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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.

European Natural Gas Methodology

(as of July 2016)

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


Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Assessments and Netbacks Methodology

(as of June 2016)

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 June 2016)

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


M2MS -- Gas Methodology

(as of November 2015)

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


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.




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Liquidity in North American Monthly Gas Markets
(as of June 2016)


2016 daily gas survey calendar
(as of October 2015)


2016 monthly bidweek calendar
(as of October 2015)


2015 daily gas survey calendar
(as of November 2014)


2015 monthly bidweek calendar
(as of December 2014)


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

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