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Argus China Base Oils

An Argus market service,  published weekly in Chinese Mandarin.

Argus China Base Oils provides weekly base oil spot prices, Chinese producer posted prices and market analysis for northeast Asia base oils market. It also includes valuable price analytics information on base oil premiums to crude and gasoil.

Every issue offers an overview of the week’s market activity, as well as detailed base oil price assessments and analysis. The report is part of Argus Base Oils, a global publication that captures the full spectrum of base oils trade in the international market in a single report.

Key Features of Argus China Base Oils

  • Weekly market spot price assessments and analysis for Group I, Group II, and Group III base oils in Asia-Pacific and northeast Asia
  • Chinese producers' posted prices 
  • Asia-Pacific shipping freight rates
  • Global refinery maintenance and new plants tables
  • Key global fundamentals data on base oils supply and demand, imports and exports
  • Transparent market-appropriate methodology

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Markets Covered


  • Ex-tank Singapore and fob Asia Group I: SN 150, SN 500, bright stock
  • Ex-tank and fob Asia Group II: N150, N500
  • Dubai crude front month and SN 500 premium to Dubai crude
  • Singapore 0.05pc gasoil, gasoil premium to Dubai crude and SN 500 premium to gasoil

Northeast Asia

  • Cfr Group I: SN 150, SN 500, bright stock
  • Cfr Group II: N150, N500
  • Cfr Group III: 4cst, 6cst and 8cst cfr
  • Chinese domestic prices and import price calculator

Data and Downloads

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

  • Base oils plant maintenance and shutdowns
  • Chinese base oils trade statistics


Argus Base Oils is used by trading firms, purchasing managers, base oil marketers, lubricant business managers, major oil companies, refiners, lubricant producers and lubricant users.

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 2012 Argus Base Oils Overview

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