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Calendar for FOB ARA ULSD Barges summer-to-intermediate transition

Effective Sept. 1, S&P Global Platts will start reflecting German intermediate specification for ultra low sulfur diesel on a pro-rated basis in its FOB Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) barge ULSD assessment (Code: AAJUS00).

The following calendar applies:

Summer to intermediate transition

Sept. 1: First day reflecting intermediate grade in the assessment

Sept. 4: First full five-day period reflecting intermediate grade

Sept. 7: Last full five-day period reflecting summer grade

Sept. 9: Last day summer grade is reflected in assessment

Sept. 10: Intermediate grade fully reflected

A spreadsheet detailing the changes is available on request.

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