Argus Base Oils Outlook
Stay ahead of the curve with the Argus Base Oils Outlook — a monthly consulting publication that forecasts key global base oils prices 12 months into the future.
Understand the price forecast with our expert forward-looking market commentary, which outlines key price drivers, trends, and opportunities in the forecast horizon, equipping you with valuable insight into the latest and upcoming market developments.
Base oil price forecasts
12 month price forecasts for all major Group I, II and III base oil prices in the US, Europe and Asia
Regional trend analysis
Understand the trends for each key region with dedicated regional price forecast analysis and commentary, including analytical frameworks and price trends analysis with reference to seasonality patterns and fundamentals
Dive into relevant spreads, including price spreads across base oil groups, grades, and premiums to feedstocks
Get a quick view of global maintenance and shutdowns, as well as upcoming and new plants coming online
Downloadable price data
Easily download and analyse 12 months of price forecast data
Access to analysts
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Customers that benefit
- To assess and facilitate future buying and selling opportunities.
- To assess and facilitate short-term arbitrage opportunities.
- As a benchmark for internal transfer prices or in forward contracts.
- As an input for production optimisation models.
- As an input for profit maximisation models.
- As a neutral, third-party reference against internal price forecasts.
- To better understand the price impact from upcoming changes in market fundamentals.
The key prices needed for the global base oils markets
Key price assessments
Argus prices are recognised by the market as trusted and reliable indicators of the real market value. Explore some of our most widely used and relevant price assessments.
Argus USGC Group I and Group II fob
Independent price assessments capturing the value of group I and II base oils exported from the US Gulf Coast.
Argus Base Oils USGC Group III domestic price
Reliable price assessments for premium-grade base oils sold in the US.
Argus Base Oils Europe Group III (a) and (b) price
The only price assessments in the European market that differentiate Group III base oils with different approvals.
Argus Base Oils Europe Group II fca ARA
The price that captures the latest changes in demand-supply fundamentals.