Crude: ARGUS LLS price assessment

Crude: ARGUS LLS price assessment

The ARGUS LLS price assessment

The Argus LLS crude price assessment has rapidly assumed the role of a critical benchmark linking the WTI Cushing price to the value of sweet crude at the US Gulf coast. LLS shares Atlantic basin benchmark status with Brent, and has become the clearing market that determines the price of landlocked WTI.


Advantages of the ARGUS LLS price assessment

The expanding significance of LLS crude has led to a rapidly growing swaps market settled against the Argus LLS volume-weighted average and cleared on CME. The Argus LLS price assessment is the hedging tool of choice and a widely used marker for term trade in emerging shale crudes such as Bakken and Eagle Ford. The Argus LLS price assessment represents a blend of sweet crude meeting Capline LLS specifications and traded at the Capline terminal at St James, Louisiana.


Users of the ARGUS LLS price assessment

The Argus LLS crude price assessment is useful for buyers or sellers of domestic light sweet crude on the US Gulf coast and represents one of the most liquid crude markets in the region. The Argus LLS price assessment is a key international crude price assessment in the Atlantic basin and drives trading throughout North America.

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