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Platts M2M-Benzene

Platts M2M-Benzene is a quantitatively derived forward curve (up to 24 months), providing regional daily coverage in Asia, Europe and North America. Designed to meet the requirements of energy risk managers and traders, Platts M2M-Benzene is the petrochemical industry's only quantitative model incorporating Platts editorial market knowledge of observable price relationships and extensive database of historical prices.


  • Platts M2M-Benzene enables clear, informed valuations for better investment and trading decisions
  • Emphasize your commitment to efficient risk management by using the checks and balances of a Platts independent, third-party solution
  • Mark-to-market and calculate P&L for your portfolios with confidence
  • Calculate value-at-risk (VaR) earnings-at-risk (EaR), cash-flow-at-risk (CFaR), or other daily risk management measurement and reporting functions
  • Model prices, calculate the current value of derivative instruments, forecast trends, and better evaluate physical and financial assets
  • Validate internally-generated forward curves
  • Perform key portfolio risk management functions around risk disaggregation and decomposition, stress testing and scenario building
  • Measure counterparty risk and manage collateral with unbiased inputs
  • Optimize strategic assets, mergers and acquisitions and infrastructure investment decisions
  • Resolve legal or contractual disputes through the provision of standardized and industry-adopted independent valuations, based on a transparent methodology


  • Platts M2M-Benzene extends Platts Forward Curve – Petrochemicals (PFC-Petchems) editorially observed and assessed benzene forward curves with modeled data that is built using Platts extensive database of historical market prices and editorial market knowledge
  • Quantitatively derived 24-month forward price assessments provide regional daily coverage of markets in key benzene trading hubs – Asia (FOB Korea), North America (FOB USG) and Europe (CIF ARA)