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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According to NIOC, this is the 6th heavy crude oil offering by NIOC at IRENEX.
refiners geared with cokers to process heavy crudes at high rates of production, including several in Louisiana, have been replacing Venezuelan heavy crude with alternatives.
While Canada is (https://www.investorvillage.com/smbd.asp?mb=5028&mn=98301&pt=msg&mid=19091473) shipping more heavy crude by rail, this approach is much more expensive.
The country's abundant heavy crude reserves are just what the world needs at a time where the US barrel is getting lighter and lighter due to rising shale production."
The volume of crude in storage has hit record levels in western Canada and heavy crude is trading near its widest discount to US crude since December 2013, driven by increased supply and a leak on TransCanada Corp's Keystone export pipeline last month.
Now fully owned by SA, the plant uses Saudi heavy crude oilsto produce premium fuels.
Iran's heavy crude price in the week under study was up 76 cents, being sold at $44.30.
Canadian Natural Resources is a senior oil and natural gas production company that offers light and medium crude oil, primary heavy crude oil, Pelican Lake heavy crude oil, bitumen and synthetic crude oil (SCO).
It said it sold heavy crude for $29.40 the week of December 18.
Part of the heavy crude from this project goes to Respol's Spanish refineries.
Al-Sour is a strategic necessity as it will turn heavy crude oil into LSFO badly needed by the power sector as well as naphtha for petrochemical production and premium motor fuels like low-sulphur gasoil and lead-free gasoline.
"Refining also allows the Saudis to export their heavy crude oil to a wider array of customers, beyond the select few importers who have invested in configurations that can handle heavy crudes," he pointed out.