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LLS (Argus) vs. WTI Balmo Futures Contract Specs

Contract Unit 1,000 barrels
Price Quotation U.S. dollars and cents per barrel
Trading Hours Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 5:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. CT)
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.01 per barrel = $10.00
Product Code CME Globex: LWB
CME ClearPort: LWB
Clearing: LWB
Listed Contracts Monthly BALMO contracts listed for the current month and the following month listed 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 the balance-of-month arithmetic average of the LLS (1st month) differential weighted average (Diff wtd avg) price from Argus Media, which is based on the weighted average floating price of LLS minus the “WTI Formula Basis” price from Argus Media, from the selected start date through the end of the contract month, inclusive.
Termination Of Trading Trading terminates on the last business day of the contract month.
Position Limits NYMEX Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook NYMEX 315
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing