About Associated Press
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.

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About Argus
Argus is an independent media organization with over 700 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 analyze market and industry trends.


About CMA
Consulting, Methods, Advisory and Mercantil known as CMA, is a Sao Paolo, Brazil headquartered global financial services company. Since 1973 CMA has been developing high-tech solutions for capital markets all over the world.


About Dow Jones
Dow Jones Newswires delivers the best business news, commentary and insight with unrivaled speed and unquestionable accuracy and depth. Built on a renowned global reporting network of nearly 2,000 journalists, Dow Jones Newswires publishes more than 19,000 daily news items – including exclusive content from The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and MarketWatch – covering every asset class and key regions and markets worldwide.


About Jacobsen
Since 1865, the Jacobsen has been used as a benchmark for the markets we serve. The benchmark status has been earned over the last century and a half as a result of our unbiased, rigorous, neutral position in the market. We collect offers, bids, and trades daily. We communicate every trading day with all segments of the market: buyers, sellers, traders and brokers in order to get the whole picture. We know the overall tone of the market, where complementary commodities are trading, which folks are perpetually bullish and those that are always bearish.


About OPIS
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) is one of the world's most comprehensive sources for petroleum pricing and news information. OPIS began covering petroleum news in 1977 with the launch of the award-winning Oil Express Newsletter. In 1980, OPIS pioneered "rack" price discovery for thousands of wholesalers, and now maintains the world's most comprehensive database of U.S. wholesale petroleum prices, publishing more than 30,000 rack prices each day at over 1,500 terminals in nearly 400 market locations.


About Platts
Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, and a premier source of benchmark price assessments for those commodity markets. Since 1909, Platts has provided information and insights that help customers make sound trading and business decisions and enable the markets to perform with greater transparency and efficiency.


About SNL
SNL Financial collects, standardizes and disseminates all relevant corporate, financial, market and M&A data — plus news and analysis — for the industries we cover: banking, financial services, insurance, real estate, energy, media/communications and metals & mining.


About USDA
The United States Department of Agriculture is the United States federal executive department responsible for developing and executing U.S. federal government policy on farming, agriculture, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and abroad.