How Are Different Types of Crude Oil Classified?

Have you ever wondered why crude oil is called as sweet crude, light crude, sour crude, light sweet crude, etc. ? Crude oil is classified based on two factors: API Gravity and Sweetness. 1.API Gravity: 1.API Gravity is oil’s density to water and ranges from “light” to “heavy”. The market’s preferred type is the “light” …

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What Are National Oil Companies? : Chart

National Oil Companies (NOCs) are owned fully or partially by the state. Unlike the major supermajors like Exxon Mobile(XOM), BP(BP), Total(TOT), etc. the NOCs are controlled by the state though they may publicly listed as well. Some of the large oil companies in the world such as  China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (SNP) and PetroChina (PTR) …

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On the Year-to-Date Return of Exchange-Listed Foreign Oil Stocks

Oil prices have fallen dramatically this year as the pandemic decimated global oil consumption. Currently Brent crude is trading under $37 for January delivery. With the fall in crude oil prices oil stocks have been crushed well. Most of the foreign exchange-listed oil stocks have plunged by 50% of more as shown in the table …

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