About S&P Global Platts
S&P Global Platts is the leading independent provider of information, benchmark prices and analytics for the energy and commodities markets. For over 100 years, we've brought clarity and transparency to the energy and commodities markets, enabling companies, governments and individuals to act with conviction.
We know that data is key to decision making, but information alone isn't informative: it can be interpreted in many ways and inform drastically different decisions. The knowledge and experience of our people makes the difference, offering insight that helps customers in 190 countries to interpret fluctuations, uncover new commercial opportunities and gain a competitive edge.
A division of S&P Global, S&P Global Platts is headquartered in London and employs over 1,200 people in more than 19 offices worldwide located in global business and energy centers on five continents. We employ only the best in the market, and each member of our team is committed to providing an unbiased perspective to help our customers monitor market movements, value commodities, recognize opportunities, mitigate risk, and plan with greater confidence.
From an original focus on petroleum, we now cover oil, natural gas, LNG, electric power, coal, shipping, petrochemicals, metals, and agriculture. Each day we publish news, commentary, fundamental market data and analysis, and thousands of daily price assessments that are widely used as benchmarks in the physical and futures markets.
Our Topics feature provides you with a simple way to find and read all the latest news and analysis on the key issues impacting the markets you work in.
OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
The markets are constantly changing, but our real-time news, market reports, analysis, price assessments and fundamental data always provide a valuable reference point. We're constantly investing in our products and services, and following a series of key acquisitions, including Bentek, PIRA and RigData, we've strengthened our Analytics team. We've enhanced our forecasts, data sets and tools, and now provide the most robust analytics offering available to ensure our customers can maximize value in their chosen markets.
Each day we showcase a selection of our news, analysis and video insight on the Market Insights section of our website.
Traders, analysts, risk managers, purchasing agents and other professionals at more than 12,000 public and private sector organizations in over 190 countries benefit from S&P Global Platts services. These organizations range from exploration companies, miners and refiners to end-users such as utilities, airlines, steel companies and auto manufacturers. They also include government agencies, financial institutions and professional service firms in law, engineering, consulting and asset management.
We engage with customers, market participants, industry organizations and regulators every day through forums, training sessions and one-on-one meetings. We actively consult to develop methodologies that meet the markets' needs, and ensure that the IOSCO principles are central to our approach. Each year we host high-profile industry events, such as the prestigious S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards, to celebrate success and provide a platform for our customers to exchange ideas and make valuable connections.