A committee of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Reporting to the Markets & Transportation Executive Policy Group through the Crude Oil Committee, The Crude Oil Quality Committee is focused on specific crude quality issues that impact the netback value of crude oil streams to their producers.

Canadian crude oil is becoming ever more prevalent in the United States. This subcommittee discusses the issues that are inherent in refining and shipping these crudes.

Some of the priorities the COQA has addressed include:

  • stream consistency and reliability on delivery to refineries
  • TAN levels and distributions throughout yield curve
  • crude by rail transport
  • Domestic Sweet (WTI) consistency