Argus IMO 2020 News and Insights

Argus IMO 2020 News and Insights

The introduction of the much-anticipated 0.5% sulphur regulation is causing fundamental change across the bunker industry. As shipowners, traders, and refiners begin to navigate the wide-reaching implications of the biggest specification change in recent history, Argus is tracking marine fuel prices and supply and demand developments at key bunker locations around the globe.

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Argus IMO 0.5%S fuel assessments

Argus IMO 0.5%S fuel assessments

As the shipping industry switches to low sulphur marine fuels, market dynamics are changing, and new relationships are emerging. High-sulphur fuel oil is becoming disconnected from the delivered bunker market, and new reference prices are emerging.

To manage your risk exposure, bunker prices at regional hubs are required. These provide more relevant pricing that is reflective of local market dynamics. Our global portfolio of IMO-compliant price assessments covers the world’s most liquid benchmark hubs – such as Singapore, Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp and the US Gulf coast – as well as many smaller locations with lower liquidity.

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Feature content

  • Delivered bunker prices

    Don’t waste time having to ask questions such as: What's the premium? What's the discount? Is it correlated? What's the differential? Use an Argus delivered bunker price assessment.

  • Argus Marine Fuels Forward Curves

    Argus marine fuels forward curves includes a rolling 24 months of monthly forward prices – by month, with differentials to futures agreements and with regional time stamps.
  • Compliant Price Assessments

    Argus publishes a global portfolio of IMO-compliant low-sulphur fuel oil and gasoil price assessments that contain no more than 0.5% sulphur content.
  • Impacts of IMO 2020

    To help get to grips with the wide-reaching implications of the biggest specification change in recent history, the Argus Editorial team has created a series of Viewpoint articles.
  • Podcast: Early impact of IMO

    One month has passed since IMO 2020 came into effect, listen to our latest podcast series to learn how the Europe, APAC and the Americas shipping industries have reacted to the mandate.

Explore our IMO-2020 related price assessments

Europe and Africa 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
Algeciras 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 02 October 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Barcelona 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Canary Islands 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Gibraltar 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 02 October 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Hamburg 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Istanbul 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Malta 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Skaw 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Genoa 0.5% fuel oil bunker 26 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Kali Limenes 0.5% fuel oil bunker 26 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Piraeus 0.5% fuel oil bunker 26 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Cape Town 0.5% fuel oil bunker 26 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Durban 0.5% fuel oil bunker 26 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels

Americas price assessments

Americas    
New York Harbor 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 10 June 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Houston 0.5% fuel oil bunker 10 June 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Panama 0.5% fuel oil bunker 10 June 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Los Angeles 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 20 May 2019 Argus Marine Fuels and Argus US Products
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
Vancouver 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
New Orleans 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Buenos Aires 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 02 October 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Cartagena 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 02 October 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Brazil 0.5%S fuel oil bunker* 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Montreal 0.5% fuel oil bunker 2 January 2020 Argus Marine Fuels
Philadelphia 0.5% fuel oil bunker 2 January 2020 Argus Marine Fuels
San Francisco 0.5% fuel oil bunker 26 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Seattle 0.5% fuel oil bunker 26 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Bahia Blanca 0.5% fuel oil bunker** 2 January 2020 Argus Marine Fuels
Montevideo 0.5% fuel oil bunker 2 January 2020 Argus Marine Fuels
Quintero/ Valparaiso 0.5% fuel oil bunker 26 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
San Antonio 0.5% fuel oil bunker 26 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels

*Petrobras posted prices

**Trafigura posted prices

Asia-Pacific price assessments

Asia-Pacific    
Zhoushan 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 3 June 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Zhoushan 0.1%S MGO bunker 3 June 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
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
Hong Kong 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Qingdao 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Shanghai 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
South Korea 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Sydney 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Taiwan 0.5%S fuel oil bunker** 06 November 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Tokyo 0.5%S fuel oil bunker 02 October 2019 Argus Marine Fuels
Mumbai 0.5% fuel oil bunker 2 January 2020 Argus Marine Fuels
Primorsky Krai 0.5% fuel oil bunker 2 January 2020 Argus Marine Fuels, Argus Russian Fuel Oil

**CPC posted prices

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 Marine Fuels Forward Curves

    The Argus Marine Fuels Forward Curves look 24 months forward by month at the US Gulf coast (USGC), New York Harbor (NYH), Northwest Europe (NWE) and Singapore.
  • 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.

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.


Consulting

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. The Argus Marine Fuels Outlook is a quarterly service providing news and insight, market fundamentals data and price forecasts for marine fuels two years ahead.

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