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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 7:30 am

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TO BUSINESS, AND RADIO-TELEVISION EDITORS:

Platts Energy Week TV to Begin Airing Sundays in Oil-Rich Oklahoma

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts, a leading global

provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture

information, announces its Platts Energy Week TV program will begin

airing in one of the top energy-producing states in the U.S. Sunday

with its debut on Oklahoma's statewide public broadcasting service

(PBS) network.

OETA The Oklahoma Network will become the 17th PBS market to carry

Platts Energy Week, joining TV stations in other key energy-producing

states including Alaska, California, Montana, South Dakota and Texas.

The all-energy news and analysis program will air Sundays at 8 p.m.

Central Time on OETA OKLA. (At this link find the full listing of

participating PBS stations.)

Platts Energy Week, an independent, objective voice on energy issues,

aims to complement the educational programming of OETA and its sister

PBS channels by providing must-watch programing for households,

businesses and local and state governments.

By way of introduction to the new audience, Platts Energy Week Host

Bill Loveless will interview Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and

Environment Michael Teague on the outlook for the state's oil, natural

gas and renewable energy development. Discussion will include ongoing

concerns of seismic activity and the increased drilling of shale oil

and natural gas wells. The state's increased number of earthquakes is

being linked to drillers' practice of injecting into the ground

wastewater from hydraulically fractured, or fracked, wells.

"We're pleased to mark the show's debut in this important energy hub

with insights on a hot-button industry issue - fracking - from

Oklahoma's top energy official," said Bill Loveless, veteran energy

journalist. "Our discussion of shale oil and gas production and

renewables reflects what's currently fueling the energy dialogue not

only locally but nationally."

U.S. Energy Infrastructure Series Continues Sunday with Natural Gas

Outlook

Sunday's show will also feature a look at the infrastructure

considerations for natural gas. The segment is the third installment

of the biweekly series "Energy Infrastructure:  Reconnecting America,"

which explores the outlook for U.S. energy delivery systems by

commodity and concludes with a look at coal on July 27.  Previous

segments examined the effects of abundant North American energy

supplies on U.S. oil infrastructure on June 15 and the reach of the

U.S. electric power grid on June 29.

Visit www.plattstv.com for more information and to view the series and

weekly programs in full.

Platts Energy Week TV debuted in March 2010 on CBS affiliate WUSA9 in

greater Washington, D.C., as an energy-focused program co-produced by

Platts and Channel 9, units of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) and

Gannett Company Inc. (NYSE: GCI), respectively. The program since then

has drawn interest and guests from government and industry, both

domestic and international, and has been quoted by USA TODAY, The

Washington Post, C-SPAN, The Hill and others. It is hosted by Platts

Editorial Director Bill Loveless and features Senior Correspondent

Chris Newkumet, each with 30 years of energy journalism experience.

Platts Energy Week is part of WUSA9 TV's Sunday Power Block lineup of

respected news and information programming, including CBS Sunday

Morning, Face the Nation, and The McLaughlin Group. While the program

is U.S.-focused, it also reflects global vantage points from Platts

correspondents in such cities as London, Dubai, Singapore, Tokyo and

Moscow.

Guest booking and related program inquiries should be addressed to

this email: plattsenergyweektv@platts.com. Additional information

about Platts and the energy sector can be found at www.platts.com.

OETA, with studios in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, is headquartered in

Oklahoma City and transmits statewide, even reaching into surrounding

states. For more information on OETA's programming and TV schedule

visit its website: www.oeta.tv.

About Platts: Founded in 1909, Platts is a leading global provider of

energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information and a

premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures

markets. Platts' news, pricing, analytics, commentary and conferences

help customers make better-informed trading and business decisions and

help the markets operate with greater transparency and efficiency.

Customers in more than 180 countries benefit from Platts' coverage of

the biofuels, carbon emissions, coal, electricity, oil, natural gas,

metals, nuclear power, petrochemical, shipping and sugar markets. A

division of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), Platts is based in

London with approximately 900 employees in more than 15 offices

worldwide. Additional information is available at www.platts.com.

About McGraw Hill Financial: McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), a

financial intelligence company, is a leader in credit ratings,

benchmarks and analytics for the global capital and commodity markets.

Iconic 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. The Company has approximately 17,000 employees in 29

countries. Additional information is available at www.mhfi.com.

CONTACT Kathleen Tanzy

212-904-2860

Kathleen.tanzy@platts.com

SOURCE Platts

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/Web Site: http://www.platts.com

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