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European FOB Rdam Marine Fuel 0.5% (Platts) vs. European 3.5% FOB Barges (Platts) BALMO Futures Contract Specs

Contract Unit 1,000 metric tons
Price Quotation U.S. dollars and cents per metric ton
Trading Hours Sunday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. ET)
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.001 per metric ton = $1.00
Product Code CME Globex: R5E
CME ClearPort: R5E
Clearing: R5E
Listed Contracts Monthly BALMO contracts listed for 3 consecutive months.  BALMO contracts which would have a start date within the final 5 business days of a contract month are not listed.
Settlement Method Financially Settled
Floating Price The Floating Price for each contract month is equal to the balance of month arithmetic average of the mid-point of the $/mt quotations from the Platts European Marketscan for "Marine Fuel 0.5% Barge" under the heading "Barges FOB Rotterdam” minus "3.5% Fuel Oil" under the heading "Barges FOB Rotterdam" for each business day during the contract month.

The Floating Price is calculated using the non-common pricing convention. In calculating the spread differential, the balance of month average for each component leg of the spread shall be calculated by using all days on which the prices are published in the month (from the selected start date through the end of the contract month, inclusive) for each component leg of the spread, followed by the calculation of the spread differential between the two averages.
Termination Of Trading Trading terminates on the last business day of the contract month.
Position Limits NYMEX Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook NYMEX 1435
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
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