December 28, 2017
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The DOE/DOT Crude Oil Characterization Research Study was designed to evaluate whether crude oils currently transported in North America, exhibit physical or chemical properties that are distinct from conventional crudes, and how these properties associate with combustion hazards that may be realized during transportation and handling. The report presents results from Task 2, investigating which commercially available methods can accurately and reproducibly collect and analyze crude oils for vapor pressure and composition, including dissolved gases.