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Gasoline Euro-bob Oxy NWE Barges (Argus) Crack Spread BALMO Futures Contract Specs

Contract Unit 1,000 barrels
Price Quotation U.S. dollars and cents per barrel
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)
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)
Minimum Price Fluctuation $0.001 per barrel
Product Code CME Globex: A7I
CME ClearPort: 7I
Open Outcry: 7I
Clearing: 7I
Listed Contracts 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 between the high and low quotations from the Argus Media for Gasoline Euro-bob Oxy NWE Barges minus the Brent Crude Oil (ICE) Futures contract first nearby settlement price from the selected start date through the end of the month (using Non-common pricing), except for (A) below. For purposes of determining the Floating Price, the Argus Media gasoline assessment price will be converted each day to U.S. dollars and cents per barrel, rounded to the nearest cent. The conversion factor will be 8.33 barrels per metric ton.

(A) The settlement prices of the 1st nearby contract month will be used except on the last day of trading for the expiring Brent Crude Oil Futures contract when the settlement prices of the 2nd nearby contract will be used.
Termination Of Trading Trading ceases on the last business day of the contract month.
Position Limits NYMEX Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook NYMEX 733
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