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October 2021 Release Notes FAQ

Intratec team will roll out changes in Intratec Databases - Commodity Price Database and Utility Cost Database - between October 29th and November 1st.

Basically, the main changes for Commodity Price Database subscribers are related to where they access some specific data, according to the industry. With this change, in many cases subscribers will actually gain access to more price data, for free.

The table below summarizes main changes, per industry.

Industry

Before

After

Petrochemicals

Prices of 76 Commodities in "Petrochemicals"

Prices of 85 Commodities in "Petrochemicals"

Plastics & Polymers

Prices of 32 Commodities in "Plastics & Polymers"

Prices of 32 Commodities in "Polymers & Recyclables”

Inorganic Chemicals

Prices of 40 Commodities in "Inorganic Chemicals"

Prices of 40 Commodities in "Inorganics"

Fertilizers & Food

 

Prices of 36 Commodities in "Fertilizers & Food"                  

Prices of 38 Commodities: 24 in "Fertilizers & Gases" ; 14 in "Nutrition & Renewables"

Oil, Gas & Derivatives        

 

 

Prices of 20 Commodities in "Oil, Gas & Derivatives"

 

 

Prices of 97 Commodities: 12 in Energy Price Monitor*; 85 in "Petrochemicals"

 (*) Energy Price Monitor is a new database

Utility Cost Database will be renamed to Water & Utility Cost Database, and there will be some changes related to where they access some specific data. But it is worth highlighting that subscribers won’t lose access to any data - they will actually get access to more data, at no additional cost!

Please check how the utilities were reorganized in the table below.

Before

After

Cost data of 11 utilities   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost/price data of 42 items, as follows:

- 6 utilities in Water & Utilities Cost Database*

- 12 energy commodities (including electricity) in Energy Price Monitor**

- 24 commodities (including Oxygen and Nitrogen) in the "Fertilizers & Gases" industry of Commodity Price Database

 

(*) Utilities Cost Database was renamed to Water & Utility Cost Database

(**) Energy Price Monitor is a new database

No! Rest assured that there will be no additional cost for subscribers, even the ones who got access to the new database and/or more industries.

When your subscription renews, you will continue to have access to all data just as you will have right after the change, with no raises in subscription fee. As long as your subscription remains active, your subscription fee will be kept the same.

With this change, a few commodities were reallocated into other industries…so you are not finding it probably because you were looking for it in the wrong industry. Please check how the commodities were reorganized into industries here.

With this change, cost data of a few utilities were reallocated into other databases…so you are not finding it probably because you were looking for it in the wrong database. Please check how the utilities were reorganized here.

In fact, with the reorganization of commodities in industries, we could not keep your selection of favorite commodities. We apologize for this inconvenience. But do not worry, you can quickly remark your favorite commodities just as you did previously.

This industry is no longer part of Commodity Price Database, but rest assured that you won’t lose access to any price data - you may even get access to more data, at no additional cost!

If your subscription to Commodity Price Database includes the industry “Oil, Gas & Derivatives”, you will be granted full access to the new database, Energy Price Monitor, and also access to Commodity Price Database (industry “Petrochemicals”).

In Energy Price Monitor, you can check prices of energy commodities in +30 countries. In Commodity Price Database you can check prices of 76 commodity petrochemicals.

This database was renamed to Water & Utility Cost Database. Also, there were changes related to where subscribers access some specific data, as you can see here.