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E-mini Natural Gas Futures Contract Specs

Code QG
Venue CME Globex, Open Outcry (New York)
Hours
(All Times are New York Time/ET)
CME Globex: Sunday – Friday 6:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (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)
Open Outcry: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (8:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT)
Contract Unit 2,500 million British thermal units (mmBtu).
Pricing Quotation U.S. dollars and cents per mmBtu.
Minimum Price Increment $0.005 per MMBtu
Maximum Daily Price Fluctuation Trading halts and price limits for this contract are subject to the provisions governing Special Price Fluctuation Limits for Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures set forth in Chapter 220.
Floating Price The Floating Price for each contract month will be equal to the NYMEX (Henry Hub) Natural Gas Futures contract final settlement price for the corresponding contract month on the last trading day for that contract month.
Termination of Trading Trading shall cease on the business day immediately preceding the last day of trading in the current delivery month of the Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures contract.
Listed Contracts The listed months will include the remaining months in the current year and the next five (5) years. A new calendar year will be added following the termination of trading in the December contract of the current year.
Settlement Type Financial
Settlement Procedure Daily NYMEX E-Mini Natural Gas Futures Settlement Procedure (PDF)
Final NYMEX E-Mini Natural Gas Futures Settlement Procedure (PDF)
Final Settlement Delivery under the E-mini Natural Gas Futures contract shall be by cash settlement. Final settlement,
following termination of trading for a contract month, will be based on the Floating Price. The final settlement
price will be the Floating Price calculated for each contract month.
Position Limts NYMEX Position Limits
Rulebook Chapter 402
Exchange Rule These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of NYMEX.