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About S&P Global Platts



S&P Global Platts is the leading independent provider of information, benchmark prices and analytics for the energy and commodities markets. For over 100 years, we’ve brought clarity and transparency to the energy and commodities markets, enabling companies, governments and individuals to act with conviction.

We know that data is key to decision making, but information alone isn’t informative: it can be interpreted in many ways and inform drastically different decisions. The knowledge and experience of our people makes the difference, offering insight that helps customers in 190 countries to interpret fluctuations, uncover new commercial opportunities and gain a competitive edge.

A division of S&P Global, S&P Global Platts is headquartered in London and employs over 1,000 people in more than 19 offices worldwide located in global business and energy centers on five continents. We employ only the best in the market, and each member of our team is committed to providing an unbiased perspective to help our customers monitor market movements, value commodities, recognize opportunities, mitigate risk, and plan with greater confidence.


Our Coverage

From an original focus on petroleum, we now cover oil, natural gas, LNG, power, coal, shipping, petrochemicals, metals, and agriculture. Each day we publish news, commentary, fundamental market data and analysis, and thousands of daily price assessments that are widely used as benchmarks in the physical and futures markets.


Our Products and Services

The markets are constantly changing, but our real-time news, market reports, analysis, price assessments and fundamental data always provide a valuable reference point. We’re constantly investing in our products and services, and following a series of key acquisitions, including Bentek, Eclipse, RigData and PIRA, we’ve strengthened our Analytics team. We’ve enhanced our forecasts, data sets and tools, and now provide the most robust analytics offering available to ensure our customers can maximize value in their chosen markets.

Each day we showcase a selection of our news, analysis and video insight on the news and analysis section our website – www.platts.com.


Our Customers

Traders, analysts, risk managers, purchasing agents and other professionals at more than 12,000 public and private sector organizations in over 190 countries benefit from S&P Global Platts services. These organizations range from exploration companies, miners and refiners to end-users such as utilities, airlines, steel companies and auto manufacturers. They also include government agencies, financial institutions and professional service firms in law, engineering, consulting and asset management.


Market Engagement

We engage with customers, market participants, industry organizations and regulators every day through forums, training sessions and one-on-one meetings. We actively consult to develop methodologies that meet the markets’ needs, and ensure that the IOSCO principles are central to our approach. Each year we host high-profile industry events, such as the prestigious S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards, to celebrate success and provide a platform for our customers to exchange ideas and make valuable connections.


Our Part of a Wider Business

S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global, the world’s foremost provider of ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets. Our other divisions include:


  • S&P Global Ratings, which provides credit ratings, research and insights essential to driving growth and transparency.
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence, which provides insights into companies, markets and data so that business and financial decisions can be made with conviction.
  • S&P Dow Jones Indices, the world’s largest resource for iconic and innovative indices, which helps investors pinpoint global opportunities.

S&P Global has a proud 150+ year heritage as a trusted source of information to the business community - bringing transparency and cutting edge research and analytics to markets worldwide. Integrity, excellence, and relevance remain at the center of everything we do.







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