Richard Melson

August 2006

Biodiesel Finance

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Argus was founded in 1970 with the launch of the weekly Europ-Oil Prices,

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Argus was the first company to publish a daily report on the emerging spot market in 1979. The original daily report was called Petroleum Argus, and over the past 20 years it has evolved into a series of daily market reports spanning natural gas, products, LPG, crude, coal and emissions.

The original Petroleum Argus market report became two separate reports in 1984 —

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In 1986, Petroleum Argus began international coverage of the products markets, with Argus Asia-Pacific Products (edited from Singapore) and Argus US Products (edited from Houston). Argus Atlantic Products followed, a compilation of Argus European and Argus US Products.

In 1993, the Argus International LPG report was successfully launched, filling an important gap in daily market information for liquefied petroleum gas.

In 1995, the Argus European Natural Gas report began the company's coverage of the natural gas market. And in the same year, the Argus CIS Report was launched — a Russian language composite report for readers in Russian-speaking countries.

In 1998, the Argus Asphalt report and the Argus Latin Markets report were launched.

In 1999, the Argus European Electricity report was launched to meet the demand for high-quality information on Europe's deregulating power markets.

In July 2000, Energy Argus acquired the assets of Fieldston Publications, which included titles covering the coal, emissions and rail industries.

2001 saw the launch of several new market reports, including Argus NGL Americas, Argus Petroleum Coke and Argus Coal Daily International. Argus European Emissions Markets began publication in 2005 and Argus Freight was added in 2006.

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Argus Media is owned by its employees and the family of its founder, Jan Nasmyth. After war service in the British Army, Jan Nasmyth worked as a civil servant in the UK Treasury, was a journalist, a Shell Mex/BP employee and was involved with the UN's energy resources project. From his experience in the energy industry, he concluded that oil markets and prices were inadequately reported, and founded Argus to fill the gap.

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