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Platts Analytics Scenario Planning Service

The Platts Analytics Scenario Planning Service (SPS) defines and tracks the critical assumptions behind our worldwide oil, gas and overall energy projections with a focus on our medium and longer-term outlooks for balances, prices and emissions.

With Platts Analytics SPS you will be able to identify alternative outcomes to market events in a way that makes them useful for testing business strategies. SPS offers insights into the different pathways around the Energy Transition and achieving long term climate goals - supporting informed decisions in this rapidly changing space.

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    • — Identify market opportunities with the help of in-depth data and analysis that help you understand emerging trends and key events affecting your business.

    • — Test your business strategies against alternative outcomes.

    • — Get access to S&P Global Platts analysts to further understanding around key drivers of long term energy trajectories - including technologies and policies that are driving the energy transition.


Annual Guidebook — Comprehensive study that defines the assumptions behind Platts oil, gas, and overall energy Reference Cases, along with long-term alternative scenarios for global crude, regional crude and product markets, and regional natural gas markets. Discussion includes analysis around scenarios with emission levels consistent with limiting global warming to 2 degrees (2 Degree Scenario).

Quarterly Tracking Reports — Defining of shorter-term scenarios surrounding S&P Global Platts near-term crude oil and natural gas outlooks plus updated assessments of long-term drivers for the transforming sector – with price outlooks for WTI, Brent and Dubai crudes, North American and European and Asian natural gas (HH, TTF, and JKM), and CAPP and ARA coal prices. Monitoring of key "signposts" of changes to the forecasts and developing pathways and forecasts.

Current News and Analysis Bulletins — Sent on an "as-events-dictate" basis, insightful assessments of specific events or developments with the potential to alter trends.

Alternative Transport/Electric Vehicle Analytics — Analysis and data around alternative transport, including vehicle fleets, fuel demand, and emissions implications. Monthly updates include EV Essentials historical data compilations. Quarterly and biannual scorecards that cover trends, policies (such as the LCFS), drivers, and forecasts of electric vehicle penetration and impacts on fuel demand.

Hydrogen Analytics explores hydrogen's role as a flexible energy carrier that can decarbonize key sectors where renewables/battery solutions may prove challenged. Detailed research includes analysis of hydrogen production and transport pathways, cost trajectories, and outlooks for commercial uptake in different demand use cases.

Technology Analytics, including views on prospects and trends for renewable penetration, globally. Regular regional Power Storage Outlooks offer insights into this key technology for facilitating high levels of penetration of renewables in the power sector.

Federal Regulatory Calendar, Fracking Policy Monitor — Quarterly reports that examine the latest U.S. energy policy developments.

Annual Roundtables — Access to our annual roundtables which provide an opportunity to discuss scenarios directly with the S&P Global Platts team, define additional scenarios of interest, and attend special in-depth presentations.

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