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2014-03-12 12:21:20

HOUSTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus Media has bought Wax Data, a monthly publication covering the global petroleum, synthetic and natural wax markets from New Jersey-based Rauch Associates. Wax Data focuses on supply and demand fundamentals, trade flows and industry news. Its publisher and founder, James Rauch, will work with Argus to ensure a smooth transition and continuity. Argus Media chairman and chief executive...

2014-03-11 12:22:11

HOUSTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has announced the launch of the "2012/2013 Argus DeWitt Benzene Annual". The annual publication provides a comprehensive overview of global supply and demand fundamentals, trade patterns and balances for benzene and key derivatives. The past year has seen record benzene prices amid extreme price volatility owing to the lack of benzene feedstocks. The 2012/2013 Argus DeWitt Benzene Annual places...

2014-02-03 04:20:50

LONDON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus Media, has successfully completed an external assurance review of the policies and processes that it uses to establish price benchmarks for thermal coal, coking coal, natural gas and biomass. These processes are designed to ensure compliance with the principles for price reporting agencies set out by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (the IOSCO PRA...

2014-01-21 16:21:09

HOUSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chile's state-owned oil company Enap has switched its data provider for oil products prices to leading energy and commodity price and news reporting agency Argus. Enap is a key leader of the energy sector in the Latin America. It supplies nearly 65pc of Chile's total oil products demand and represents roughly one-third of the country's energy supply. The decision became effective on 1 January 2014. Enap will use Argus price assessments for...

2014-01-06 00:20:15

SINGAPORE, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus has launched cfr coal assessments for the east coast of India. Argus will assess spot prices on a weekly basis for three main grades of coal delivered to the key port of Krishnapatnam. The grades are NAR 5,500 kcal/kg, GAR 5,000 kcal/kg and GAR 4,200 kcal/kg. The new assessments further expand Argus coverage of the key coal markets in Asia-Pacific and reflect growing interest in...

2013-12-19 12:23:54

HOUSTON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The US coal industry in January will start settling standard-heat rail coal trading using an index of coal price assessments from global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus. Argus coal assessments will be used to settle the new coal product, a standardized 12,000 Btu CSX-originated coal forward contract. This was unanimously approved by members of the Coal Trading Association at their annual meeting on 9 December. With...

2013-12-06 00:20:22

SINGAPORE, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus reports that thermal coal swaps volumes traded against the API 8 index have reached 10mn t since its launch last year, with November recording the highest monthly volume of 2mn t. API 8 assesses 5,500 kcal/kg NAR coal delivered to south China. The country consumed nearly 4bn t of coal last year, with imports at 290mn t and up by about 20pc from the previous year. China's...

2013-11-11 12:21:48

LONDON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus has launched a weekly Turkish-language news, pricing and analysis service, Argus Turkish Energy Markets. The launch of this cross-commodity market service reflects the importance of Turkey as an energy consumer and fuel importer, a regional trading hub and a hotspot for investment in power generation. Liberalisation of the Turkish electricity market has accelerated after the...

2013-11-06 04:24:24

LONDON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price and news reporting agency Argus has added a new feature to its premium online service that gives customers immediate access to relevant news, analysis and prices. Argus Direct Alerts are accessible through desktop, laptop or iPhone and can be configured by users to suit their individual requirements. The Alerts ensure that users are kept up-to-date with market developments as they happen. Alerts are delivered...

2013-11-05 00:21:05

SINGAPORE, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Commodities news and price reporting agency Argus has launched a steel feedstocks daily report written in Chinese to cater for a wider Chinese audience. The move is in response to growing interest in the Argus ICX(TM) price -- the Argus assessment for 62pc Fe iron ore fines on a cfr basis Qingdao - and the Argus cfr China coking coal assessment, which is widely used as a reference in physical contracts. China's iron ore imports are on track...