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Argus provides key insights into the developments and discussions at Cop, shining a light on how they will affect the global energy and commodity markets. Cop 28 will take place in the UAE from 30 November to 12 December 2023.
WTI Midland is now the world’s largest freely traded grade of crude oil by output and volume. In December 2015, the US lifted a 40-year ban that had restricted exports of US crude overseas. Since the ban was lifted, export volumes have soared and US crude now makes its way to markets all over the world.
As the most consumed refined product in Europe, diesel is a fundamental source of road fuel. But without sufficient local refining capacity to cover demand, the region is dependent on imports of this critical product. These trade flows have changed dramatically since the start of 2022 as Europe rejects Russian-origin oil and turns to long-range cargoes from other sources. This ‘new normal’ requires new price benchmarks for the European diesel market.
EU-wide targets driven from mandates such as the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, have increased the need for ethanol-blended gasoline across Europe. In most European countries, gasoline must now contain either up to 5pc or 10pc ethanol. Due to its higher bioethanol content, E10 gasoline is being rolled out across more countries in Europe as a means for governments and companies to help meet greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets.
Price volatility in the European natural gas markets has increased sharply since 2022. While prices have come down significantly since their successive spikes last year, the market is more unpredictable than it used to be and more interlinked than ever with global LNG dynamics and other commodities. To navigate uncertainty, you need access to the best market information delivered in a timely manner and in the most usable format.
As more global carbon reduction mandates come online, airlines will look to fulfill their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) requirements with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAF is the only solution for airlines to fly more sustainably, electrification is not yet a solution and we are probably decades away from that being a reality if at all.
Storage terminals provide a vital role in the energy and commodity supply chains, ensuring markets find their balance in the most price efficient way. Argus supports Storage companies through various challenges such as optimising the performance of their existing assets, build strategies and decisions on investment for future growth.
How is the global energy system transforming? The global energy transition is well under way, presenting opportunities, challenges and important decisions for consumers and producers alike. Argus provides a trusted and independent view into the changing energy landscape, including future fuels, trading opportunities and new energy infrastructure.
Gain a competitive edge in energy-related investment by turning to Argus Media’s data science services. These services uniquely join our proprietary physical transaction data, including prices, volume and location, with constant market interaction.
In an increasingly dynamic LNG market, participants need a trusted benchmark to capture and manage freight price risk. Argus’ LNG freight day rates are the robust and representative assessments that the industry needs for demurrage contracts, long-term charter agreements, and to settle financial instruments used for hedging, trading and inter-regional arbitrage.
US sanctions on Venezuela’s national oil company PdV, first imposed on 28 January 2019, cast another layer of geopolitical uncertainty onto the international oil market. The sanctions take effect in stages, gradually intensifying their impact on the Opec country’s imports and exports, and the sanctions rollout and partial unwinding of commercial ties will help to shape near-term market dynamics, with longer-term implications for policy and investment. Follow along with Argus as we deliver the latest news and market analysis on this story.