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Petrochemicals 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.

Americas Petrochemicals methodology

(as of November 2017)

The Americas Petrochemical Products Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts American Petrochemical assessments. 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 Petrochemicals methodology

(as of November 2017)

The European Petrochemical Products Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts European Petrochemical assessments. 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.


Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals methodology

(as of October 2017)

The Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals Products Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals assessments. 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.


Petrochemicals timing and increment guidelines

(as of September 2017)

The Petrochemicals Timing and Increment guidelines are designed to enhance the clarity and usefulness of all Petrochemical methodology and specifications guides.



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Petrochemicals assessment process guidelines
(as of August 2017)


Asian Petrochemical Market On Close (MOC) Reporting Guidelines
(as of February 2017)


Conversion factors


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