- API: 45,30
- Sulphur Level: 0,56
- Country: Kazakhstan
- Location: Novorossiysk
- Source Fields: Major oil fields in Western Kazakhstan
- CPC Blend is a light crude oil which was first introduced to the market at the end of 2001 with the commissioning of a 1,580km pipeline by the Caspian Pipeline Consortium Oil Pipeline (CPC). The CPC pipeline links major oil fields in Western Kazakhstan to a Black Sea export terminal opened in 2001 at Yuzhnaya Ozereevka, located 40km North-West of Novorossiysk (Russia).
- At the end of 2004, CPC Blend consisted of seven crude oil streams: Tengiz, Aktobe, Kumkol, Martyshi, Arman, Karachaganak and Siberian Light. The most significant developments in 2004 were the introduction of Karachaganak in June, and the beginning of Russian crude injection, principally Siberian Light, in November.
- Despite new streams being injected to the pipeline, Tengiz remains the single largest component of CPC Blend.
|C1 to C4||3.9%|
- Acidity, 0,06 mg KOH/g
- Nickel, 1.56 mg/Kg
- Vanadium, 1.33 mg/Kg
- The crude has a high level of Mercaptans, making it more challenging to process