Platts Energy Trader

Every day, Platts Energy Trader provides a unique perspective on the energy marketplace, including comprehensive coverage of both the natural gas and electricity markets in North America. Whether you’re a new entrant or experienced practitioner, it's an indispensable source of information and education for all market players.

Who Should Buy?

Any company that produces, trades, or consumes electricity and natural gas can benefit from Platts Energy Trader. The publication provides comprehensive news and data regarding the both electric and gas markets, helping you make more informed decisions. In addition, investment traders and bankers also have a substantial stake in monitoring energy trading and news, so they can leverage commodity exposure and find profit opportunities.


  • — Understand and react to large amounts of information quickly
  • — Make decisions that pre-empt volatility in the marketplace, with access to dynamic news, market commentary and timely information
  • — Stay ahead of this complex industry, by understanding and managing market risks as they develop


  • —Energy Trader provides a comprehensive news and data section, including market commentary on the North American energy markets – data sets include:
  • —Daily spot gas prices for 88 locations
  • —Daily electricity indexes for 34 locations
  • —Near-term electricity prices
  • —Critical monthly gas prices
  • —Spark spreads
  • —Unit outage tables by region Closing prices for NYMEX
  • —Gas futures and options
  • —Select Platts oil prices
  • —Cumulative averages of daily prices throughout the calendar month for all on-peak daily electricity indexes
  • —Coverage of ISO news, RFPs and financial transmission rights auctions

Market Data

The price data listed in Energy Trader are also available in data-point format for easy import and analysis. This is the most efficient, most reliable way to receive our industry-standard benchmark assessments.

For a modest additional cost, upgrade your subscription to include Market Data for electric power and natural gas markets. With a click of a mouse you'll have access to the latest, most-accurate petrochemical price assessments in data-point format. Market Data also provides you with end-of-day assessments, third-party data, and a rolling 45-day historical database for key assessments. For further information, please contact Platts Sales.

Multiple-user subscriptions

Many clients purchase multiple subscriptions to ensure their entire staff has access to Platts information. We'll work with you to make certain our distribution methods meet your specific needs. For details, contact us.