Crude Oil Qualities in Azerbaijan

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'Azeri light' is the brand name for the oil produced from Azerbaijan's Azeri and Chirag fields, a premium quality crude oil with an API Gravity of 35°-35.5° and a sulphur content of 0.14 percent. According to BP, this qualifies Azeri Light as a "light, sweet crude oil".

On world markets Azeri Light normally trades at a premium to Brent crude, the benchmark blend produced in the North Sea.[1]


  1. Azeri light: the national brand goes globalBP, 19 14 March 2008.