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Argus International LPG

An Argus market service, published daily 

This market-leading report provides readers with daily international LPG prices for physical and derivatives markets. It is the source of key industry reference prices, such as the Argus North Sea IndexTM (ANSITM), the cif ARA large cargo assessments for propane and butane, the daf Brest prices and the Argus Far East IndexTM (AFEITM). Two US export cargo prices, US propane del ARA (AUSE) and US propane del Japan (AUSJ), are also included. Argus LPG price assessments are extensively used in physical and derivative markets.

NewArgus has launched the Argus Middle East Index to help market participants understand value and make more informed decisions. The Argus Middle East Index is for 44,000-45,000t propane and butane cargoes loading at Ras Tanura, Yanbu, Ras Laffan, Ruwais, Das island and Mina al-Ahmadi. 

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The Argus International LPG service also includes global industry news and analytical commentary, explaining LPG market developments and consequent price movements.

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Markets Covered

  • Propane
  • Butane
  • Naphtha

Key Features

  • Key LPG industry price benchmarks
  • Market-moving news
  • Historical data
  • Market and price analysis
  • Market-appropriate methodology

Data and Downloads

This service also features downloadable market data published in spreadsheet format, available only in Argus Direct.

  • Norwegian NGLs output
  • Kazakh LPG rail exports
  • Japan: Inland deliveries, stocks, trade, refining
  • Emerging markets: Oil products demand
  • Russian oil exports and imports by rail
  • China: Apparent products demand

Argus International LPG is the only source of the key industry indexes  — the cif ARA large cargo, ANSI and AFEI prices for propane and butane.


Anyone with exposure to global LPG prices will find Argus International LPG essential. Our subscribers include traders, risk managers, planners, analysts, finance officers, governments, regulators, tax authorities, national oil and independent LPG companies.

Bulletin Boards

Argus European LPG Bulletin Board
Argus operates a Bulletin Board for propane and butane markets, providing information about bids, offers and deals done. It also publishes a large cargo cif ARA propane calculator, which shows how Argus uses inputs including swaps and physical deals to assess the daily market price.

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