly produced from the Orinoco Belt of the country.
Heavy crude oilfields have also been excluded from the list of prioritu oil development plans, Ahmad Qalebani added.
Heavy crude oils; from geology to upgrading, an overview.