With constraints on ethanol blending and technology for cellulosic fuels, renewable diesel is expected to have the highest growth prospects of any renewable fuel in the short to medium term. U.S. production capacity for renewable diesel could more than double from current levels by the end of 2027. Between 2011 and 2021, consumption grew from 1 million barrels to 28 million barrels per year, over 18 times its original volume. If all announced/planned projects are executed, capacity is expected to rise to 373 KB/d.  

Argus renewable diesel assessments are key prices for the North American market, providing fair and reflective daily values for this growing and increasingly important renewable fuel market. 

Argus publishes a range of renewable diesel prices: 

  • Four California head of pipeline spot renewable diesel (R99) daily prices
  • California and Oregon renewable diesel (R100) prices that include credits
  • USGC renewable diesel margins


California R99 is bulk spot pricing stripped of credit value, while California R100 is a calculated value at the offtake level with credits attached.

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What are the advantages of Argus renewable diesel price assessments?

With this anticipated growth over the coming years, it is critical to ensure fair and reflective values are provided for market participants. This is provided by Argus renewable diesel price assessments as they are underpinned by actual physical bids and offers. This means Argus renewable diesel prices indicate the market value for renewable diesel producers and sellers, but also signal to buyers the most competitive values at which to procure renewable diesel. 

In addition, Argus has a wide contact base that spans renewable diesel producers, sellers, traders, brokers and end-users - helping Argus stay up to date with the latest market developments and to fully understand the demand and supply fundamentals that drive the renewable diesel market and price levels. 

Who uses these assessments? 

The renewable diesel market has various stakeholders with different needs and interests. They include: producers who need a market value for renewable diesel; downstream fuel suppliers who need to know the best blending option for renewable fuels; feedstock originators who need to price their feedstock based on the renewable diesel value; traders who connect renewable diesel producers and suppliers across the world; analysts who need a valuation tool for renewable fuels for investment purposes; risk managers who need to control renewable diesel-related financial exposure; road transport companies and other fuel consumers who are supplied renewable diesel on term contracts; and SAF market participants who are interested in alternative or more frequently traded hydrotreated products. 

Argus global renewable diesel pricing portfolio 

Argus HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) assessments are key prices for the European and Asian market, providing fair and reflective daily values for this growing and increasingly important renewable fuel market.

Argus publishes a range of HVO prices for Europe and Asia: 

  • Class I: based on food and feed crops as feedstock but excluding palm oil 
  • Class II: based on used cooking oil (UCO) 
  • Class III: based on tallow (animal fat) cat. 3 
  • Class IV: based on palm oil mill effluent (POME) 
  • HVO fob China based on used cooking oil (UCO) 

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