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3.5% Fuel Oil CIF MED (Platts) BALMO Futures Contract Specs

Contract Unit 1,000 metric tons
Price Quotation U.S. dollars and cents per metric ton
Trading Hours 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)
Minimum Price Fluctuation $0.001 per metric ton
Product Code CME Globex: 8D
CME ClearPort: 8D
Clearing: 8D
Listed Contracts CME Globex: 1 month
CME ClearPort: One month and the following month for 10 business days prior to the start of the contract month
DEFAULT One month and the following month for 10 business days prior to the start of the contract month
Settlement Method Financially Settled
Floating Price The Floating Price for each contract month is equal to the balance-of-month arithmetic average of the mid-point of the high and low quotations from the Platts European Marketscan for 3.5% Fuel Oil under the heading “ Cargoes CIF Med Basis Genoa/Lavera ” for each business day that it is determined during the contract month, starting from the selected start date through the end of the contract month, inclusive.
Termination Of Trading Trading shall cease on the last business day of the contract month.
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Exchange Rulebook NYMEX 472
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