Argus podcasts

Argus podcasts

Argus podcast episodes are available on a variety of podcast platforms as well as on the Argus Blog, where each episode can be streamed and is provided with a full transcripts and related links.

Listen and subscribe to Argus podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Spotify or Stitcher.

Regular ongoing podcast series

  • Driving Discussions

    This podcast series examines the market forces that impact road fuels across the globe.
  • The Crude Report

    The Crude Report podcast series examines the critical forces impacting global crude oil markets.
  • Falando De Mercado (Market Talks)

    This primarily Portuguese podcast series analyses market trends and their impacts in Brazil and Latin America.
  • The Petcoke Podcast

    The Petcoke Podcast provides key insights direct from industry participants in petroleum coke markets across the world.
  • From The Economist's Chair

    Argus Chief Economist David Fyfe explores the global events impacting commodity markets through podcasts and blog posts.
  • All podcast episodes

    Browse all episodes across all series, past and present, as well as special episodes.

Jet Fuel Insights, 2020

02 September 2020

Jet Fuel Insights: The weight of freight on global jet fuel prices

This first of four podcast episodes considers how the freight market affects jet fuel prices around the globe.

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Oil products Crude oil Global Asia-Pacific Europe Latin America and Caribbean North America

16 September 2020

Jet Fuel Insights: Impacts on European jet fuel market from MidEast and India

This second of four podcast episodes considers how the freight market affects jet fuel prices around the globe.

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Asia-Pacific Europe Middle East Oil products English

Podcasts from our digital events series

The Covid-19 impact on fertilizer markets

24 July 2020

Covid-19 impact to US ethanol, corn markets

Tune into our latest fertilizer podcast, focusing on the dependency and interconnectivity of the energy and agricultural industries in the US through a shared denominator - corn.

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Fertilizer Oil products North America English

20 July 2020

Argus view of the potash market in volatile times

Tune into our latest fertilizer podcast, this time focusing on how the global potash market has responded to Covid-19 with a spotlight on the Americas, China and India.

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English Global Fertilizer

08 July 2020

The Covid-19 impact on logistics in the west African fertilizer market

Welcome to the second episode of our Africa fertilizer knowledge series. In this podcast we discuss the logistical implications of Covid-19 on the west African fertilizer market supply chain.

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Africa Fertilizer English Webinars

15 June 2020

African Fertilizer Knowledge Series: Assessing the impact of Covid-19 on west Africa fertilizer supply and demand

Welcome to the first episode of our Africa fertilizer knowledge series. In this podcast we discuss the supply/demand dynamics in western Africa with the West African Fertilizer Association.

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Fertilizer Africa

15 June 2020

Global urea short-term market drivers

Listen in as Gavin Chong, VP, Asia, Business Development for Fertilizers and Carl Roache, Senior Editor, Fertilizers, discuss recent price and demand trends in the market, while also highlighting key factors for the third quarter.

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Fertilizer Global English Asia-Pacific Africa FSU Latin America and Caribbean North America

18 May 2020

Covid-19 — questions from the sulphur market on the sulphur market

Listen in as Claira Lloyd answers questions from her most recent webinar on Covid-19's impact on the global sulphur market.

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Global Fertilizer

17 April 2020

Podcast: Covid-19 and its impact on global AdBlue, DEF and ARLA 32 markets

The latest update on how Covid-19 has impacted AdBlue, DEF and ARLA 32 markets across the globe

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Emissions English Global

16 April 2020

Podcast: Covid-19 and Europe - coping during the key season

The latest update on Europe's Fertilizer supply chain and the impact of Covid-19 during the industry's key season from the Editor of Argus Europe Fertilizer.

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Europe Fertilizer

09 April 2020

Podcast: Covid-19: Hitting the sulphur market from all sides

Learn what Covid-19 means for global supply/demand of the sulphur market.

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Fertilizer Global English

08 April 2020

Podcast: Impact of Coronavirus on the African fertilizer market

Join Mike Nash, Senior Editor, Fertilizers as he discusses the impact of the virus on the African continent.

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Africa Fertilizer

08 April 2020

Podcast: Covid-19 impact on the global NPK market

Join Julia Campbell, Editor - NPK, as she explores the impact of the coronavirus pandemic across the global NPK market.

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Fertilizer English Global

08 April 2020

Podcast: Sulphuric acid fundamentals detach from supply and demand

Prices for sulphuric acid across the globe began declining early in 2019, but how is the market shaping up against lockdown conditions and what is the broader picture?

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Fertilizer Global

03 April 2020

Podcast - Coronavirus: the impact on the potash market

This podcast discusses how the global spread of the coronavirus is impacting the potash market and its connected infrastructure. Ewan Thomson, Argus editor - potash, discusses the broad impacts on supply, demand and prices.

