The Argus Caspian Markets service includes a weekly report on the crude and oil products markets of the Caspian region and central Asia.

Our publication features price assessments for key crudes and oil products in the region, freight rates and export destinations, as well as news and analysis of crude and oil products markets. The report is available in Russian and English.

The Argus Caspian Markets service uses Argus’ proprietary methodology to calculate comparable market prices for exports of Kazakh crude and oil products.

Key features


Motor fuel prices

Price assessments in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, results of exchange trading in Turkmenistan and differentials for cargoes shipped to Georgia and Armenia.


Exports costs

Taxes, excise duties and other charges for fuel shipments to central Asia and the South Caucasus.



Crude prices and exports costs, domestic refined oil product prices, product yields at key refineries, changes in fuel stockpiles at local terminals.


Exports to China

Weekly price assessment for Alashankou Blend crude shipped to China (daf Alashankou).


Historical prices

Access to historical data stretching back to 2008


Language options

The weekly PDF report is available in Russian and English languages.

Customers that benefit

The Argus Caspian Markets service is essential for anyone exposed to crude and refined products prices and seeking a perspective on the local marketplace. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:
  • Customs authorities

    In Tajikistan use the information provided in the report to assess customs duties on imports of oil products.

  • State agencies

    In Turkmenistan use our data to price exports of crude, oil products, LPG and petrochemicals.

  • Traders, transportation companies, oil producers and refiners

    Use our price assessment in tolling and procurement contracts.

  • Marketing experts, consultants and auditors

    Use the information contained in the report for reporting, market research and forecasting.

  • Government in Kazakhstan

    Use this information in the tax calculation formulas used in the Tax Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

  • Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan

    Use Argus data for the purposes of enforcing the provisions of the Transfer Pricing Law.

  • Airport operators across the region

    Use this pricing data when supply jet fuel.