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WTI Options Liquidity During Non-U.S. Hours


  • WTI Options (LO) traded 85% electronically in September 2019
  • 15% of total electronic LO volume has been executed during non-US hours YTD in 2019

New Expiration Rules for Brent Options


Brent Crude Oil options (BZO) will be auto-exercised with no contrary instructions allowed beginning with the March 2020 contract expiration on NYMEX. The new options expirations rules allow a simpler and more transparent expiration process for traders hedging the volatile crude oil market.

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Clearing CME Globex Floor CME ClearPort Product Name Subgroup Exchange Volume Open Interest
LN LNE - LN Natural Gas Option (European) Natural Gas NYMEX 122,047 1,991,500
LO LO - LO Crude Oil Option Crude Oil NYMEX 76,151 2,143,976
G4 G4X - G4 Natural Gas (Henry Hub) Last-day Financial 1 Month Spread Option Natural Gas NYMEX 8,350 160,325
ON ON - ON Natural Gas Option (American) Natural Gas NYMEX 4,966 116,909
BZO BZO - BZO Brent Crude Oil Futures-Style Margin Option Crude Oil NYMEX 2,621 198,274
LC LCE - LC Light Sweet Crude Oil European Financial Option Crude Oil NYMEX 2,400 49,482
LO4 LO4 - LO4 Crude Oil Weekly Option Wk 4 Crude Oil NYMEX 1,909 3,800
WA WAY - WA WTI Crude Oil 1 Month Calendar Spread Option Crude Oil NYMEX 1,100 538,130
PJ APJ - PJ San Juan Natural Gas (Platts IFERC) Pipe Option Natural Gas NYMEX 910 3,880
LO3 LO3 - LO3 Crude Oil Weekly Option Wk 3 Crude Oil NYMEX 659 0
Trade Date: 18 Oct 2019 | PRELIMINARY

Note: Volume and Open Interest data is from the previous trade date. Preliminary data updates at approximately 9:00 p.m. CT and the final update is at 10:00 a.m. CT next business day.

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