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Our Light Crude Oil

Light sweet crude is the most valuable oil because it is easier to refine or distill, and transport. By contrast, heavier oils such as tar sands oil require higher heat and thus more energy to refine into useful products. Note, however, that light crude oils are considered more potentially toxic to the environment because if spilled they will spread rapidly

Light vs Heavy Crude Oil

Light Crude oil is liquid petroleum that has low density and that flows freely at room temperature. It has low viscosity, low specific gravity and high API gravity due to the presence of a high proportion of light hydrocarbon fractions. It generally has a low wax content as well. On the other hand, heavy crude oil or extra heavy crude oil is any type of crude oil which does not flow easily. It is referred to as “heavy” because its density or specific gravity is higher than that of light crude oil. Heavy crude oil has been defined as any liquid petroleum with an API gravity less than 20°

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