Argus Media Ltd.
Argus is an independent media organisation with more than 600 full time staff. It is headquartered in London and has offices in each of the world’s principal commodity centres. Its main activities comprise publishing market reports containing price assessments, market commentary and news, and business intelligence reports that analyse market and industry trends. More than half of Argus employees are commodity journalists who specialise in reporting news and price information relating to physical energy and related commodity markets. They operate according to a rigorous Editorial Code of Conduct and a Compliance and Ethics Policy that align with best journalistic practice, including the avoidance of conflicts of interest.
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- Business Type:
- Publishing company
- Industry Type:
- Publishing / Media / Marketing
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
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Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by staff shareholders and global growth equity firm General Atlantic.
Argus is a leading provider of data on prices and fundamentals, news, analysis, consultancy services and conferences for the global crude, oil products, LPG, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer, petrochemical, metals and transportation industries. Data provided by Argus are widely used for indexation of physical trade. Companies, governments and international agencies use Argus information for analysis and planning purposes.
Argus has been covering energy and commodity markets for more than 45 years. The company’s early origins were in the oil markets but now Argus covers the full range of energy markets including natural gas and LNG, power, coal, LPG, emissions and bioenergy.
In 2011, Argus expanded into the fertilizer business with the purchase of FMB, followed by petrochemicals with the purchase of DeWitt, Jim Jordan & Associates and TABrewer consulting in 2012 and 2013.
Argus entered the metals market in 2013 with the launch of a steel feedstocks report and expanded by buying specialist metals reporting services Metal-Pages and MetalPrices.com in 2014 and 2015 respectively. As well as spot energy and commodity price data, fundamental information and opinion and comment through its market reports, Argus also offers a bespoke consulting service and specialist events.