Low Sulfur Fuel Oil Futures Contract of the Shanghai International Energy Exchange

The delivery unit of low sulfur fuel oil futures contract is 10 metric tons. The delivery quantity shall be integral multiple(s) of the delivery unit.

Low sulfur marine fuel oil to be delivered shall meet the quality standards for low sulfur marine fuel oil set by the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (the “Exchange”). “Low sulfur marine fuel oil” refers to homogeneous hydrocarbon mixtures extracted from petroleum, with certain amount of additives permitted for performance and characteristics gains. Low sulfur marine fuel oil shall not contain any inorganic acid and used lubricating oil, nor any substance that may cause abnormal operations of ships, nor any artificially added additive or chemical waste that may endanger ship safety, adversely affect machine’s performance, or be harmful or increase air pollutions.


Low Sulfur Fuel Oil

Contract Size

10 metric tons/lot

Price Quotation

(RMB) Yuan/metric ton (no tax or duty included in the quotation)

Minimum Price Fluctuation

1 Yuan/metric ton

Daily Price Limits

±5% from the settlement price of the previous trading day

Delivery Months

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December

Trading Hours

9:00-11:30 a.m., 1:30-3:00 p.m. (Beijing Time), and other trading hours as prescribed by the Exchange

Last Trading Day

The last trading day of the month prior to the delivery month (postponed accordingly if it is a national holiday or weekend; the Shanghai International Energy Exchange is entitled to adjust the last trading day in accordance with the national holidays or weekends.)

Delivery Period

Five (5) consecutive trading days after the last trading day

Grades and Quality Specifications

Low sulfur marine fuel oil, refer to Appendix for detailed quality standards

Delivery Venues

Delivery Storage Facilities designated by the Shanghai International Energy Exchange

Minimum Trading Margin

8% of contract value

Settlement Type

Physical delivery

Product Symbol


Listing Exchange

Shanghai International Energy Exchange