4 May 2020

Leading global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus has successfully completed the ninth consecutive internal audit of the indexes in Argus Natural Gas Americas.

The policies and processes reviewed were designed by Argus in 2009 to comply with policy statements of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in 2003-05 for the development of natural gas and electricity indexes. The policies cover governance, control, quality, integrity and conflict management in relation to natural gas indexes.

In Natural Gas Docket No. PL03-3-004, FERC staff encouraged index developers to complete arrangements for annual process audits that include some component of external review, and to share the results of this review with the companies submitting their trade data for inclusion in the published indexes.

Argus' natural gas price assessment methodologies are available here.

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Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.

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