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About S&P Global Platts

S&P Global Platts is the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. Founded in 1909, Platts’ coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping. A division of S&P Global, Platts is headquartered in London and employs over 1,000 people in more than 15 offices worldwide. These include global business centers such as New York, Shanghai and Sao Paulo, and major energy centers such as Houston, Singapore and London, where Platts is based.

Our Purview

From an original focus on petroleum, S&P Global Platts expanded its purview and publishes 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. Products and services include real-time news and price information, analytics and conferences. Each day we showcase a selection of our news, analysis and video insight on the news & analysis section our website –

Our Customers

Traders, analysts, risk managers, purchasing agents and other professionals at more than 10,000 public and private sector organizations in over 150 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

In its day-to-day activities, S&P Global Platts regularly engages with customers, market participants, industry organizations and regulators through forums, training sessions and one-on-one meetings. In addition, S&P Global Platts annually hosts high-profile industry events, such as the Platts Global Energy Awards, which are widely recognized as the “Oscars” of the energy industry.

Our Parent Company

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. Its 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 Platts, which equips customers to identify and seize opportunities in energy and commodities, stimulating business growth and market transparency.

S&P Global has a proud 156-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.

Today, across markets, the need for actionable insights is critical, because every decision is only as good as the intelligence used to make it. That is why our employees are committed to a common purpose: we provide the intelligence that is essential for companies, governments, and individuals to make decisions with conviction.

Essential intelligence is what 20,000 S&P Global employees in 31 countries around the globe deliver every day.

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