ARGUS US Refined Products Forward Curves

The Argus US Refined Products Forward Curves service is a powerful, independent market valuation tool used to support investment and trading decisions in 41 refined products markets across the US.

When participating in the energy commodities markets, you need the most accurate forward prices from a source without distortion or bias. Our clients act with confidence because our forward curves are created from unbiased, industry-specific methodologies with undistorted, fair market values. The Argus US Refined Products Forward Curves service provides deep market insights and data to support precision in your risk management and bottom line.


Markets covered

Futures markets

  • CME Nymex: New York Harbor ULSD (HO), RBOB (RB)

Chicago

  • Gasoline
  • RBOB
  • CBOB
  • Jet fuel
  • ULSD
  • Ethanol Rule 11

Group 3

  • CBOB
  • ULSD

Los Angeles

  • RBOB
  • Jet fuel
  • ULSD

New York Harbor

  • ULSD
  • RBOB
  • Gasoline (9.0 RVP)
  • Gasoline (7.8 RVP)
  • RBOB
  • CBOB (9.0 RVP)
  • CBOB (7.8 RVP)
  • ULSD
  • Jet fuel
  • Heating oil
  • ULS heating oil
  • Residual fuel oil 3pc
  • Residual fuel oil 1pc

US Gulf coast

  • Gasoline-M1 (7.8 RVP)
  • Gasoline-M2 (9.0 RVP)
  • ULSD
  • Jet fuel
  • Heating oil
  • RBOB
  • CBOB-A2 (9.0 RVP)
  • CBOB-A1 (7.8 RVP)
  • Residual fuel oil 3pc
  • Naphtha 40 N+A
  • Naphtha full range
  • Naphtha LSR
  • Reformate
  • Alkylate
  • 87 gasoline (waterborne)
  • 93 gasoline
  • Natural gasoline
  • Raffinate (waterborne)

Key features

  • Data includes balance-of-the-month prices, prompt year and three-years forward
  • Time-stamped at 2:30pm EST, in alignment with the daily Nymex settlement
  • Basis differentials to CME Nymex ULSD (HO) and RBOB (RB) futures contracts
  • Independent and transparent market-appropriate methodology
  • Your choice of delivery options: Data feed, our third-party partners or simple email

How clients use our data

We provide a proven, reliable tool for analytical and risk-management processes, including:

  • Independent evaluations
  • Mark-to-market (MTM) validation
  • Value-at-risk (VaR)
  • Potential future exposure (PFE)
  • Risk disaggregation
  • In-house forward positions validation

Customers that benefit

The Argus US Refined Products Forward Curves service is essential for anyone with exposure to North American products. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:

  • Airlines use our US refined products curves when making fuel hedging decisions.
  • Refineries use our data to inform hedging decisions when securing crude oil supplies and to analyse margins at their facilities.
  • Risk managers use our forward curves data for unbiased, third-party curve validation against counterparties, internal valuations, and for mark-to-market purposes for daily profit and loss assessments.
  • Traders rely on our extensive historical analysis to determine locational and temporal spread relationships and use prior-day curves on a daily basis as a reference when entering the market the following morning.

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