NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Platts, a leading global provider of energy and metals information and a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MHP), today completed, for an undisclosed cash sum, its acquisition of BENTEK Energy, LLC, a privately held energy market analytics company headquartered in Evergreen, Colorado. The acquisition was first announced on December 14, 2010. Bentek, which provides analytics and information services to a blue-chip customer base in North America, is widely recognized as the industry leader in natural gas market fundamental analysis. Bentek will continue to operate under its current name with its current management.

BENTEK, founded in 1985, offers a comprehensive portfolio of data, information and analytics products in the natural gas and liquids sector. Its customers include the majority of the top firms in the energy industry, including independent producers, pipeline companies, and utilities, as well as industry regulators, financial institutions, and the largest energy hedge funds. In addition to its subscription-based products, Bentek provides consulting services related to its data analysis services and hosts Benposium, a major natural gas conference on energy market trends and dynamics that attracts hundreds of industry executives, analysts, traders and investors. The company has 100 employees based in its headquarters outside Denver.  Source: The McGraw-Hill Companies