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Fertilizer Global English Asia-Pacific Europe Latin America and Caribbean Middle East North America

Special episodes

16 September 2020

Low carbon fuels and state of the bunker industry

Tune in to learn about the progress of the IMO 2020 cap and the impact of Covid-19 from Adrian Tolson, Director, BLUE Insight, and IBIA board member

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Global Freight & Transportation Oil products

12 August 2020

Exploring bio-marine fuels with GoodFuels CEO Dirk Kronemeijer

Listen in to learn about GoodFuels' journey towards becoming a pioneer in the bio-marine fuels market and the intricacies of building a carbon-neutral future for the industry.

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English Global Freight & Transportation Oil products

26 May 2020

Impact of IMO 2020 and Covid-19 on heavy products

Find out how the heavy products have reacted to the compound effect of IMO 2020 and Covid-19 in this latest Argus update.

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Global Oil products

14 May 2020

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Asian bitumen markets | Episode 2

The impact of Covid-19 has been felt significantly in Asian bitumen markets in Asia. As countries shut borders and enforced lockdowns, road construction activity slowed and then completely halted.

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Oil products Asia-Pacific English

06 May 2020

Aviation fuel market turbulence: Market update

Join us with our partner Refinitiv for an update on the aviation fuel market.

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Oil products North America English Crude oil

29 April 2020

Podcast - Driving Discussions: The impact of Covid-19 on European biofuels markets and HVO

Join the latest Driving Discussions podcast for coverage of the European HVO and biofuel markets amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

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English Europe Bioenergy Oil products

22 April 2020

Podcast: The impact of Covid-19 on European bitumen

Coronavirus has affected commodity markets across the globe, and bitumen is no exception. Tune in to this latest podcast to learn how the pandemic has impacted bitumen markets in Europe and Africa.

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Africa English Europe Oil products

17 April 2020

Podcast: US road construction and asphalt demand, is it changing?

The asphalt market in the US is seeing, like all commodities markets, an impact to demand from Covid-19. How will the asphalt market respond and what will the market look like in the future?

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Oil products North America English

16 April 2020

Podcast: Saudis double down on oil market-share offensive | Episode 5

Saudi Arabia faces a pricing dilemma between supporting prices in line with the Opec+ historical deal to cut output and ensuring there is enough buying interest for the kingdom’s crude oil in an environment of dismal demand.

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Crude oil Global English Asia-Pacific Europe Middle East North America

02 April 2020

Podcast: The impact of the coronavirus on Asian bitumen markets

The coronavirus outbreak is significantly affecting commodity markets, including bitumen. Bitumen markets are almost completely shaped by weather, and financing, and the toll that coronavirus has taken on economies has affected bitumen.

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Oil products Asia-Pacific English

27 March 2020

Podcast – Covid-19: Impacts on US fuel supply chains

Refined product demand in the US has been upended, forcing refiners to cut production and pipelines to slow.

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Oil products North America English

26 March 2020

Podcast: The impact of the coronavirus on Middle East supply chains, petrochemical shipping and aviation markets

Sentiment is bearish among Middle East producers as the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the demand in key export markets globally.

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Petrochemicals Oil products Freight & Transportation Asia-Pacific Middle East English

20 March 2020

Podcast - Asian refiners react to pandemic as crude glut soars | Episode 4

Asia-Pacific refiners are preparing to scale down operations to confront a collapse in global fuel demand. As storage fills up, they will have to reduce the amount of crude they process, but not at the expense of competitive feedstocks from the Middle East.

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Crude oil Oil products Global English Asia-Pacific Europe Middle East North America

17 March 2020

Podcast: The impact of the coronavirus on the minor metals markets

Sentiment is bearish as the coronavirus crisis has affected the economy and reduced minor metals demand from most downstream sectors.

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Metals Asia-Pacific English

09 March 2020

Podcast - Opec and US shale: the latest coronavirus casualties | Episode 3

Oil prices have posted their biggest drop in almost three decades towards $30/bl on expectations that an Opec-induced supply surge will exacerbate a global surplus, as demand growth collapses beyond Asia with the spread of the coronavirus to most major economies.

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Oil products Crude oil Asia-Pacific

03 March 2020

Podcast: Coronavirus implications on the Asia and Middle East petrochemical markets

The recent coronavirus outbreak in China is significantly impacting commodity and petrochemical markets. China is one of the largest petrochemical consumer and producers globally.

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Petrochemicals Asia-Pacific Middle East English

27 February 2020

Podcast: Coronavirus trickles down global oil markets – Episode 2

Economic activity has significantly slowed across Asia, denting energy consumption and oil demand, particularly in the transportation sector.

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Crude oil Oil products Global English

20 February 2020

Podcast: Coronavirus - a black swan event for the global crude market | Episode 1

The coronavirus epidemic’s effect on energy consumption in China, the world’s top crude importer, is unprecedented. About a third of the country’s total refining capacity is down at a time when oil markets were already oversupplied.

