United States Bakken crude oil Assay
Bakken API gravity: 42.1Light crude is typically in the 35-45 API range, which includes most of the highest valued crudes such as Brent and WTI. Tim Fitzgibbon
API = (141.5/Specific Gravity) - 131.5
Barrels of Bakken crude oil per metric ton
In the oil industry, quantities of crude oil are often measured in metric tons. Bakken 7.72 bbl per MT.
Bakken Sulfur: 0.18%
Sulfur is considered an undesirable contaminant because, when burned, it generates sulfur oxides.
As a general rule, a crude oil grade with high sulfur content will have a lower value. This type of crude is often referred to as a sour crude.