Achieving maximum crude oil value depends on accurate evaluation

Crude oil producers can lose substantial revenues because they do not achieve maximum value from their crude oil sales. Producers, traders, and refiners must be fully aware of key issues that can influence the market and price differentials for crude oil.Crude oil prices are affected by worldwide supply and demand, regional refining capacities and configurations, and crude composition.It is important to understand the advantages of various crude valuation methods, which include bulk property, refining value, and distillation yield. Some methods are more appropriate than others when evaluating single crudes vs. crude blends.BackgroundThe price of crude oil is governed by worldwide supply a...

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