Argus IMO 2020 News and Insights

Argus IMO 2020 News and Insights

Market reporting

Argus helps you prepare for IMO 2020 through various daily, weekly and monthly price reporting services.

As shipowners, traders, and refiners around the world prepare for the upcoming marine fuel sulphur cap, Argus is tracking supply and demand developments at key locations. From Singapore and Rotterdam to New York and the US Gulf coast, we deliver daily insight on deals done, trade volumes, and other market activity.


Announcements

  • Argus launches Rotterdam MGO 0.1pc sulphur barge fob assessment, 14 January 2019
  • Argus launches 0.5pc sulphur delivered bunker assessments in two Russian Baltic Sea ports: St. Petersburg and Ust-Luga, 13 February 2019
  • Argus launches 0.5pc sulphur delivered bunker assessment in Novorossiysk on the Russian Black Sea, 13 February 2019
  • Methodology for Singapore LSFO 0.5pc sulphur bunker assessment shifts from calculated to physically assessed price, 11 February 2019
  • Argus launches Singapore MGO 0.5pc sulphur delivered bunker assessment, 11 February 2019

Explore some of our services

  • ARGUS Marine Fuels

    The Argus Marine Fuels service is your comprehensive source of daily bunker prices for all key global markets, plus the latest market-moving news and data.
  • ARGUS Marine Fuels Outlook

    The Argus Marine Fuels Outlook is a quarterly service that provides news and insight, market fundamentals data and price forecasts for marine fuels two years ahead.
  • ARGUS Asia-Pacific Products

    The Argus Asia-Pacific Products service includes a daily report that provides prices and commentary on the bulk spot markets for petroleum products in Asia-Pacific.
  • ARGUS European Products

    Our flagship petroleum products service, the Argus European Products service is your must-have source of the Argus Rotterdam Eurobob gasoline assessment.
  • ARGUS US Products

    Argus US Products is your comprehensive intelligence and pricing service for all motor fuels including gasoline, blend stocks, diesel, jet and renewable fuels, with price assessments delivered at 3:45 pm central.

Key price assessments

As the industry eyes existing and emerging fuel types for marine use, Argus delivers accurate, timely price assessments aligned to the latest market movement. In October 2018, Argus introduced the industry’s first IMO-compliant fuel price assessment for fuel oil in Singapore. We have since added price assessments of both fuel oil and marine gasoil (MGO) for other global hubs at Rotterdam, New York and the US Gulf coast.

  • US Gulf 0.5% sulphur residual fuel oil barge price
  • New York 0.5% sulphur residual fuel oil barge and 0.5% sulphur MGO barge prices
  • Northwest Europe 0.5% sulphur residual fuel oil barge and 0.5% sulphur MGO barge prices
  • Northwest Europe 0.1% sulphur MGO barge price
  • Singapore LSFO 0.5% sulphur bunker, 0.5% sulphur residual fuel oil cargo and 0.5% sulphur MGO bunker prices
  • Baltic Sea 0.5% sulphur bunker prices in St. Petersburg and in Ust-Luga
  • Black Sea 0.5% sulphur bunker price in Novorossiysk
  • ECA-compliant 0.1% sulphur bunker assessments in Rotterdam and in the ports of St Petersburg and Ust-Luga in the Russian Baltic Sea
  • Singapore HS 380cst and MGO Volume Weighted Average assessments based on a host of reported daily deals
  • Global high-sulphur 380cst, 180cst fuel oil and MGO prices
  • High-sulphur 500cst assessments in Singapore, Rotterdam and Seattle
  • LNG vs MGO price comparison on a $/t and $/mn Btu basis in northwest Europe and the US Gulf
  • Residual fuel oil wholesale cargo prices the US, northwest Europe and Singapore
  • Addendum with weekly averages of IMO-compliant fuels, including low-sulphur VGO, slurry oil, high-sulphur distillate, light-cycle oil, etc.

Explore our IMO-2020 related price assessments

Price name

Launch date

Reports in which it is published

Europe    
NW Europe 0.1%S MGO barge 14 January 2019 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus European Products
NW Europe 0.5%S MGO barge 12 November 2018 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus European Products
NW Europe 0.5%S fuel oil barge 12 November 2018 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus European Products
St. Petersburg 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 13 February 2019 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus Russian Fuel Oil
Ust-Luga 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 13 February 2019 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus Russian Fuel Oil
Novorossiysk 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 13 February 2019 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus Russian Fuel Oil
US    
New York Harbor 0.5%S fuel oil barge 12 November 2018 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus US Products
New York Harbor 0.5%S MGO barge 12 November 2018 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus US Products
US Gulf 0.5%S fuel oil barge 12 November 2018 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus US Products
Asia-Pacific    
Singapore 0.5%S MGO bunker 11 February 2019 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus Asia-Pacific Products
Singapore 0.5%S fuel oil cargo 28 January 2019 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus Asia-Pacific Products
Singapore 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 1 October 2018 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus Asia-Pacific Products

 

Conferences

We bring together industry leaders and Argus experts at conferences designed to keep you informed of the latest developments relating to IMO 2020.

In the lead up to the January 2020 compliance deadline, Argus conferences will cover not only the markets directly impacted by the IMO cap—like bunker fuels—but also those product areas expected to see significant knock-on effects.

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Consulting studies and training

The Argus Consulting Services team is ready to help address specific challenges to your projects and planning ahead of IMO 2020. Whether you are contemplating a scrubber installation or eyeing potential refinery updates, our experts apply their industry insights to your business. Throughout the year, we also present marine-fuels–focused training sessions to help you better plan for the impending sulphur cap. Throughout the year, we also deliver multi-client studies and marine-fuels–focused training sessions to help you better plan for the impending sulphur cap. View our conferences listing to see the next IMO training at a location near you.

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News and insights

In addition to daily price reporting, Argus also publishes market-moving news to provide better context for your IMO 2020 decisions. See news stories from around the globe and across markets.