Argus has reported on crude oil and markets and natural gas for decades. Our WTI assessments at Midland and Houston are the standard physical benchmarks for US crude.

Our ASCI(r) index is the key reference for Mideast exports to the Americas. Our natural gas prices and indexes are benchmarks for Europe’s major gas trading hubs. And our news and analysis of key upstream markets in Russia, China, Latin America, Europe and North America is second to none.

Crude Oil

Argus WTI Houston – at the heart of global crude oil trade

WTI Midland is now the world’s largest freely traded grade of crude oil by output and volume. This crude has truly emerged as the global crude oil benchmark.

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