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Are there any changes to my current services?

While we are divesting a few legacy IHS Markit products, there is no immediate impact to the services we provide you. We will ensure you’re given access to the same consistently high standards of expertise.

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What’s in IHS Markit products, that’s now available from S&P Global Commodity Insights?

Market insights covering 250 basic and speciality chemicals and plastics.

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What’s in S&P Global Platts products, that’s now available from S&P Global Commodity Insights?

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Are S&P Global Platts retaining all your price benchmarks?

Yes, we are retaining all our market leading price benchmarks.

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Did the former S&P Global Platts lose any chemical products or expertise?

No, we did not. We are, however, gaining a wealth of additional chemicals expertise and products, including long term analysis from our new colleagues.

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What does this mean for the World Petrochemicals Conference?

As we've always done, we’ll continue to bring together industry experts at the World Petrochemicals Conference, surfacing the very latest insights. Save the date: March 20-24, 2023 for the 38th Annual World Petrochemical Conference, the premier executive conference.

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How will your chemicals coverage evolve?

Coverage will continue to span the full value chain, but the merger will bring together Platts’ short-term market reporting with IHS Markit’s long-term market analysis and forecasts.

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Who do I contact if I have questions about the services I subscribe to?

The subject matter experts and teams associated with the services will transition into the new company. Changes in account managers, if any, will be communicated to you in advance.

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What chemical assets are IHS Markit divesting to facilitate the merger?

To satisfy regulators, we are divesting two historical products covering commodity chemicals: Market Advisory Services and World Analysis services. We are also divesting the IHS Markit Circular Plastics Service and the pricing entities OPIS and PetroChemwire.

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As part of the divestment, will your expertise change?

Naturally, as part of the merger, we’ve had to adapt the way we work and the organizational structure of our existing analysts. As we continue to increase coverage and invest in the entire chemical spectrum, our teams will grow with even more industry experts.

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For those products and experts that are being divested, are you maintaining relationships?

Yes. To ensure maximum value of those products, we will be maintaining relationships with divested products and experts. For the next 24 months, we will maintain full integration of our energy and feedstocks forecasts.

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How will the merger affect my business in the long term?

As S&P Global Platts and IHS Markit unite to form S&P Global Commodity Insights, we’ll help you power the markets of the future. Together we’re providing companies like yours with highly relevant information, expert analysis, and workflow solutions, all so you can advance your competitive edge.

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Will there be any changes to the management structure?

Mark Eramo will lead the Fuels, Chemicals, and Resources Solutions business line at S&P Global Commodity Insights. Within this business line our research teams will cover crude and refined oil markets, midstream (NGL and LPG), downstream, chemicals, agriculture, shipping and metals.

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