Special Reports

S&P Global Platts 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, 2021

Shipping regulation and the EU Emission Trading Scheme


April, 2021

Renewed Ambition: The US scramble for clean electricity


February, 2021

Atlas of Energy Transition


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


December, 2020

Women in Metals and Mining


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

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

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


May, 2018

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


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

Taiwan: Seizing opportunities in a changing world


March, 2018

Opportunities and challenges of China's LNG expansion


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?