United States Wilmington crude oil Assay
Wilmington API gravity: 17Anything below 15 API would be considered an extra-heavy crude. Tim FitzgibbonA medium crude is in the 25-35 API range, and a heavy crude is in the 15-25 API range Tim Fitzgibbon
API = (141.5/Specific Gravity) - 131.5
Barrels of Wilmington crude oil per metric ton
In the oil industry, quantities of crude oil are often measured in metric tons. Wilmington 6.6 bbl per MT.
Wilmington Sulfur: 1.2%
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.