Is the petroleum/gasoline/fuel for cars extracted from light or heavy, sweet or sour crude oil?

Why do some countries export their own petroleum and at the same time import petroleum from other countries?

2 Responses to “Is the petroleum/gasoline/fuel for cars extracted from light or heavy, sweet or sour crude oil?”

  1. Mista Ricksta Says:

    The light/sweet crude may be the EASIEST to convert to fuel, and this makes it the most expensive of the crudes due to everyone WANTING it because it’s SO easy to convert to fuel. Many countries that export oil don’t have the ability within the country to refine the stuff. You can’t pour pure oil into your gas tank. So, they have to import the refined fuel from countries that have facilities to refine the fuel. Oil, in its purest form, looks like mud! *laughter* Gasoline, on the other hand, will evaporate in right in front of your eyes.

  2. Pedro S Says:

    light,sweet is best [easy] for making gas and other things do it cost most…most oil producers have no refinery’s so import finished products….the USA imports gas from a refinery in Jamaica figure that one out…lol