The Argus Octane Blending Outlook service gives you a comprehensive global view of the industry, including regional dynamics and feedstock insights, in a single report.

We provide a 24-month rolling price forecast and forward-looking analysis of global octane blending supply and demand, trade flows and market dynamics. Plus, an annual 5-year price forecast.

A PDF report is delivered to your inbox each month and you can download the Excel data file through the Argus Direct® platform.

Key features


24-month rolling price forecast

Data for octane blending can be downloaded via the Argus Direct® platform.


5-year price forecast

Published annually.


Energy assumptions, feedstocks and production economics

Updates on turnaround schedules, supply disruptions and capacity additions.


What’s changed summary

Highlighting major developments affecting price forecast updates versus prior month.


Regional commentaries

Including trade flows and import/export data, freight and supply chain insights.


Derivatives insight

Analysis of MTBE, ETBE, alkylate, reformate, toluene and other high octane gasoline blending components.


Key market sensitivities

Review of the risks that could affect price forecasts.


Access to specialists

Speak to the experts behind Argus’ forecast services.

Customers that benefit

The Argus Octane Blending Outlook service is for anyone engaged in the MTBE and ETBE market and seeking a perspective on the marketplace. Below are examples of how some clients use this service.
  • Producers and consumers of gasoline blending components

    Use our data and market analysis for an independent view on supply, demand and market dynamics for commercial discussions, supply and operations planning and short-term commercial tactics. 

  • Distributors and traders

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

  • Banks and investors 

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