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Coal Methodology 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. To learn more about the human systems we employ for gathering and assessing commodity market data, watch our video.

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

Coal methodology

(as of October 2017)

The following Coal specifications guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Coal assessments throughout the world. The various components of this guide are designed to give Platts subscribers as much information as possible about a wide range of methodology and specification issues.


North American emissions methodology

(as of October 2017)

Platts' US emissions methodology for its published price assessments reflects its experience in the more established oil, gas and power markets.


Metallurgical Coal methodology

(as of October 2017)

The following Metallurgical Coal specifications guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Metallurgical Coal assessments throughout the world.




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