The Argus Russian Petrochemicals service includes a specialised publication that provides weekly coverage of the markets for MTBE and other high-octane components of motor gasoline in Russia, the former Soviet Union (FSU) and worldwide. Argus assesses prices for the products using its own transparent methodology based on market information.

Key features

price assessments

Price assessment

MTBE, toluene and orthoxylene price assessments for the Russian domestic market


MTBE prices

Global MTBE prices


Chemical prices

Russian benzene and methanol prices


Weekly reviews

Weekly review of the benzene market in in northwest Europe (NWE)


Weekly statistics

Weekly updated statistics on rail shipments of MTBE, high-octane components, toluene, benzene and xylenes (Russian domestic market, exports and imports)



Exclusive news and commentary

Customers that benefit

The Argus Russian Petrochemicals service is for any industry participant that needs up-to-date pricing information and detailed analysis of the Russian market for motor fuel components. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:
  • Producers of high-octane gasoline components

    Get updates on rail shipments of components, market balances, domestic prices and export destinations

  • Motor gasoline producers and blenders

    Receive up-to-date and timely information on the high-octane components market, turnarounds at production facilities and production data.

  • Exchangers

    Importers and exporters of high-octane components and petrochemicals can track imports and exports of fuel components (MTBE, toluene, alkylate and aromatic hydrocarbon blend) and petrochemicals (benzene and xylenes).

  • Transportation and logistics companies

    Receive updates on rail shipments of components and petrochemicals, as well as data on cargoes received at ports for transhipment and in-depth analysis of the markets for motor fuel components and petrochemicals.