|2020-06-28 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据今日油价6月26日报道，全球知名评级机构和阿格斯媒体(Argus Media)推出新的美国原油定价基准，或将取代西德克萨斯中质原油的基准。
Argus Media美洲主管Euan Craik对路透表示："交易员现在可以选择代表整个墨西哥湾市场的新基准。"
根据这份报告，Argus基准将包括墨西哥湾沿岸七个地点的石油储量，包括麦哲伦中流合作伙伴(Magellan Midstream Partners)运营的东休斯顿终端、企业产品合作伙伴(Enterprise Products Partners)拥有的三个终端，以及位于休斯顿、西布鲁克(Seabrook)和德克萨斯城(Texas City)的三个海上设施。稍后，还有两个地点将被添加到名单中，包括科珀斯克里斯蒂终端和德克萨斯州的Nederland。
被称为Platts American Gulf Coast Select，简称AGS的基准原油，将以二叠纪盆地生产的轻质低硫原油为基础，通过管道输送到墨西哥湾沿岸。多年来，库欣一直未能在这个市场上代表原油的经济性。市场参与者呼吁建立一个正确反映墨西哥湾沿岸实体市场核心的基准，而不是内陆金融价值。
王佳晶 摘译自 今日油价
U.S. Gulf Coast Crude Oil Gets Its Own Benchmark
One International Renowned Rating Agency and Argus Media will today launch new benchmarks for pricing U.S. crude oil that is being exported to replace the West Texas Intermediate benchmark.
WTI serves as a basis, but it is, in fact, linked to oil delivered to the Cushing, Oklahoma, storage hub.
Reuters reports that oil shipments from the U.S. Gulf Coast are only quoted as a premium or discount to West Texas Intermediate, based on crudes produced in Texas, Louisiana, and North Dakota. Yet Cushing has declined in importance thanks to the shale oil boom, which has made the United States an exporter of crude once again.
“Traders will now have the option of a new benchmark that will represent the totality of the Gulf Coast market,” the head of Americas at Argus Media, Euan Craik, told Reuters.
The Argus benchmark, according to the report, will include oil stored at seven locations along the Gulf Coast, including the East Houston terminal operated by Magellan Midstream Partners, three terminals that are property of Enterprise Products Partners, and three offshore facilities in Houston, Seabrook, and Texas City. At a later point, two more locations will be added to the list, including the Corpus Christi terminal and Nederland in Texas.
Platts’ benchmark, dubbed Platts American Gulf Coast Select, or AGS, will be based on light sweet crude produced in the Permian basin and transported by pipeline to the Gulf Coast.
“Cushing has for several years failed to represent the economics of crude oil in this market. Market participants have called for a benchmark that correctly reflects the core of the physical market in the Gulf Coast, rather than a landlocked financial value,” the Americas editorial director of Platts, Richard Swann, told Reuters.
The new benchmarks will seek to put U.S. oil for export on a more equal footing with Brent crude, which is currently used for the pricing of more than 50 percent of the oil exported around the world.