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    divineorder, bronte17

    Remember Bitumen is like API <10. Light crude is like API   40-60. A large portion of mid east exports are med crudes in the API 30-37 range that generally dont need catalytic crackers.

    Processing the bitumen to a syn crude quality level is probably the conventional wisdom within the industry. this is exactly what Chavez wants to do with his heavy crudes, process it, then market as a API 30-33 syn crude, this then is a very desirable product that can fed into nearly any refinery without complications.

    FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 10:11:35 AM PDT

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