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Coal Methodology and Specifications

Clearly defined and transparent methodologies are the backbone of Platts’ price assessment processes. Platts’ methodologies provide detailed descriptions and explanations of how we assess the market value of commodities so that customers and other interested parties understand those processes. In this section, we post documentation by commodity and region for all published price assessments and indices.

Coal methodology

(as of July 2014)


Metallurgical Coal methodology

(as of May 2014)


Emissions methodology

(as of February 2013)


Spark Spreads Methodology

(as of March 2012)


Codes

Platts Coal Outlook: code list

(as of May 2009)


Platts Coal Trader: code list

(as of May 2009)


Platts Coal Trader International: code list

(as of January 2014)


Related Material

Platts to move back prompt-month rollover date in coal assessments

(posted October 28, 2008)


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