On April 25, 2016, Platts launches new assessments reflecting the value of Japanese domestic oil product waterborne deliveries across three locations.
The new assessments include RON 89 gasoline, Gasoil 10 ppm, Kerosene, High Sulfur A-Fuel Oil and Low Sulfur A-Fuel Oil. All fuels will be assessed at three locations initially: FOB Tokyo Bay, FOB Chukyo and FOB Hanshin.
The new assessments reflect oil products conforming to the latest Japan Industrial Standard specifications, as published by the Japanese Industrial Standard Committee at www.jisc.go.jp/app/JPS/JPSO0020.html, except where otherwise noted. The assessments will reflect the following standards and sizes:
Assessment Parcel Size (kiloliters) JIS Specification
Gasoline RON 89 1,000-2,000 JIS K 2202
Gasoil 10 ppm sulfur max 1,000-2,000 JIS K 2204
Kerosene 1,000-2,000 JIS K 2203
Low Sulfur A-Fuel Oil 1,000-2,000 JIS K 2205 (Class 1 No.1)*
High Sulfur A-Fuel Oil 1,000-2,000 JIS K 2205 (Class 1 No.2)**
*Platts assessment for Low Sulfur A-Fuel Oil will reflect a sulfur level of maximum 0.1%.
**Platts assessment for High Sulfur A-Fuel Oil will reflect a sulfur level of maximum 1.0%.
These assessments will follow Platts Market on Close price assessment principles, reflecting a timestamp of 15:30 Tokyo time. Platts will give priority in the assessments to fully transparent published bids, offers and transactions.
Platts assessments will be published in Yen/kl, and will follow the Platts Tokyo publishing schedule, which reflects Japan’s national holidays as well as global market holidays.
These new assessments will be published in Platts Global Alert, Platts Japan Oil Products website and in the Platts price database.
Data Sources: Platts | Effective Date: April 25, 2016