S&P Global Platts

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S&P Global Platts
Industry Energy, Commodities, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Metals, Agriculture
Headquarters London, The United Kingdom[2]
Key people
Imogen Dillon Hatcher – president[3]
Services Commodities & Energy Markets
Number of employees
Approx. 1,000
Parent S&P Global, Inc.
Website http://www.platts.com

S&P Global Platts is a provider of energy and commodities information and a source of benchmark price assessments in the physical energy markets. S&P Global Platts was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1909 by Warren C. Platt (1883–1963).[4]

S&P Global Platts and Argus Media are recognized as two most significant price reporting agencies for the oil market.[5]


From an original focus on the oil industry, S&P Global Platts gradually expanded its purview to include metals, shipping, and all energy-related markets – oil, coal, natural gas, electricity, nuclear power, petrochemicals, renewables, and emissions.

Parent company[edit]

S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global, Inc., (NYSESPGI), a provider of ratings, benchmarks and analytics to the global capital and commodity markets. The firm is sister to brands like S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence and S&P Dow Jones Indices. S&P Global Platts was acquired by S&P Global (formerly known as McGraw Hill Financial) in 1953.

Corporate history[edit]

In 2000 S&P Global merged S&P Global Platts with other like assets to turn the company into a provider of energy information. It is part of the commodity information and analytics group of S&P Global.[4] Since 2013, the company has held an annual Platts Global Metals Awards, modeled on the Platts Global Energy Awards. In 2015, these were held in London.[6]

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