S&P Global Platts recommends a one-time differential of minus $3.50/b for FOB Indonesia LSWR (AAUGR00) and plus $1.00/b for FOB Indonesia LSWR Mixed/Cracked (PPAPU00) to Platts FOB Singapore Marine Fuel 0.5% (AMFSA00) that may be used in amending LSWR contracts which settle against Platts LSWR assessments after April 1, 2019. Platts will discontinue publication of both LSWR assessments from April 1, 2019, and the one-time differentials reflect Platts' view of the difference in value in the spot market between FOB Indonesia LSWR and FOB Indonesia LSWR Mixed/Cracked relative to FOB Singapore Marine Fuel 0.5%. Platts announced its decision to discontinue the two LSWR assessments from April 1, 2019, in a subscriber note published August 30, 2018:
Platts FOB Singapore Marine Fuel 0.5% assessment is published in US dollar per metric tons ($/mt). The assessment currently reflects a metric ton-to-barrel conversion factor of 6.35. Platts published FOB Indonesia LSWR and FOB Indonesia LSWR Mixed/Cracked assessments in $/b, reflecting conversion factors of 6.50 and 6.80, respectively. Please send all comments, feedback and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. For written comments, please provide a clear indication if they are not intended for publication by Platts for public viewing. Platts will consider all comments received and will make those not marked as confidential available upon request.