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Platts Print Market Issues

Platts Market Issues are a series of occasional discussion papers examining price-discovery issues of broad interest to the oil markets.


The change to 3:15 pm Eastern Time in Platts Americas oil assessments: a year in review (pdf) (July 2010)

The change to 3:15 pm Eastern Time in Platts Americas oil assessments: a year in review (xls) (June 2010)

Jet fuel premium assessment and the new Jet Av Fuel formula

Trends in Americas physical and futures oil markets following Platts' alignment of price inputs at 3:15 pm Eastern Time (July 2009)

Trends in Americas physical and futures oil markets following Platts' alignment of price inputs at 3:15 pm Eastern Time (xcel version) (July 2009)

Price disparities and impacts on assessments observed from use of futures at 2:30 or 3:15 pm ET (May 2009)

Platts assessment process for determining the value of futures at 3:15 pm Eastern time (May 2009)

Questions and Answers: Alignment of US fixed price and differential crude oil and products assessments (May 2009)

Alignment of US fixed price and differential crude oil and products assessments at 3:15 pm Eastern Time (May 2009)

Market issues paper: the increasing divergence of WTI pricing from world markets (March 2009)

Platts proposal to launch Americas Crude Marker (ACM) Q&A (as of March 2009)

Platts Americas proposes use of 3:15 pm Eastern Time futures values in its assessment process (February 2009)

Specification details for 10ppm gasoil in Singapore (October 2008)

The Forties de-escalator - Q&A (September 2008)

CIF NWE ULSD 10 ppm basis ARA Nov 1, 2007 assessment launch - Q&A (Oct. 31, 2007)

Kadriah 1 - FAQs (Aug. 31, 2007)

Question and Answer document on Forties crude oil guidelines July 2, 2007 (July 2, 2007)

European fuel oil barge amendment to delivery/loading dates November 22, 2006 (Nov. 22, 2006)

Why Platts uses 16.30 values in the valuation of middle distillate assessments - Q&A (Nov. 2, 2006) (Nov. 2, 2006)

Platts US Gasoline and Distillates Q&A (Oct. 24, 2006)

Explanation of the MOPS strip (Sep. 27, 2006)

Platts US LPG Q&A (Sep. 13, 2006)

Upper Zakum Q&A (Jan. 31, 2006)

Platts US fuel oil and feedstock/blendstock Q&A (Jan. 24, 2006)

Platts move to a 1630 European assessment close (Oct. 1, 2005)

Sour crude pricing: A pressing global issue (June 2005)

Platts Brent Index (PBI)

Platts BFO Assessments (June 2004)

Urals Markets (June 2004)

Review of the Partial Dubai and Oman Price Discovery Mechanism (November 2004)

Raising transparency standards Urals Markets (June 2004)