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Petroleum Technology Forum, September 21, 2011

The next Petroleum Technology Forum will be joint meeting with the CCCOGP, held on Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at the Grand Long Beach. The speaker will be Scott Mitchell from Kern Oil and Refining Company. Abstract and speaker bio follow.

The Grand Long Beach
4101 E. Willow
Long Beach, CA
Registration: Reservation Required
Buffet Lunch: 11:30 AM
Presentation: 12:00-1:00 PM
$20.00 members,
$25.00 for non members

California Oil Market - The Benchmarks Have Changed

Scott Mitchell, Kern Oil and Refining Company


The title of Scott’s presentation is “California Oil Market – The Benchmarks Have Changed”. West Texas Intermediate crude oil has a higher gravity, and a lower sulfur and lower nitrogen content that make it easier to turn into gasoline, diesel and jet fuel than California crudes. As a result, WTI carried a premium price when compared to California crudes. Not anymore. What changed? And how long will it last?

Bio – Scott Mitchell:

Scott Mitchell is the crude oil supply manager for Kern Oil and Refining Company an independent oil refining and marketing company with headquarters and refinery facility located in Bakersfield. Scott has worked in the refining business for 24 years and another 9 years in clean product supply and marketing. Scott is a graduate of LSU in Economics.


This meeting requires reservations because of the joint nature and venue. Please e-mail Leila Vlasko ( to make your reservation.


Leila Rashedi Vlasko
Forum Chairperson


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