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Ethanol Futures Contract Specs

Product Code Ticker: EH
Clearing: EH
Contract Size 29,000 gallons (approximately one railcar)
Deliverable Grades Denatured Fuel Ethanol ASTM D4806 + California Standards
Tick Size
(minimum fluctuation)
$0.001 per gallon ($1.827 to $1.828 = $29.00 per contract)
Contract Months CME Globex: 36 consecutive months
CME ClearPort: 36 consecutive months
Trading Venue CME Globex, CME ClearPort
Trading Hours
(All times are listed in Central Time)
CME Globex Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. New York time/ET (5:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 45-minute break each day beginning at 5:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. CT)
CME ClearPort Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. New York time/ET (5:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 45-minute break each day beginning at 5:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. CT)
Daily Price Limits
(maximum fluctuation)
$0.30 per gallon ($8,700 per contract) above or below the previous day's settlement price.
No limit in the spot month (limits are lifted beginning on first position day).
Settlement Procedure Daily Ethanol Settlement Procedure (PDF)
Final Ethanol Settlement Procedure (PDF)
Final Settlement Procedure Physical delivery
Last Trading Date (LTD) The third business day of the delivery month
Last Delivery Date The second business day following the LTD of the delivery month
Rulebook Chapter 16
Exchange Rule These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CME.