Fifty Shades of Condensates – Which One Did You Mean?

Last week we introduced a blog series from contributor Ann Davis Vaughan on condensates – the hydrocarbon mixture that is now being produced from tight oil shale plays in increasing quantities. That production surge is causing refiners and traders to scratch their heads figuring out the best uses and markets for condensate. We quickly found that our efforts to understand the condensate market were being hampered by definitions as varied as Lady Gaga’s outfits. Today we expand on Ann’s narrative for an episode to tie down some definitions.

What Makes A Condensate A Condensate?

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