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Western Canadian Select (WCS) Crude Oil Option Contract Specs

Contract Unit 1,000 barrels
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.01 per barrel = $10.00
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)
Product Code CME Globex: WCO
CME ClearPort: WCO
Clearing: WCO
Listed Contracts Monthly contracts listed for 24 consecutive months
Termination Of Trading Trading terminates 4 Canadian business day prior to the Notice of Shipments (NOS) date on the Enbridge Pipeline. The NOS date occurs on or about the 20th calendar day of the month prior to the contract month. Enbridge publishes the official NOS dates.
Position Limits NYMEX Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook NYMEX 1212
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing
Strike Price Listing Procedures Strike Price Listing and Exercise Procedures Table
Exercise Style American
Settlement Method Deliverable
Underlying Western Canadian Select (WCS) Crude Oil Futures