Stay ahead of the curve with the Argus Crude and Refined Products Outlook service — a monthly service forecasting prices for key crude grades, regional benchmarks and oil products up to 24 months into the future.

With accompanying expert analysis of key trends in each market, the Argus Crude and Refined Products Outlook service is your independent source of intelligence to aid planning and decision making.

Key features


Crude oil forecasts

Two-year price forecast for more than regional crude benchmarks, grades and differentials, including WTI Midland and WTI Houston.


Refined products forecasts

Two-year price forecasts for crack spreads in the key refining regions of northwest Europe, the Mediterranean, US Gulf coast and Singapore.


Refining margins

Two-year forecast of regional refining margins for northwest Europe, the Mediterranean, US Gulf coast and Singapore.


Trade and trend summaries

By region, grade and product, our analysis gives context to the rapidly changing landscape in the global oil market.


Access to analysts

If there is something you do not understand, our experts will help investigate the data and find the answers you need.


Downloadable datasets

Access to all of the latest data from our client portal in excel format.

Customers that benefit

The Argus Crude and Refined Products Outlook service is of particular interest to anyone who wants a comprehensive short-term forecast of crude and petroleum products prices. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:
  • Oil majors

    Use our unbiased price information and analysis to inform their exploration and production activities and investment decisions.

  • Refiners

    Can prepare for fluctuations in the price of various crude grades to make the best decisions about refinery input.
  • Governmental agencies

    Rely on our outlooks as a key part of a holistic view of markets.

  • Trading firms

    Use the price forecasts and analysis to enhance planning and decision making.

Our people are recognised industry experts

Data alone — no matter how accurate — is not sufficient. Our strengths lie with our people — a team that combines extensive experience in strategic consulting with commodity market expertise.

Our people are experts, close to the market and working collaboratively with clients. Dedicated and committed to your needs, we pride ourselves on being accessible, responsive and connected to the markets.

Meet the team

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.