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The Argus Crude service is your must-have source of daily news, prices and analysis for well over 100 internationally-traded crude streams. 

With nearly 50 years of history in crude oil market reporting and a robust methodology that reflects real trading behaviour, the Argus Crude service is a vital daily tool that brings clarity to often opaque markets. It also provides access to key industry benchmarks and indexes, including WTI Houston, WTI Midland, the Argus Sour Crude Index (ASCI), North Sea Dated and Argus Brent Sour. A subscription to Argus Crude also gives access to the Argus China Crude Daily report.

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Markets covered

  • US: AGS, WTI Houston, WTI Midland, WTI Cushing, LLS, ASCI, Mars, Poseidon, Southern Green Canyon, Thunder Horse, Bonito, Bakken fob Beaumont/Nederland, WTI fob Houston, Alaskan North Slope, DJ Light, White Cliffs, Niobara
  • Canada pipeline: Synthetic,WCS, AWB, CDB, Cold Lake, MSW, LSB, LLB and Condensate
  • North Sea: North Sea Dated, New North Sea Dated (including WTI), Argus Brent Sour, Brent, Forties, Oseberg, Ekofisk, Troll, Johan Sverdrup fob Mongstad, Grane, Statfjord cif Rotterdam, Statfjord fob platform, Gullfaks cif Rotterdam, Gullfaks fob platform and Flotta Gold
  • Russia-Caspian: Urals fob Primorsk, Urals fob Ust-Luga, Urals fob Novorossiysk (80,000t and 140,000t), Siberian Light, Azeri Light, CPC Blend, BTC Blend and Kebco
  • Mediterranean: Saharan Blend, Es Sider, Zarzaitine, Kirkuk, Basrah Medium fob Iraq destined for the Med, Basrah Heavy fob Iraq destined for Med, Iran Light fob Sidi Kerir, Iran Heavy fob Sidi Kerir and Suez Blend
  • West Africa: Bonny Light, Doba, Girassol, Hungo, Agbami, Amenam, Bonga, Brass River, CJ Blend, EA Blend, Erha, Escravos, Forcados, Qua Iboe, Usan, Cabinda, Dalia, Kissanje, Nemba, Zafiro, Jubilee, Egina, Mostarda and Djeno
  • Latin America: Castilla Blend, Vasconia, Escalante, Medanito, Maya, Isthmus, Olmeca, Oriente and Napo
  • Mideast Gulf: Dubai, Oman, Murban, Upper Zakum, Qatar Land, Qatar Marine, Al-Shaheen, Banoco Arab Medium, Arab Light, Arab Extra Light, Arab Heavy, Basrah Medium, Basrah Heavy, Umm Lulu and condensates DFC and LSC fob Qatar.
  • Asia-Pacific: Minas, Tapis, North West Shelf, ESPO Blend, Sokol, Sakhalin, Duri, Cinta, Widuri, Senipah, Attaka, Ardjuna, Belida, Bach Ho, Sutu Den, Kikeh, Labuan, Kutubu Light, Miri Light, Cossack, Enfield, Vincent, Pyrenees, Van Gogh and Sudanese grades Nile Blend and Dar Blend, as well as delivered Shandong crudes Lula, Djeno, ESPO Blend, Oman and Johan Sverdrup

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Key features


  • Global crude prices, including daily differentials to regional benchmarks, plus futures, forwards, official prices and refinery netbacks, as well as market-leading analysis and commentary
  • Market-moving news on top crude market developments
  • End-of-day summary report
  • Argus Crude Oil Bulletin Board: See deal and bid/offer information quickly, anytime, anywhere
  • Robust, transparent methodology developed with the industry
  • Downloadable market data at your fingertips
  • The Argus China Crude Daily – a succinct report in Chinese

Customers that benefit

The Argus Crude service is essential for anyone exposed to crude prices and seeking a global perspective on the marketplace. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:

  • Producers follow our assessments and use them in contracts and as a reference in negotiations as well as for calculation of official selling prices.
  • Traders can identify arbitrage opportunities and be assured that our assessments are impartial, accurate and reliable for a wide range of globally-traded crude streams.
  • Refiners rely on Argus assessments when evaluating offers and can also use our refinery netback prices for a wide range of crude grades to identify opportunities for better margins.
  • Analysts and risk managers follow our market commentary, which explains the reasons behind price movements.
  • Exchanges use our price assessments as the settlement indexes for a range of derivative contracts, reflecting the market’s confidence in their robustness.


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