Skip Navigation LinksHome|Methodology & Reference|Methodologies and Specifications| Petrochemicals Methodology and Specifications | Platts


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.

Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals methodology

(as of February 2015)

Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals methodology

The Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals Products Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals 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 October 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 February 2015)

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.


Related Material

Petrochemicals assessment process guidelines for PCA 005

(as of December 2014)


Conversion factors


In order to view the methodologies you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If it is not already installed on your PC, click here to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.




Watch this short video overview to understand how we assess the Petrochemicals market


© 2015 Platts, McGraw Hill Financial. All rights reserved.