An aerial view of a crude oil storage facility is seen on Might 5, 2020 in Cushing, Oklahoma.
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Two main oil value reporting companies individually launched new U.S. crude benchmarks on Friday, as a part of an effort to rival the U.S. West Texas Intermediate futures contract.
The transfer from S&P International Platts and Argus Media comes as each companies search to interrupt away from the normal landlocked system, simply over two months after U.S. crude futures plunged into destructive territory for the primary time in historical past.
S&P International Platts mentioned its new benchmark for U.S. crude, referred to as Platts American GulfCoast Choose (AGS), would replicate the worth of waterborne mild candy crude equipped from the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico on main pipelines to the Gulf.
Argus’ new outright each day crude value evaluation, Argus AGS, can be designed to replicate the rising significance of the U.S. Gulf Coast as a serious export hub and to handle ongoing market…