About the Project
Yesterday, the Bipartisan Policy Center's Energy Project and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) held the third workshop in a series on greenhouse gas regulation of existing power plants under the Clean Air Act.
One key characteristic of crude oil is its density, which ranges from light to heavy. The density of crude oil–that is, how light or heavy it is compared to water–is often measured by calculating its API gravity, where higher numbers signify lighter crudes and “sweet” or “sour” designations denote the sulfur content of the crude. Lighter, sweeter crudes are generally more valuable from an economic perspective because they are less energy-intensive to refine into finished products.