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Platts Oil Volatility Analytics

Platts Oil Volatility Analytics is a detailed, statistical-based report providing the essential and insightful market intelligence you need to make trading and hedging decisions with conviction. Providing fundamental analysis for three segments – crude oil, refined products and crude focus – the report is a vital toll for anyone working in today's oil market.


  • Strategize with confidence: develop strong hedging strategies by future outlooks on your commodities and their volatility
  • Understand pricing: trade, write contracts and negotiate transactions with confidence by understanding price drivers and fluctuations
  • Benchmark your performance: keep track and compare your forecasts of implied/realized volatilities and prices while performing scenario analysis
  • Identify opportunities: find your next opportunity by analyzing future volatility and price fluctuations and identifying diverse trading patterns, pricing trends, derivatives buy and sell opportunities


The report covers the EMEA and Americas markets and each one is divided into three segments:

  • Crude Oil presents a fundamental analysis of both domestic and international supply/demand dynamics of the primary crude grade in each region (Dated Brent for EMEA, WTI Crude for Americas and Dubai Crude for APAC) plus an initial analysis of market volatility
  • Refined Products presents a combination of fundamental analysis of the most import petroleum products (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and fuel oil) and an analysis of their volatility – this segment provides statistical-based and fully explained, future short-term outlooks for each refined product
  • Crude Focus dives into the statistical aspects of price and volatility of the primary crude grade in each region – this segment examines the developments of implied and realized volatility and provides a more robust, statistically-based and fully explained, short-term outlook on the crude market

The report also includes:

  • Future outlook on the direction of crude oil and petroleum product prices
  • Future outlook on the direction of volatility (implied and realized)
  • Insights on how to structure hedging strategies