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Siberian Light | Price of Siberian Light crude oil

Siberian Light is a type of oil (sulfur content is about 0.57%), which is a mixture of oil produced in the ХМАО.

Siberian Light is a Russian grade of light, low-sulfur oil, which is a mixture of oils produced in the Khanty-Mansiysk and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Districts.
It is similar in composition to Brent and WTI, which belong to the so-called Light Sweet Oil grade — low-sulfur light oil, which accounts for most of the global demand.

Siberian Light


Density (20 °С), кг/м3


845 — 850
Density API 35 — 36
Sulfur content, % 0,57

Most of the mined Siberian Light is the basis for the export of Russian varieties of Urals. Some part is exported as an independent variety through the port of Tuapse.

From the light grades of oil, more gasoline fractions are produced at the refinery than on average from other grades.

Heavy grades of oil are of lesser demand and, consequently, lower prices are available, of which large amounts of heavy fuel oil are obtained during processing. These varieties include, for example, Maya (Mexico). Heavy grades of oil can also produce fuel, but with much higher processing costs.

The main producers of oil:

  • Rosneft,
  • Lukoil,
  • Surgutneftegaz,
  • Gazprom Neft,
  • TNK-BP.

Price of Siberian Light crude oil

Siberian Light is higher quality Urals brand and valued a bit more expensive. The Urals OIL is the main Russian oil exported, it is traded at a discount to Brent of $ 1-1.5.

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