Kerosene futures were first listed on TOCOM on July, 5th 1999 and market participants include commercial oil companies, investment and commodity index funds, professional traders as well as retail speculators. Kerosene futures are popular with traders due to a fairly high level of price volatility. TOCOM kerosene futures are a physically deliverable contract at exchange approved delivery points in Japan such as refineries and storage tanks in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Chiba. The contract standard is JIS K2203 Grade 1 kerosene. The contract unit is 50 kiloliters (13,210 gallons) and the deliverable unit is 100 kiloliters (2 contracts). As for all TOCOM commodity futures products, kerosene futures contracts are continuously traded on an electronic platform. The kerosene contract months are offered for six consecutive months and the price fluctuation is 10 yen per tick.
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