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ARGUS Americas Base Oils

The Argus Americas Base Oils service provides weekly US base oil spot prices, North American producer posted prices, market commentary, news and analysis for North America and Latin America markets. The report is a regional chapter from the global Argus Base Oils service.

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Markets covered

  • Group I domestic and export prices: SN 150, SN 500 and bright stock
  • Group II domestic and export prices: N100, N200, N220 and N600
  • Group III domestic prices: 4cst, 6cst and 8cst
  • Naphthenic base oils domestic and export prices: Pale oil 60, 100, 500 and 2000
  • Feedstocks: Nymex WTI crude front month, US Gulf coast low-sulphur vacuum gasoil 0.5pc and high-sulphur vacuum gasoil 2pc
  • Feedstock premiums: SN 500 premium to WTI and SN 500 premium to VGO 2pc
  • Oil products prices: New York Harbor heating oil barge and US Gulf coast 10ppm diesel cargo
  • Oil products premiums: Heating oil premium to WTI, heating oil premium to VGO 2pc and SN 500 premium to heating oil

Key features

  • North America spot price assessments for paraffinic and naphthenic base oils: Group I, II, III
  • Refinery posted prices for virgin and re-refined base oils: Group I, II, II+ and III
  • North America market commentary, news and analysis
  • Latin America market commentary, news and analysis
  • North America and Canada base oil plant maintenance
  • North America and Canada capacity and expansion data
  • USGC shipping enquiries
  • USGC freight rates
  • Arbitrage opportunities
  • Feedstock premiums: US crude and VGO
  • Oil products prices: New York Harbor heating oil barge and US Gulf coast 10ppm diesel cargo
  • Data & Downloads: US, Brazil and Mexico base oil trade statistics

Data and downloads

This service also features downloaded market data published in spreadsheet format, available only in our Argus Direct platform.

  • US, Brazil and Mexico base oils trade statistics

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