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2014-08-15 00:20:42

US shale boom and export policy leads to new Asia-Pacific condensate market dynamics SINGAPORE, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New flows of lightly distilled US condensate exports to the expanding Asia-Pacific market for petrochemical feedstocks highlight the need for more transparent price identification for condensates in the region. The Argus Condensate Index (ACI), launched by energy price reporting agency Argus this month, is a key indicator of value for participants in the...

2014-07-13 00:20:15

LONDON, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has risen again in the rankings in the third annual "Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200" league table of UK companies. This highlights the top 200 privately owned UK firms in terms of export growth. Argus is the twenty-fourth largest company in terms of export value featured in the list this year. Companies need a minimum export value of £25mn to qualify for the league table. Argus...

2014-07-08 16:22:17

LONDON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus welcomes today's decision by UK gas and power markets regulator Ofgem to support the voluntary extension to gas and electricity benchmarks of the principles for oil price reporting devised by international regulators group Iosco in 2012. Argus' commitment to best practice in commodity price reporting is shown by its continuing compliance with Iosco's PRA principles across all its...

2014-07-03 04:20:32

LONDON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turkmenistan has chosen global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus as an official source of energy price information. The country's exporters will now be able to use prices published by Argus in their export contracts for crude, petroleum products, LPG and petrochemicals. Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has signed a government resolution to make Argus an officially recognised source of market pricing...

2014-07-02 12:22:52

HOUSTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Propylene production is undergoing a dramatic shift, with the US expected to become a net exporter by 2017, according to a new study released by global energy news and price reporting organization Argus. The 2014 Argus DeWitt Propylene Annual provides an in-depth overview and analysis of the dynamic changes expected in the propylene market. Rising production of propane from US shale formations, along with shifts to heavier feedstocks in the...

2014-06-18 12:27:02

HOUSTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A wave of new methanol plants spurred by a surplus of natural gas may lead to a glut of methanol in the US by 2018, according to a new study released by global energy news and price reporting organisation Argus. The Argus JJ&A Methanol Dynamics study is a comprehensive analysis of the global methanol market with a particular focus on China--the world's largest methanol market--and the fast-moving US industry. The study also provides a series...

2014-06-11 08:22:17

SINGAPORE, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has introduced new daily price assessments for swaps settled against the Argus/IHS McCloskey API 8 index for 5,500 kcal/kg thermal coal delivered cfr south China. Cleared volumes of derivatives settled against the API 8 coal benchmark rose above 12mn t in 2013, the first full year of cleared trade. More than 2mn t traded in both November and December, and a monthly record of 2.79mn t was...

2014-06-09 16:21:59

HOUSTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity news and price reporting organisation Argus has launched the Argus DeWitt Olefins Daily report. This publication provides US Gulf coast pricing for ethylene and propylene, including daily volume-weighted averages, market analysis, coverage of global contract and swaps prices and a large news section. The US petrochemical industry is experiencing a resurgence, as low-priced ethane and propane have made domestic...

2014-06-06 00:20:40

SINGAPORE, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has launched the first month-ahead index for Australia's east coast Wallumbilla natural gas market in the Argus LNG Daily market report. The month-ahead Wallumbilla price, known as the AWX index, is designed to offer the Australian gas industry a reliable weekly price reference for natural gas traded at Wallumbilla in southeast Queensland for delivery on a month-ahead basis. The AWX...

2014-05-29 16:21:02

HOUSTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has named the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad and APAC Central, a division of Oldcastle Materials, as the 2014 recipients of its prestigious Win-Win Award. The Win-Win was awarded today at the North American Rail Shippers Association conference in San Francisco in front of almost 300 representatives of railroads and their customers. The Argus Win-Win award recognizes innovation and...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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