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Platts Methodologies and Specifications

S&P Global Platts methodologies bring consistency and robustness to our price assessments through principles and parameters that guide our market specialists at every stage of the process. Watch the video below to learn more about the human systems we employ for gathering and assessing commodity market data.

In this section you will find documentation for all published price assessments and indices by commodity and region.




Oil Methodologies

View the latest methodology & specifications guides for crude oil, refined oil products in Asia, Europe, & the Americas, freight, yields & netbacks, Russian domestic market, world gasoil indexes, as well as related methodology documentation.

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Natural Gas Methodologies

View the latest methodology & specifications guide’s for natural gas markets in North America, and Europe, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) assessments and netbacks, ICE Forward Curve, spark spread methodology and further methodology documentation.

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Electric Power Methodologies

View the latest methodology & specifications guide’s for electric power markets in North America, and Europe, European electricity assessments and indices, uranium, ICE Forward Curve, and US Renewable Energy Certificates,

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Coal Methodologies

View the latest methodology & specifications guide’s for global coal, metallurgical coal, spark spreads, as well as price code lists for Coal Trader and International Coal Trader.

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Shipping Methodologies

View the latest methodology & specifications guide’s for global shipping as well as price code lists for Bunkerwire, Clean Tankerwire, Dirty Tankerwire.

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Petrochemicals Methodologies

View the latest methodology & specifications guide’s for petrochemicals markets in Europe, Asia and the US, as well as price code lists for Platts petrochemicals’ reports.

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Metals Methodologies

View the latest methodology & specifications guide’s for global metals, iron ore, alumina, steel and ferrous scrap, metallurgical coal, and calcined petroleum coke.

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Agriculture Methodologies

View the latest methodology & specifications guide’s for biofuels, sugar, biofuels and gasoline components methodology, and Natural Rubber Index (RBX).

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Methodology Review & Change Process

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