Argus Heavy oil products and marine fuels

The Argus Heavy oil products and marine fuels service includes a daily Russian-language price report covering the domestic fuel oil, bunkers and bitumen markets.

Each issue of the report includes price assessments for fuel oil, polymer modified bitumen (PMB) binders and paving-grade bitumen in the domestic market, and prices for bunker fuel at sea and river ports.


  • End-of-day price assessments based on Argus’ transparent methodology
  • Unrivalled market commentary for bunker fuel, bitumen and fuel oil markets
  • Statistics on the production and shipment of oil products
  • Exclusive news about the heavy oil products and bunkers markets
  • Historical data from 2006

Markets covered

  • Spot price assessments for Russian domestic fuel oil on an fca refinery basis
  • Prices for paving-grade bitumen delivered to the Russian domestic market by rail and truck
  • Netback pricing for fuel oil in three vast territorial areas of Russia. This has been designed with the Russian Spimex exchange, in line with recommendations from Russia’s federal anti-monopoly service FAS
  • Spot price assessments for Russian bunker fuels basis dob port

Key features

  • Price assessments for fuel oil at major Russian refineries and delivered to port
  • Fuel oil prices in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the US
  • Price assessments for bunker fuels at the ports of St Petersburg, Ust-Luga, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Primorye Territory
  • Price assessments published weekly on Wednesdays for marine fuels at river ports on the Volga-Don canal (Samara, Kazan, Astrakhan and Rostov-on-Don)
  • Price assessments for rail and truck cargoes of paving-grade bitumen and PMB in the Russian market
  • Coverage of the Russian market for heavy oil products

Customers that benefit

Our Argus Heavy oil products and marine fuels report offers valuable market intelligence each day. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:

  • Vertically integrated companies (VIC) use the price assessments provided in the report for sales of fuel oil, bunker fuels and bitumen to third parties and their own subsidiaries.
  • Traders and end-users of fuel oil, paving-grade bitumen, PMB and bunker fuels use the information to enter into contracts, and to analyse and monitor the market.
  • Other participants in the heavy oil products market use the data provided to analyse and monitor the market.


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