Thermal and Coking Coal
 

Coal — Futures, Options and OTC Clearing

In 2001 NYMEX, now a part of CME Group, began offering North American coal with the launch of Central Appalachian Coal futures. Since then, CME Group has taken coal risk management global, offering a comprehensive product slate of both thermal and coking coal covering the US, Atlantic and Pacific regions.

Using straight-through processing technology for CME ClearPort transactions, CME Group continues to work with the coal market to provide complete solutions for producers, consumers and traders worldwide.

Coal is fundamental in the generation of electricity and is essential for steel and cement production. With abundant global reserves, it will remain an important component of the bulk commodity complex.

 

Key Service Features

  • Comprehensive slate of products
  • Trade execution in the OTC market with clearing through CME ClearPort
  • Straight-through-processing capability from broker screens
  • 24-hour access to CME ClearPort from around the globe with more than 17,000 registered users
  • Competitive fee schedule
  • $8 billion CME Clearing financial safeguards package and more than 100 years of experience in clearing, settlement and risk management
 

 

Featured Product Resources

Coal Product Slate

Thermal Coal Products

Global
MTF Coal (API 2) cif ARA (Argus/McCloskey) Futures
MTO Coal (API 2) cif ARA (Argus/McCloskey) Options
CQA Coal (API 2) cif ARA (Argus/McCloskey) Options on Quarterly Futures Strip
CLA Coal (API 2) cif ARA (Argus/McCloskey) Options on Calendar Futures Strip
MFF Coal (API 4) fob Richards Bay (Argus/McCloskey) Futures
MFO Coal (API 4) fob Richards Bay (Argus/McCloskey) Options
RQA Coal (API 4) fob Richards Bay (Argus/McCloskey) Options on Quarterly Futures Strip
RLA Coal (API 4) fob Richards Bay (Argus/McCloskey) Options on Calendar Futures Strip
ACM Coal (API 5) fob Newcastle (Argus/McCloskey) Futures
NCL Coal (API 6) fob Newcastle (Argus/McCloskey) Futures
SSI Coal (API 8) cfr South China (Argus/McCloskey) Futures
MCC Indonesian Coal (McCloskey sub-bituminous) Futures
MC6 Indonesian Coal (McCloskey sub-bituminous 6,000 kcal basis) Futures

US Domestic
QL Central Appalachian Coal Futures
C1 Central Appalachian Coal Options
6K Central Appalachian Coal Options on Quarterly Futures Strip Options
6M Central Appalachian Coal Options on Calendar Futures Strip Options
QP Powder River Basin Coal (Platts OTC Broker Index) Futures
QX CSX Coal (Platts OTC Broker Index) Futures
RPF Powder River Basin Coal (Platts OTC Broker Index) Options on Quarterly Futures Strip Options
CPF CSX Coal (Platts OTC Broker Index) Options on Quarterly Futures Strip Options

Coking Coal Products

ALW Australian Coking Coal (Platts) Low Vol Futures
ACR Australian Coking Coal (Argus) Low Vol Futures
ACL Australian Coking Coal (Platts) Futures

Learn more about our Coking Coal and related Ferrous products.

 
 
 

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