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Gulf Coast HSFO (Platts) vs. European 3.5% Fuel Oil Barges FOB Rdam (Platts) Futures Contract Specs

Contract Unit 1,000 U.S. 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 0.001 per barrel = $1.00
Product Code CME Globex: GCU
CME ClearPort: GCU
Clearing: GCU
Listed Contracts Monthly contracts listed for 36 consecutive months
Settlement Method Financially Settled
Floating Price The Floating Price for each contract month is equal to the arithmetic average of the high and low quotations from Platts Oilgram Price Report for Gulf Coast HSFO minus the high and low quotations from Platts European Marketscan for 3.5% Fuel Oil under the heading "Barges FOB Rotterdam" assessment price for each business day during the contract month (using non-common pricing).

For purposes of determining the Floating Price, the Platts Fuel Oil assessment price is converted each day to U.S. dollars and cents per barrel, rounded to the nearest cent. The conversion factor is 6.35 barrels per metric ton.
Termination Of Trading Trading terminates on the last London business day of the contract month.
Position Limits NYMEX Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook NYMEX 425
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing