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Argus Base Oils

An Argus market service,  published weekly

Argus Base Oils is the only publication to capture the full spectrum of base oils trade in the international market in a single report.  Argus Base Oils provides weekly base oils spot prices, posted prices, and market analysis for all the key markets globally as well as valuable price analytics information on base oil premiums to VGO, crude, and gasoil.

Every issue offers an overview of the week’s market activities, as well as detailed base oil price assessments and analysis for each of the main markets, including Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the US and the former Soviet Union.

Key Features

  • Weekly market spot price assessments and analysis for Group I, II, and III base oils in key global markets 
  • Daily market-moving news
  • Historical data
  • Transparent market-appropriate methodology
  • Daily updates of forward curves and profit margins for base oils production
  • Detailed economics and profitability data and analysis from a global leader in petroleum indexation

 Argus Base Oils Outlook - Annual Preview 2016

Markets Covered
 

Asia-Pacific

  • Group I: SN 150, SN 500, bright stock
  • Group II: N150, N500
  • Asia: SN 500 forward price
  • Asia: SN 500 forward premium to gasoil
  • Dubai crude front month and SN 500 premium to Dubai crude
  • Singapore 0.5% gasoil, gasoil premium to Dubai crude and SN 500 premium to gasoil

Northeast Asia

  • Group I: SN 150, SN 500, bright stock
  • Group II: N150, N500
  • Group III: 4cst, 6cst and 8cst cfr
  • Chinese domestic prices and import price calculator

India and UAE

  • India Group I: SN 150, SN 500, bright stock
  • India Group II: N150, N500
  • Indian Group III: 4cst, 6cst and 8cst cfr
  • India domestic prices
  • UAE Group I: SN 150, SN 500

Europe and Turkey

  • Group I: SN 150, SN 500 and bright stock domestic NWE
  • Group I: SN150, SN 500 and bright stock European export
  • Group I: SN 150 and SN 500 cfr Turkey
  • Group II: N150 fca ARA
  • Group II: N600 fca ARA
  • Group III: 4cst, 6cst and 8cst fca NWE
  • SN 150 and SN 500 forward prices
  • SN 150 and SN 500 forward premium to gasoil
  • North Sea Dated crude price and SN 500 premium to North Sea Dated
  • European oil products prices: Heating oil 0.1% barge, vacuum gasoil 0.5% and 1.6% barge
  • Oil products premiums: heating oil premium to crude, heating oil premium to VGO 1.6%, SN 500 premium to heating oil and SN 500 premium to VGO 1.6%

Russia and FSU

  • Group I: SN 150, SN 500 Baltic Sea
  • Group I: SN 150, SN 500 Black Sea

US

  • Group I: SN 150, SN 500 and bright stock
  • Group II: N100, N200, N220 and N600
  • Domestic prices for Group I, Group II and Group III
  • Napthenic base oil domestic and export prices: pale oil 60, 100, 500 and 2000
  • US SN 500 forward prices
  • US SN 500 forward premium to heating oil
  • Nymex WTI crude front month, SN 500 premium to WTI, the Argus Sour Crude Index™ (ASCI™) price and SN 500 premium to the  ASCI price
  • Oil products prices: NYH heating oil barge, low-sulphur vacuum gasoil 0.5% and high-sulphur vacuum gasoil 2%
  • Oil products premiums: Heating oil premium to WTI, heating oil premium to VGO 2%, SN 500 premium to heating oil and SN 500 premium to VGO 2%
  • US posted prices for Group I, Group II, Group II+, Group III and Group III+

Data and Downloads

This service also features downloadable market data published in spreadsheet format, available only in Argus Direct.

  • Base oils plant maintenance and shutdowns
  • Japan lubricants statistics

Audience

Argus Base Oils is used by traders, procurement managers, base oil marketers, lubricant business managers, major oil companies, refiners, lubricant producers and lubricant users.

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 Argus Base Oils Outlook - Annual Preview 2016

 2014 Argus Base Oils Annual Review

 2013 Argus Base Oils Overview

 2012 Argus Base Oils Overview

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