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1% Fuel Oil Cargoes FOB NWE (Platts) vs. 3.5% Fuel Oil Barges FOB Rdam (Platts) BALMO Futures Contract Specs

Product Symbol 88
Venue CME Globex, CME ClearPort and 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)
CME ClearPort: 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 1,000 metric tons
Price Quotation U.S. dollars and cents per metric ton
Minimum Fluctuation $0.001 per metric ton
Floating Price The Floating Price for each contract month is equal to the arithmetic average of the mid-point of the high and low quotations from the Platts European Marketscan for 1% Fuel Oil under the heading "Cargoes FOB NWE" minus the mid-point of the high and low quotations from Platts European Marketscan for 3.5% Fuel Oil under the heading "Barges FOB Rotterdam" for each business day during the contract month (using Non-common pricing).
Termination of Trading Trading shall cease on the last business day of the contract month.
Listed Contracts One month and the following month for 10 business days prior to the start of the contract month.
Settlement Type Financial
Position Limits NYMEX Position Limits
Rulebook Chapter 663
Exchange Rule These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of NYMEX.