Hi Silverbear, meant to reply to you last week but got sidetracked. The one thing you can say about Platts is that they are very consistant...consistantly wrong that is, lol. Still, they can have an effect on report day because they contribute to expectations, so any deviation on the report usually does result in a reaction in crude prices for a day or two. Other than that small timeframe, the charts appear to be the best guide for trading, as usual. Best regards.