The Crude Report podcast series

The Crude Report podcast series

The Crude Report podcast series examines the critical forces impacting global crude oil markets, including discussions on price trends, supply and demand shifts, trade flows, geopolitical and regulatory developments and regional matters that can ultimately alter the global landscape.

Like all Argus podcasts, The Crude Report podcast episodes are available on the Argus Blog, where each episode can be streamed and is provided with a full transcript, along with podcast platforms Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. To stay updated with the latest crude oil content such as podcasts, news, blogs and digital events, subscribe to our free newsletter.

Latest episodes of The Crude Report

25 7月 2023

The Crude Report: US SPR refill tightens sour crude spread to sweet in August

US sour crude grades included in the Argus Sour Crude Index have tightened their discounts to light sweet WTI Houston in August. The upcoming refill of the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in August will see 3mn bl of US-produced sour crude returned to the Big Hill ...


North America English 原油

11 7月 2023

The Crude Report: WTI into Brent, two months in

The Brent benchmark, the world's premier oil price index, has undergone the biggest change in its near half-century history.


原油 Global Market report English

22 3月 2023

The Crude Report: Bakken and Guernsey Market March Update

Multiple North Dakota Bakken pricing locations and the Light Sweet Guernsey market have undergone recent methodology changes by Argus with the introduction of cumulative monthly volume-weighted averages.


原油 North America English

12 1月 2023

The Crude Report: Argus introduces new Bakken monthly volume-weighted averages

Argus has introduced new month average prices for Bakken DAPL, Bakken at Patoka, and for light sweet crude at Guernsey. These new month averages reflect the volume-weighted average of all deals done during the trade month.


原油 North America English

09 12月 2022

The Crude Report: China changes course on Covid

After the longest, strictest period of isolation of any country in response to the coronavirus pandemic – and following widespread protests - China is now lifting restrictions. Does this mean that Chinese oil demand will coming roaring back? And if so, when?


Asia-Pacific Global 原油

08 12月 2022

The Crude Report: Quick update on US Permian WTI market

The WTI Houston pipeline market price is directly connected to the waterborne WTI price at the US Gulf coast and international market factors. This has been highlighted as some importers diversify away from Russian crude and pipeline premiums rise.


原油 English North America Russian

27 10月 2022

The Crude Report: Bakken Crude Markets - from wellhead to water

The price of light sweet Bakken crude from the fields in North Dakota to Cushing and the Gulf coast provides important signals about the US supply and demand trends for light crude, and the trade flows that will respond to those pricing signals.


English North America 石油製品

29 9月 2022

The Crude Report: Soaring trade volume for WTI at the Gulf coast - harbinger of an emerging global crude benchmark

Trade volumes for US benchmark WTI have just hit record levels of nearly 790,000 b/d at the Magellan East Houston (MEH) pricing hub at the Gulf coast.


原油 North America English

20 9月 2022

The Crude Report: Price caps on Russian oil exports

The G7 is planning to impose price caps on exports of Russian oil to destinations outside North America and Europe after 5 December.


原油 North America Russian English

09 9月 2022

The Crude Report: Alaskan oil prices rise on Russian supply halt

Alaskan North Slope (ANS) crude assessments against Ice Brent have climbed to a record-high on stronger refinery margins at the US west coast and a halt in Russian crude imports.


English Europe Global 原油 North America

18 8月 2022

The Crude Report: US Gulf coast sweet-sour price spread

In this episode, Amanda Smith, Argus Deputy editor Americas crude, and Scott Phillips, Argus Market reporter Americas crude, will discuss the US Gulf coast sweet-sour price spread and how that’s tightened with the recent shift in US Strategic Petroleum Reserve sales to ...


English North America 原油

01 8月 2022

The Crude Report: Argus Brent Sour – a new crude index for Europe

The shunning of Russian Urals in Europe’s spot crude oil market has left a hole in supply, and also in price identification. To fill the gap, we have launched Argus Brent Sour – a new index that will help sellers and buyers agree price levels for heavier sourer grades.


原油 石油製品 Europe English

21 7月 2022

The Crude Report: West Africa’s changing flows

Russia’s war with Ukraine continues to have far-reaching consequences for global crude flows. Senior reporter Andy Devine joins Argus Crude editor Michael Carolan to discuss the changing customer base – and price – of west Africa’s crude production.


Africa 原油 フレート/輸送 Europe English

13 7月 2022

The Crude Report: Next steps for Opec+

As the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to impact oil markets, Opec+ producers are restoring the last of the production cuts agreed in 2020 in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. But with countries rich and poor struggling with rising fuel prices, the ...


原油 石油製品 Global English Asia-Pacific Europe Latin America and Caribbean Middle East North America

07 7月 2022

The Crude Report: US Crude Production – Outlook and pricing implications

US crude production recently surpassed 12 million b/d, a level not seen since the peak in output of 12.8 million b/d just prior to Covid in early 2020.


原油 English North America

30 6月 2022

The Crude Report - EU oil embargo: is it just an eastbound funnel?

Argus experts address several questions, including the recent rise in eastbound Russian crude flows amid self-sanction by some western buyers and how much of a “surprise” was the EU embargo. How easily can Russia, China, India work around insurance restrictions?


原油 石油製品 Global English Asia-Pacific Europe FSU

22 6月 2022

The Crude Report: State of the benchmarks

Argus Crude editor Michael Carolan returns to the podcast to talk with James Gooder about the current state of crude benchmarking in a time of upheaval.


原油 Global English Asia-Pacific Europe FSU North America
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