The Argus Crude service is your must-have source of daily news, prices and analysis for well over 100 internationally-traded crude streams.

With nearly 50 years of history in crude oil market reporting and a robust methodology that reflects real trading behaviour, the Argus Crude service is a vital daily tool that brings clarity to often opaque markets. It also provides access to key industry benchmarks and indexes, including WTI Houston, WTI Midland, the Argus Sour Crude Index (ASCI), North Sea Dated and Argus Brent Sour. A subscription to Argus Crude also gives access to the Argus China Crude Daily report.

Key features


Global benchmark prices

Global crude price assessments, along with daily differentials to regional benchmarks, including WTI Midland and WTI Houston, Urals, Argus Brent Sour, ESPO, Tupi and many more.


Unrivalled methodology

Argus Crude is underpinned by the most robust, transparent and credible methodology, developed with the industry to ensure our price assessments are a true reflection of how the markets trade.


Market-moving news

Access the latest market-moving news published by our expert team of on-the-ground market reporters to ensure you stay on top of the crude market as it evolves.


Bulletin board

The Argus Crude Oil Bulletin Board allows you to see deal and bid/offer information quickly, anytime, anywhere.


China daily report

Chinese market participants can now quickly evaluate the global crude market with this brief report - in Chinese language.


Daily market report

At the end of each trading day we publish a PDF report containing the latest prices, news and market commentary.

Customers that benefit

The Argus Crude service is essential for anyone exposed to crude prices and seeking a global perspective on the marketplace. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:
  • Producers

    Track our assessments and use them in contracts and as reference in negotiation as well as for calculation of official selling prices. 

  • Refiners

    Rely on Argus assessments when evaluating offers and can also use our refinery netback prices for a wide range of crude grades to identify opportunities for better margins.
  • Traders

    Identify arbitrage opportunities and be assured that our assessments are impartial, robust and reliable for a wide range of US crude streams for domestic and internal trade.

  • Analysts and risk managers

    Follow our market commentary, which explains the reasons behind price movements.

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.