Wednesday 17 Sep 2014

About Platts

Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information and the world’s foremost source of benchmark price assessments in the physical oil markets. Since 1909, Platts has provided information and insights that help clients make sound trading and business decisions, and enable the markets to perform with transparency and efficiency.


From an original focus on the oil industry, Platts gradually expanded its purview to include metals, shipping, and all energy-related markets – oil, coal, natural gas, electricity, nuclear power, petrochemicals, renewables, and emissions. Today, Platts is widely recognized as the world’s most respected provider of energy information and intelligence.

Global Network

Platts is headquartered in New York and operates through a network of 17 offices spanning five continents. Platts’ total staff exceeds 700. Its news and pricing staff comprises more than 250 reporters, writers and editors, and is the world’s largest independent team of journalists dedicated to the energy industry.

Products & Services

Platts publishes news, commentary, market data and analysis, and more than 8,500 daily price assessments that are widely used as benchmarks in both physical and futures markets. It delivers real-time news and price information and end-of-day price data directly to clients’ desktops; publishes more than 60 newsletters and reports; and produces over 60 sector-specific conferences every year. In addition, it annually hosts high-profile industry events to announce its rankings of the Top 250 Energy Companies and the winners of the Platts Global Energy Awards, considered the “Oscars” of the energy industry.


More than 10,000 companies, associations, exchanges, universities and government entities in 150 countries benefit from Platts’ services. Clients span the energy supply chain ranging from exploration companies and refiners to wholesalers and industrial users such as airlines. They include 90 percent of the top 250 energy companies, all of the top 60 power and gas traders, and virtually all of the integrated oil companies. Platts also counts among its clients financial institutions, capital goods suppliers, and professional services firms in law, engineering, consulting and asset management.

Parent Company

Platts is a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE-MHP), a leading global information provider, and sister to such market-leading brands as Standard & Poor’s, J.D. Power & Associates, Aviation Week, and McGraw-Hill Construction. A McGraw-Hill company since 1953, Platts shares its parent’s long tradition of journalistic independence and integrity, and its steadfast commitment to providing the markets with the highest quality, most respected, timely and insightful information.