Stay ahead of the curve with the Argus Base Oils Outlook —  a monthly consulting publication that forecasts key global base oils prices 12 months into the future.  

Understand the price forecast with our expert forward-looking market commentary, which outlines key price drivers, trends, and opportunities in the forecast horizon, equipping you with valuable insight into the latest and upcoming market developments.

Key features


Base oil price forecasts

12 month price forecasts for all major Group I, II and III base oil prices in the US, Europe and Asia


Regional trend analysis

Understand the trends for each key region with dedicated regional price forecast analysis and commentary, including analytical frameworks and price trends analysis with reference to seasonality patterns and fundamentals


Price spreads

Dive into relevant spreads, including price spreads across base oil groups, grades, and premiums to feedstocks


Industry fundamentals

Get a quick view of global maintenance and shutdowns, as well as upcoming and new plants coming online


Downloadable price data

Easily download and analyse 12 months of price forecast data


Access to analysts

Speak to our experts to better understand the forecasts and implications for your business

Customers that benefit

Base oil producers, traders, lubricant blenders and additive companies rely on this report:
  • To assess and facilitate future buying and selling opportunities.
  • To assess and facilitate short-term arbitrage opportunities.
  • As a benchmark for internal transfer prices or in forward contracts.
  • As an input for production optimisation models.
  • As an input for profit maximisation models.
  • As a neutral, third-party reference against internal price forecasts.
  • To better understand the price impact from upcoming changes in market fundamentals.

Key price assessments

Argus prices are recognised by the market as trusted and reliable indicators of the real market value. Explore some of our most widely used and relevant price assessments.