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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.

Metallurgical Coal methodology

(as of August 2015)

Coal methodology

(as of July 2015)

European emissions methodology

(as of April 2015)

North American emissions methodology

(as of April 2015)

Spark Spreads Methodology

(as of March 2012)


Platts Coal Trader: code list

(as of May 2015)

Platts Coal Trader International: code list

(as of January 2014)

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