ARGUS North American Heat Rate Curves

The Argus North American Heat Rate Curves service is a powerful, independent market valuation tool used to support investment and trading decisions in power and natural gas markets across North America.

When participating in the energy commodities markets, you need the most accurate forward prices from a source without distortion or bias. Our clients act with confidence because our forward curves are built from unbiased, industry-specific methodologies with undistorted, fair market values. You can trust Argus' forward curves to provide deep market insights and data to support precision in your risk management and bottom line.

 

Markets covered

Our daily forward heat rates curves include:

  • More than 55 major electricity hubs as a valued function of CME Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures
  • 15 non-Nymex natural gas markets
  • Non-Nymex natural gas markets, including most major North American natural gas trading hubs/markets

Key features

  • On Peak, Off Peak and Round-the-Clock (RTC)
  • Heat rate curves are quoted relative to Nymex natural gas plus 15 over-the-counter (OTC) locations
  • Independent and transparent market-appropriate methodology
  • Delivery options, your choice: Data feed, our third-party partners or email

How clients use our data

We provide a proven, reliable tool for analytical and risk-management processes, including:

  • Independent evaluations
  • Mark-to-market (MTM) validation
  • Value-at-risk (VaR)
  • Potential future exposure (PFE)
  • Risk disaggregation
  • In-house forward positions validation

Customers that benefit

The Argus North American Heat Rate Curves service is essential for anyone with exposure to North American natural gas and power markets. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:

  • Risk managers use our forward curves data for unbiased, third-party curve validation against counterparties and internal valuations.
  • Traders rely on our extensive historical analysis when determining locational and temporal spread relationships and use prior-day curves on a daily basis as a reference when entering the market the following morning.

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