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Crude oil Oil products Asia-Pacific English

17 October 2019

Coping with disruption: Saudi oil keeps flowing at higher prices

Podcast: Just as surprising as last month’s attack on Saudi oil infrastructure was, the global oil market is witnessing an incredibly smooth recovery. But a different picture emerges when looking closely at physical crude differentials.

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Crude oil Middle East Asia-Pacific English

03 October 2019

The return of Saudi petrochemical feedstock after curbs and its implications

Podcast: Most Saudi petrochemical producers announced feedstock curbs of between 15 and 50pc following the mid-September attacks on the country's oil installations.

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Middle East Petrochemicals Crude oil English Asia-Pacific Europe

25 September 2019

Coping with disruption: Saudi supply shock rattles Asian crude markets

Podcast: The Saudi crude oil supply shock comes at a time when refiners across Asia were already challenged to replace sanctioned Iranian barrels.

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Asia-Pacific Crude oil Middle East English

The early impacts of IMO 2020

11 February 2020

The early impacts of IMO 2020 in Europe

One month has passed since IMO 2020 came into effect, directing oceangoing vessels to switch from heavy bunker fuel to the cleaner 0.5% very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO). Listen to our latest podcast to learn how the European shipping industry has reacted to the mandate...

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Oil products Europe English Crude oil Emissions Freight & Transportation

11 February 2020

The early impacts of IMO 2020 in the Americas

One month has passed since IMO 2020 came into effect, directing oceangoing vessels to switch from heavy bunker fuel to the cleaner 0.5% very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO). Listen to our latest podcast to learn how the US shipping industry has reacted to the mandates.

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Oil products North America English Crude oil Emissions Freight & Transportation

11 February 2020

The early impacts of IMO 2020 in Asia-Pacific

One month has passed since IMO 2020 came into effect, directing oceangoing vessels to switch from heavy bunker fuel to the cleaner 0.5% very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO). Listen to our latest podcast to learn how the Asia-Pacific shipping industry has reacted to the man...

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Oil products Asia-Pacific English Emissions Crude oil Freight & Transportation

The China Connection

03 December 2019

The China Connection - New petrochemical refineries: Impactful or disruptive?

Podcast: China's petrochemical refiners are making their presence felt way beyond the country's borders. How will this impact global supply, demand, and trade balances? Will global operating rates be reduced?

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Petrochemicals Asia-Pacific English Crude oil Oil products

12 November 2019

The China Connection: Plastics recycling challenges

Podcast: Nearly two years after China's ban on imports of plastic waste, what are the implications for plastic waste trade flows for the rest of the world?

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Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals English Europe North America

20 November 2019

The China Connection: IMO 2020 and Zhoushan

Podcast: What role will China play in the global bunker market in 2020 and beyond?

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Oil products Asia-Pacific English Freight & Transportation

29 October 2019

The China Connection: The Belt and Road Initiative

Podcast: A deeper look into China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and how Xi Jinping is positioning it globally, regionally and domestically.

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Asia-Pacific Crude oil LPG/NGL Natural gas/LNG Oil products Petrochemicals English North America

15 October 2019

The China Connection: Xi vs Trump

Podcast: Xi vs Trump. How have global and Chinese and US commodities markets shifted with each blow of the trade war?

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Asia-Pacific North America Crude oil LPG/NGL Natural gas/LNG Oil products Petrochemicals English

US Gulf coast crude exports and infrastructure, 2019

20 August 2019

Cushing: The heart of US crude is still beatin’

Podcast: Crude is rushing past Cushing on its way to the coast, but the traditional price setting center of the US oil industry is likely to maintain its role for years to come.

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English Crude oil North America

13 August 2019

West Texas Sour: Teaching an old dog new tricks

Podcast: Although historically popular with US midcontinent refiners, West Texas Sour (WTS) has had to change with the times and learn new tricks as both a supply gap filler and a blending component.

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English Crude oil North America Oil products

06 August 2019

The US Gulf coast crude network: Opening the floodgates

Podcast: With US Gulf coast crude exports expected to grow well past the current level of 3mn b/d, midstream players are busy building more pipelines to bring crude to the coast.

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English Crude oil North America

29 July 2019

Western Canadian Select Houston: A heavy crude benchmark emerges

Podcast: The loss of Venezuelan imports, the stagnation of Mexican production and the diversion of many Mideast grades to Asia has paved the way for Canadian grades to take a strong share of the Gulf coast heavy crude market.

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English Crude oil North America

16 July 2019

West Texas Light: New crude on the block

Podcast: WTL is the next big thing coming out of the Delaware Basin. With rising light production coming up against the ability to blend to existing crude stream quality specifications these WTL barrels have started trading as a segregated grade.

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Crude oil English North America

23 July 2019

Light Louisiana Sweet: Unbecoming a benchmark

Podcast: Shale production, US crude exports and pipeline shifts have dramatically changed the utility of Light Louisiana Sweet (LLS), which has shifted from bellwether to regional feedstock as new grades increasingly encroach on its territory.

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Crude oil English