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Petrochemicals 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.

Asian Petrochemicals methodology

(as of August 2014)

Asian Petrochemicals methodology

The Asian Petrochemical Products Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Asian Petrochemical assessments. 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.


Americas Petrochemicals methodology

(as of September 2014)

Americas Petrochemicals methodology

The Americas Petrochemical Products Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts American Petrochemical assessments. 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.


European Petrochemicals methodology

(as of August 2014)

European Petrochemicals methodology

The European Petrochemical Products Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts European Petrochemical assessments. 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.


Petrochemicals timing and increment guidelines

(as of August 2014)

Petrochemicals timing and increment guidelines

The Petrochemicals Timing and Increment guidelines are designed to enhance the clarity and usefulness of all Petrochemical methodology and specifications guides.


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