Argus prices are used extensively by energy companies, governments, banks, regulators and other organisations as benchmarks for derivatives and as indexes in physical contracts.
They are used as reference prices in physical supply and derivative contracts, for mark-to-market purposes, as an indication of value for tax assessment, for risk management and for strategic analysis and planning.
In every market that Argus covers – crude, petroleum products, natural gas and LNG, petrochemicals, electricity, biomass, biofuels, fertilizers and coal - Argus prices are used in these ways.
They are accepted as accurate and reliable indicators of the real value of energy.
This section includes more information about some of Argus’ most widely used international prices.