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      Major traded oils More than 170 different oils are traded on the market, but this section will discuss the three major oils that usually attract the most attention, both in the news and in the markets around the world. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) is a crude oil of extremely high quality and because of this property, it is possible to extract more gasoline from a single barrel compared with most other crude oils traded on the market. The WTI has an API 10 gravity of 39.6 degrees, which gives the oil the characteristic of “light”; moreover the concentration of 0.24 percent of sulfur makes it a “sweet” crude oil.…