U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
Does EIA have data on the type or quality of crude oil?
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes data on the quality of crude oil produced in the United States:
- API gravity of crude oil produced in each oil-producing state in Table 5 of the Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production Report
- Average sulfur content and API gravity of all crude oil input to U.S. refineries by Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD) and refining district
EIA also publishes the sulfur content and API gravity of crude oil imported into the United States, along with the volume, source country, and name of the processing facility (refinery) that received the oil, in the data file for the Company Level Imports. Columns M and N in this data file have the sulfur and API gravity data.
EIA has an analysis of the quality of crude oil produced in different regions of the United States in U.S. Crude Oil Production to 2025: Updated Projection of Crude Types.
Last updated: November 30, 2015
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