Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, and a premier source of benchmark price assessments for those commodity markets. Since 1909, Platts has provided information and insights that help customers make sound trading and business decisions and enable the markets to perform with greater transparency and efficiency. Platts annually hosts high-profile industry events to announce its Top 250 Global Energy Companies Rankings™ and the winners of the Platts Global Energy Awards, considered the “Oscars” of the energy industry. Platts is a division of McGraw Hill Financial, a leader in credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics for the global capital and commodity markets. McGraw Hill Financial’s other well-known brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, J.D. Power and McGraw Hill Construction. Since 1953, Platts has shared its parent company’s long-standing tradition of journalistic independence and integrity, and its steadfast commitment to providing the markets with the highest quality, timely and insightful information. Platts employs a total staff of more than 900, and maintains a network of correspondents spanning the globe. It has offices in more than 15 key cities, including major energy centers such as London, Dubai, Singapore and Houston, and global business centers such as Sao Paulo, Shanghai and New York, where its headquarters is located.