Special Reports

S&P Global Commodity Insights Special Reports showcase our key insights across a variety of important subjects affecting oil, shipping, natural gas, petrochemicals, electric power, coal, metals and agriculture markets.

April, 2024

Energy Security Sentinel™

March, 2024

Atlas of Energy Transition™

March, 2024

Europe reengages with energy security

February, 2024

Fueling the Future: Biofuels driving progress on net zero

February, 2024

Taking the long way around: Ships divert from the Panama Canal

January, 2024

Top Ten Cleantech Trends in 2024

January, 2024

Chemical Trends H1 2024: China property sector, India economy in focus amid low demand

October, 2023

The Turkish steel market at the center of a shifting world

October, 2023

COP28 climate talks in focus

September, 2023

Unraveling Uncertainty: 2023 Scenarios and Net-Zero Cases

August, 2023

Inflation Reduction Act: A Pragmatist's Guide

August, 2023

Ocean mining in focus

July, 2023

Chemical Trends H2 2023: Weak global economic outlook puts pressure on chemical markets

May, 2023

Futures rising: A surge in iron ore derivatives is bringing the market to the cusp of a new evolutionary stage

May, 2023

Middle East Refinery Focus

May, 2023

Recycling in focus: Navigating plastics and metals circularity in 2023

February, 2023

North Sea Emissions Uncovered

January, 2023

Chemical Trends H1 2023: Challenges abound as markets brace for another rough year

November, 2022

COP27: Advancing Climate Objectives Amidst Conflict

September, 2022

Energy in the new era

July, 2022

Petrochemical trends H2 2022: Petrochemical makers target resilient earnings despite market tailwinds in H2 2022

May, 2022

Carbon Neutral Cargo: How Shipping Markets Are Approaching the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme

May, 2022

Changing gears: Steel's shift to price indexation

May, 2022

Inside Fujairah: A gateway for energy and commodities in the Middle East

February, 2022

Breaking barriers to accelerate energy transition

January, 2022

Petrochemical trends H1 2022: Continued challenges amid latest wave of COVID-19

October, 2021

Bio-petrochemicals - From feedstocks to plastics: the rise of bio-based alternatives

September, 2021

Igniting the spark of energy transition

July, 2021

Platts Iron Ore and Metallurgical Coal Specifications Tree

June, 2021

Petrochemical trends H2 2021: Global petrochemical supply racing to keep up post-COVID

April, 2021

Shipping regulation and the EU Emission Trading Scheme

April, 2021

Renewed Ambition: The US scramble for clean electricity

February, 2021

Polyolefins trends in H1 2021: New Asia capacity, unclear demand

February, 2021

European LNG import capacity: opportunity and risk

January, 2021

Petrochemical trends H1 2021

October, 2020

Changing tack

September, 2020

Solving corn: New originations and COVID-19

September, 2020

The Energy Transition and COVID-19: A pivotal moment for climate policies and energy companies

September, 2020

Turning on TAP: a shift in the European gas landscape

July, 2020

Winds of Change: Can the shipping markets recover from the coronavirus chaos?

July, 2020

Global petrochemical trends: H2 2020

June, 2020

Magnetic attraction: Investors and physical hedgers flock to iron ore

May, 2020

Women in Metals and Mining

May, 2020

Sustainability shift: Oil's future in the energy transition

April, 2020

Shipping: Out of the frying pan, into the fire?

March, 2020

Mind the gap: Widening spot discounts to contract prices prompt rethink

February, 2020

The future of European gas after Groningen

December, 2019

Global petrochemical trends: H1 2020

December, 2019

S&P Global Platts 2020 Outlook

October, 2019

National champions: State oil companies evolve to face the future

October, 2019

Plastics recycling: PET and Europe lead the way

August, 2019

Global petrochemical outlook: H2 2019

July, 2019

New horizons: The forces shaping the future of the LNG market

May, 2019

A sea of challenges: The impact of IMO 2020 on petrochemicals

May, 2019

Into the storm: How will shipping cope with fuel bills from IMO 2020?

March, 2019

Building bridges: Energy and commodities in the construction sector

February, 2019

Turning tides: The future of fuel oil after IMO 2020

January, 2019

Americas Petrochemical Outlook H1 2019

January, 2019

EMEA petrochemical outlook H1 2019

January, 2019

Asia petrochemical outlook H1 2019

November, 2018

Index-based blockchain: Making the container industry smarter

November, 2018

Liquefaction financing: The next evolution in LNG's commoditization?

October, 2018

US chemical industry caught in US-China trade war

October, 2018

Met coal H1 2018 spot trade review

October, 2018

The New American Revolution: US crude goes global

October, 2018

Supercooled: The evolving LNG fleet driving the global gas boom

September, 2018

Blockchain for commodities: Trading opportunities in a digital age

September, 2018

Container Shipping -- Kinks in the supply chain: Money, fuel and logistics – and the rising tide of IMO 2020

September, 2018

Americas Petrochemical Outlook H2 2018

August, 2018

Asia Petrochemical Outlook H2 2018

July, 2018

EMEA petrochemical outlook H2 2018

June, 2018

Insurgent shale: prospects and perils for US LNG exports

May, 2018

Beijing's visible hand: China's demand for iron ore and scrap through 2020

May, 2018

The Chinese dream: Energy and commodities in an era of change

April, 2018

Benchmarks give way: How global met coal markets are changing with the adoption of spot price indexes

March, 2018

Logistics: Adapting to the expected surge in US polyethylene exports

March, 2018

Opportunities and challenges of China's LNG expansion

March, 2018

Taiwan: Seizing opportunities in a changing world

February, 2018

Riding the wave: The Dated Brent benchmark at 30 years old and beyond

February, 2018

Changing lanes: A roadmap for transport and future energy markets

October, 2017

Dawn of a global commodity: LNG trading transformed

September, 2017

Emerging among giants: The energy and commodity opportunity as ASEAN turns 50

August, 2017

Mexico's energy transformation takes hold

May, 2017

Tackling 2020: the impact of the IMO and how shipowners can deal with tighter sulfur limits

April, 2017

'Make in India': A new window of opportunity for commodities

January, 2017

Container shipping: What next for the smaller TEU fleet?