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Natural Gas 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.

North American Natural Gas Methodology

(as of December 2017)

This guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts North American natural gas assessments.


Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Assessments and Netbacks Methodology

(as of November 2017)

The LNG specifications guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts LNG 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.


European Natural Gas Methodology

(as of October 2017)

This guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts European natural gas assessments.


Shale Value Chain

(as of June 2017)

The methodologies for the daily gas prices and natural gas liquids prices used in the Shale Value Chain assessments are listed here.


Mexico Natural Gas Methodology

(as of May 2017)

This guide contains the specifications and methodology for Platts Mexico natural gas assessments.


M2MS — Gas Methodology

(as of February 2017)

The M2MS — Gas Methodology and Specifications Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts-ICE Natural Gas Forward Curves in North America.




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