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Argus Crude Outlook

A monthly crude benchmark and refined products crack spreads forecast service from Argus Consulting Services

The Argus Crude Outlook provides comprehensive forecasts on several crude benchmarks/grades and oil products up to two years into the future, with accompanying analysis on key trends in each market.

Markets covered:

  • Crude: Ice Brent, North Sea Dated, Forties Blend, Urals Northwest Europe, Urals Mediterranean, CPC Blend, Bonny Light, Nymex WTI, WTI Midland, LLS, Mars, Dubai, and ESPO Blend.
  • Northwest Europe product crack spreads vs North Sea Dated: propane, butane, naphtha 65 para, 95R gasoline, jet-kerosine, 10ppm diesel, 50ppm diesel, LSFO (1pc sulphur), HSFO (3.5pc sulphur)
  • Mediterranean product crack spread vs Urals: propane, butane, naphtha 65 para, 95R gasoline, jet-kerosine, 10ppm diesel, 1,000ppm heating oil, LSFO (1pc sulphur), HSFO (3.5pc sulphur)
  • US Gulf coast product crack spreads vs LLS: propane, butane, naphtha, 87 conv gasoline, jet-kerosine, 10ppm diesel, 2,000ppm heating oil, LSFO, HSFO (No6 / 3pc sulphur)
  • Singapore product crack spreads vs Dubai: propane, butane, naphtha, 95R gasoline, jet-kerosine, 10ppm diesel, 500ppm gasoil, HSFO 180cst, HSFO 380cts
  • Refining margins: northwest Europe vs North Sea Dated and Urals; Mediterranean vs Urals and CPC Blend; US Gulf coast vs LLS, WTI, and Mars; Singapore vs Dubai and ESPO Blend

Key benefits:

  • Informs short-term planning/budgeting and decision making
  • Draws on Argus' daily oil market reporting expertise for high level analysis
  • Offers an independent view of the market

Key features:

  • Two year forecast of 13 regional crude benchmarks/grades (Ice Brent, North Sea Dated, Forties Blend, Urals Northwest Europe, Urals Mediterranean, CPC Blend, Bonny Light, Nymex WTI, WTI Midland, LLS, Mars, Dubai, and ESPO Blend)
  • Two year forecast of oil product crack spreads (ranging from LPG to fuel oil) for key refining regions (Northwest Europe, Mediterranean, US Gulf coast and Singapore).
  • Two-years ahead forecast of refining margins for key refining regions (Northwest Europe, Mediterranean, US Gulf coast and Singapore)
  • Analysis of crude futures markets

Audience

Argus Crude Outlook is of particular interest to anyone interested in a comprehensive short-term forecast of crude prices and product crack spreads. Our subscribers include major oil companies, refineries, trading firms, investment banks and governmental bodies.

Argus Crude reports daily on the global crude oil markets, providing analysis and pricing for more than 80 different internationally-traded crude streams. It is the only way to access the exclusive Argus Sour Crude Index™ (ASCI™).

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