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Price Assessment

Platts Hydrogen Assessments

  • What are Platts Hydrogen Assesments?
  • How do these new price assessments benefit the market?
  • How are the Platts Hydrogen price assessments distributed?
  • What is unique about Platts price assessments for hydrogen?
  • What is the methodology underpinning the Platts hydrogen price assessments?

What are Platts Hydrogen Assesments?

The daily assessments reflect the production cost of hydrogen based on two different production pathways – the predominant Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) approach as well as the growing Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolysis production.

In the US, Platts publishes two prices for each production pathway. One price reflects the commodity production cost, and the other price reflects the commodity production cost and capital expenditures associated with building a hydrogen facility. Daily feedstock prices for natural gas and electricity and weekly California carbon allowances prices are used in calculations.

The Dutch prices represent month ahead hydrogen prices for Steam Methane Reforming production. Prices are published for the commodity production cost, the commodity production cost including carbon, the commodity production cost including capital expenditures, and the commodity production cost including capital expenditures and carbon. Month ahead natural gas, electricity, and carbon allowance prices are used in calculations.

The assessments will include a commodity price as well as a commodity plus production cost, as follows:

• US Gulf Coast SMR w/o CCS

• US Gulf Coast SMR w/o CCS including CapEx

• California SMR w/o CCS

• California SMR w/o CCS including CapEx

• California PEM Electrolysis

• California PEM Electrolysis including CapEx

• Netherlands SMR w/o CCS

• Netherlands SMR w/o CCS including CapEx

• Netherlands SMR w/o CCS including Carbon

• Netherlands SMR w/o CCS including CapEx and Carbon

How do these new price assessments benefit the market?

S&P Global Platts is bringing transparency to an opaque market. S&P Global Platts will publish both the commodity production cost and the commodity production cost plus capital expenditures on a daily basis. These assessments show market participants different ways to value hydrogen production in order to more accurately evaluate it as a fuel.

How are the Platts Hydrogen price assessments distributed?

— Gas Daily

— Megawatt Daily

— Energy Trader

— European Power Daily

— European Gas Daily

— Platts Market Data

What is unique about Platts price assessments for hydrogen?

• We are the first independent source of daily hydrogen pricing assessments underpinned by a robust methodology and compliance to IOSCO principles

• We are very well placed to provide an external and independent view of the hydrogen markets

• We have an international reach and strong reputation based on decades of industry experience providing the market with valuable, market-tested benchmark pricing

What is the methodology underpinning the Platts hydrogen price assessments?

The hydrogen price assessments are based on feedstock costs using Platts existing natural gas and power assessments relevant to the pricing hubs and are calculated using a predetermined capacity factor and energy conversion efficiency for each production method. For example, the US Gulf Coast price is based on an average of power prices from Texas and Louisiana, as well as physical gas prices from Houston and Henry Hub (Louisiana).

The assessments using CapEx prices use the same calculations, but also include the capital expenditures associated with building and operating a hydrogen production facility. The Platts Editorial team reviews this fixed cost on a regular basis.


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