As some of you know, there are HUGE oil reserves discovered in North Dakota and Western Montana. Some people will assume this is the same heavy crude that homely dude Hugo Chaves owns. His crude oil is heavy, and with all his saber rattling, the dumb ass knows there’s only a few refineries than can process the ugly stuff, so he sells it here, he has little choice, because there’s few other places that can process this heavy crude off our shores. BTW, a friend Carlos whose first language is Spanish said that Hugo’s Spanish is the same as a common uneducated street thug..my reply.. “What a surprise”.
What you may not know about this crude out of North Dakota is it’s sweet and light. It wasn’t more than a week ago, I was talking to one of the guys who works the field who said “the crude is so clear the guys that fill the oil trucks, use talc powder in order to see the crude level in the tank”. No doubt, your Lister CS would run on this stuff no problem, same as many engines run well on the crude oil you find in Penn State and New York.
An interesting bit is this oil is hauled and mixed with much heavier crude from fields further north which allows the heavy stuff to be processed at far less expense, and I would imagine the range of combined hydro carbons facilitates in the production of a wider variety of petrol products at less cost. It seems this oil, and the Canadian fields are close enough for some cooperation to take place, and there’s benefits for all. I’m hoping we can buy more oil from Canada, and far less from Hugo.
Here’s a link to more info about the oil field.