Dave Ernsberger

S&P Global

Global Head of Pricing & Market Insight, S&P Global Platts

Dave Ernsberger is Head of Market Reporting & Trading Solutions at S&P Global Commodity Insights. Based in London, he is responsible for overseeing Platts commodity benchmarks, news reporting, and exchange relationships from well-established markets like oil, gas and metals through to emerging market environments like carbon, hydrogen and recycled materials. Dave has served in a variety of roles at Platts, including Head of Content; Editorial Director of Oil Markets; Editorial Director for Asia (based in Singapore), and Houston Bureau Chief. He joined Platts in 1996 as a metals reporter in London, and launched coverage of Europe’s then-deregulating gas and electricity markets in 1999. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., Dave has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and politics from Warwick University, England, and a master's degree in international relations from Southampton University, England.

Sessions With Dave Ernsberger

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 11:30am - 12:15pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 05:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 06:15 pm

    S&P Global | Innovating to Keep Crude Oil Benchmarks Strong: A discussion of Brent, WTI, Dubai & Murban


    As bellwethers for one of the world’s most critical raw materials, crude oil benchmarks must constantly innovate and evolve to reflect how the markets evolve around them – often in unpredictable ways. Two of the world’s most important crude benchmarks, Brent and Dubai, lie at the crossroads of how the markets measure supply, demand, arbitrage and shifts in market need. In this session we will discuss why crude benchmarks must constantly reinvent themselves this way, through a discussion of the introduction of Murban crude oil to Dubai and the planned introduction of WTI Midland into Brent.

Wednesday, 9 March