Argus introduces anode-grade petroleum coke assessments

Jul 10, 2013, 16:41 ET from Argus Media

HOUSTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has added coverage of the international anode-grade petroleum coke markets in its weekly report, Energy Argus Petroleum Coke. Anode-grade coke is used by aluminium producers and the new coverage adds to Argus' portfolio of fuel-grade petroleum coke assessments.

The new assessments reflect the need for greater transparency in the anode-grade coke markets and better price identification for this aluminium feedstock. Argus introduced two calcinable grades of green coke and one calcined coke assessment. All will be published monthly.

Argus has also expanded coverage of the key China market for fuel-grade coke, adding weekly coverage of the 6.5pc coke market for this crucial petroleum coke delivery. The new fuel-grade coke assessment rounds out an extensive monthly set of China petroleum coke price assessments.

Argus will expand its weekly and monthly market commentary in Energy Argus Petroleum Coke to include the weekly China markets and the new monthly anode-grade coverage.

"Argus has a long, successful history in petroleum coke coverage and indexation, and we are sure the enhanced coverage in Energy Argus Petroleum Coke will provide much needed transparency in this key metals feedstock," Argus Media chairman and chief executive Adrian Binks said.

Energy Argus Petroleum Coke provides spot price assessments, market news and analysis. The report is used by market participants for its critical insights, key statistics and data to help stay ahead of market developments, as well as to help shape commercial strategies.

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