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East-West Fuel Oil Spread (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)
Open Outcry: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. New York time/ET (8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Chicago Time/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: EWB
CME ClearPort: EWB
Open Outcry: EWB
Clearing: EWB
Listed Contracts Current month and the next two months
Settlement Method Financially Settled
Floating Price The Floating Price for each contract month is the balance-of-month arithmetic average of the mid-point between the high and low quotations from Platts Asia-Pacific Marketscan for Singapore 180cst Residual (Waterborne Cargo) price minus the arithmetic average of the high and low quotations from the Platts European Marketscan for 3.5% Fuel Oil under the heading "Barges FOB Rotterdam" price starting from the selected start date through the end of the contract month, inclusive, except as set forth below.

The Floating Price is calculated using the non-common pricing convention. In calculating the spread differential, the monthly average for each component leg of the spread shall be calculated by using all trading days in the month for each component leg of the spread, followed by the calculation of the spread differential between the two averages.
Termination Of Trading Trading shall cease on the last business day of the contract month.
Position Limits NYMEX Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook NYMEX 1082
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