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.
The following Coal specifications guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Coal 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 emissions methodology
Platts' US emissions methodology for its published price assessments reflects its experience in the more established oil, gas and power markets.
Metallurgical Coal methodology
The following Metallurgical Coal specifications guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Metallurgical Coal assessments throughout the world.
European emissions methodology
Platts' European emissions methodology for its published price assessments reflects its experience in the more established oil, gas and power markets.
Spark Spreads Methodology
Platts Spark Spreads show the daily margin between the cost of input spot fuels and the price fetched by output electricity in 10 major US electricity spot market hubs.
Platts Coal Trader: code list
(as of September 2016)
Platts Coal Trader International: code list
(as of January 2014)
Platts to move back prompt-month rollover date in coal assessments
(posted October 28, 2008)
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