The Argus Methanol service delivers leading methanol contracts and spot benchmarks, global industry news and analysis of key economic drivers, in a single service.

Our coverage in the US is the leading benchmark among major producers and consumers and we are proud to be a growing reference in Europe, where we publish a monthly contract price, and Asia.

We provide weekly price assessments for methanol, plus short-term fundamentals analysis including plant operating status, trade flows, supply and demand drivers.

A PDF report is delivered to your inbox each week and you get 24/7 access to a powerful, customizable dashboard displaying prices alongside the latest market news, analysis and commentary.

Key features


Global service

Global coverage, news and analysis in a single, concise and integrated service.


Feedstocks insight

See how crude and natural gas feedstocks play a role in your business.


Regional prices

Price assessments for methanol across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.


Fundamentals analysis

Plant operating status, trade flows, supply and demand drivers.


Dynamic dashboard

Powerful, real-time visualization tool designed to help you analyse your markets faster.


Access to specialists

Argus’ experienced and respected experts know your markets.

Customers that benefit

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

    Use our price assessments to support contract negotiations. Use our data and market analysis for an independent view on supply, demand and market dynamics for negotiations, budget planning and weekly commercial management strategies.

  • Traders and distributors 

    Use our global price data, regional market analysis, and capacity lost analysis to review arbitrage and trade opportunities, and to support price negotiations.
  • Investors and banks

    Use our price data to model listed companies producing, or with major spend on, methanol. Use global market analysis and news to keep abreast of the latest market dynamics.