The Argus Americas Crude Oil Forward Curves service is a powerful, independent market valuation tool to support investment and trading decisions in crude oil markets across the Americas.

Participants in energy and related commodity markets need to see accurate forward prices from a source without distortion or bias. Our clients act with confidence because our forward curves are built from unbiased and transparent industry-specific methodologies that produce representative market values free from distortion. The Argus Americas Crude Oil Forward Curves service provides deep market insights and data to support precision in your risk management and cost decisions.

Key features


Daily assessments

Daily assessments for 43 crude oil grades and trading locations, providing monthly granularity.



Time-stamped at 2:30pm EST, in alignment with the Nymex settlement price.


Key differentials

Basis differentials to the Ice Brent crude futures contract and CME Nymex light sweet (WTI).


Five years forward

A minimum of five-year forward curves.


Robust methodology

Independent and transparent market-appropriate methodology.


Delivery options

Receive our forward curve data via data feed, third-party channel partners, our client portal or via email.

Customers that benefit

The Argus Americas Crude Oil Forward Curves is essential for anyone with exposure to Americas crude oil trading. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:
  • Exploration and production companies

    Use our curves services to determine commitments for the coming fiscal year.

  • Refineries

    Use curves to inform hedging decisions when securing crude oil supplies.
  • Risk managers

    Use our forward curves data for unbiased, third-party curve validation against counterparties, for internal valuations and mark-to-market purposes for daily profit and loss assessments.

  • Traders

    Rely on our extensive historical analysis in determining locational and time spread relationships, and use prior-day curves on a daily basis as a reference when entering the market the following morning.

Argus Forward Curves

We offer a full suite of forward curves across key energy and commodity markets. Support your investment and trading decisions with our powerful, independent market valuation tool.

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