News Release

CME Group Energy Complex Reaches All-Time Daily High of 4.5 Million Contracts

Thu Dec 01 2016

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, experienced a record high in single-day Energy complex volume with 4,510,408 combined futures and options contracts traded on November 30, 2016, breaking the previous record of 3,932,201 contracts set on February 11, 2016.

CME Group offers the world's deepest and most-liquid crude oil futures and options to customers seeking to hedge volatile crude oil prices. WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil futures and options achieved multiple records yesterday surrounding OPEC's decision to cut crude oil production, further underscoring its connection to the global crude oil marketplace:

  • WTI futures volume reached 2,530,530, surpassing the prior record of 1,861,909 set on November 9, 2016
  • WTI futures open interest attained a record 2,074,018 contracts, exceeding the previous record of 2,070,055 contracts set on November 11, 2016
  • WTI options volume achieved a record 579,935 contracts versus the previous record of 460,742 on November 29, 2016
  • Reached record 374,989 WTI electronic options traded, beating the former record on 334,145 set one day earlier on November 29, 2016

CME Group's Energy contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX.

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