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Natural Gas 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.

M2MS -- Gas Methodology

(as of February 2017)

The M2MS-Gas Methodology and Specifications Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Natural Gas Forward Curves in North America.


European Natural Gas Methodology

(as of April 2017)

This guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts European natural gas assessments.


Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Assessments and Netbacks Methodology

(as of February 2017)

The LNG specifications guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts LNG assessments throughout the world. 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.


North American Natural Gas Methodology

(as of January 2017)

This guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts North American natural gas assessments.


Shale Value Chain

(as of December 2014)

The methodologies for the daily gas prices and natural gas liquids prices used in the Shale Value Chain assessments are listed here.


Platts-ICE Forward Curve -- Natural Gas (North America)

(as of March 2015)

The Platts-ICE Forward Curve Methodology and Specifications Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Natural Gas Forward Curves in North America.




Related Material


Liquidity in North American Monthly Gas Markets
(as of April 2017)


Mapping of daily and monthly ICE locations to Platts locations
(as of April 2017)


2017 daily gas survey calendar
(as of April 2017)


2017 monthly bidweek calendar
(as of October 2016)


2016 daily gas survey calendar
(as of October 2015)


2016 monthly bidweek calendar
(as of October 2015)


European Power -- Frequently Asked Questions (currently being updated)

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