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Light Crude Oil Futures

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Light crude oil futures trading, dates back to the 1970's. Energy markets are relatively new compared to the more established commodities market. These took birth mainly to control the intrinsic volatile nature of the commodities market, and risk management. In addition, light crude oil futures trading is comparatively like apples to apples, to its predecessors that exist in the commodities market, they all rely on supply and demand.

Futures Contract Price Change
Light Sweet Crude Oil Futures
CLK19 / May 19 / NYMEX
62.18 +0.59

Light Crude Oil Futures Prices — Historical Chart


Light Crude Oil Futures Trading Chart updated July 23rd, 2019
Disclaimer: This material is of opinion only and does not guarantee any profits. These are risky markets and only risk capital should be used. Past performances are not necessarily indicative of future results.

Light Crude Oil Futures Contract Specifications

Product Symbol CL
Contract Size 1,000 barrels
Price Quotation U.S. Dollars and Cents per barrel
Venue CME Globex, CME ClearPort, Open Outcry (New York)
CME Globex Hours (EST) Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. New York time/ET (5:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 45-minute break each day beginning at 5:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. CT)
CME ClearPort Hours (EST) Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (5:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 45-minute break each day beginning at 5:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. CT)
Open Outcry Hours (EST) Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (8:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT)
Minimum Fluctuation $0.01 per barrel
Termination of Trading Trading in the current delivery month shall cease on the third business day prior to the twenty-fifth calendar day of the month preceding the delivery month. If the twenty-fifth calendar day of the month is a non-business day, trading shall cease on the third business day prior to the last business day preceding the twenty-fifth calendar day. In the event that the official Exchange holiday schedule changes subsequent to the listing of a Crude Oil futures, the originally listed expiration date shall remain in effect. In the event that the originally listed expiration day is declared a holiday, expiration will move to the business day immediately prior.
Listed Contracts Crude oil futures are listed nine years forward using the following listing schedule: consecutive months are listed for the current year and the next five years; in addition, the June and December contract months are listed beyond the sixth year. Additional months will be added on an annual basis after the December contract expires, so that an additional June and December contract would be added nine years forward, and the consecutive months in the sixth calendar year will be filled in. Additionally, trading can be executed at an average differential to the previous day's settlement prices for periods of two to 30 consecutive months in a single transaction. These calendar strips are executed during open outcry trading hours.
Settlement Type Physical
Delivery

(A) Delivery shall be made F.O.B. at any pipeline or storage facility in Cushing, Oklahoma with pipeline access to TEPPCO, Cushing storage or Equilon Pipeline Company LLC Cushing storage. Delivery shall be made in accordance with all applicable Federal executive orders and all applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations. For the purposes of this Rule, the term F.O.B. shall mean a delivery in which the seller: provides light "sweet" crude oil to the point of connection between seller's incoming and buyer's outgoing pipeline or storage facility which is free of all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, fees and other charges; in the event of the buyer's election to take delivery by interfacility transfer ("pumpover") to either TEPPCO, Cushing or Equilon Pipeline Company LLC, Cushing, from seller's delivery facility, bears the lesser of the pumpover charge applicable for pumpover from seller's delivery facility to TEPPCO or Equilon Pipeline Company LLC; retains title to and bears the risk of loss for the product to the point of connection between the buyer's outgoing and the seller's incoming pipeline or storage facility.

(B) At buyer's option, such delivery shall be made by any of the following methods:

By interfacility transfer ("pumpover") into a designated pipeline or storage facility with access to seller's incoming pipeline or storage facility.

By in-tank transfer of title to the buyer without physical movement of product; if the facility used by the seller allows such transfer, or by in-line transfer or book-out if the seller agrees to such transfer.

(C) All deliveries made in accordance with these rules shall be final and there shall be no appeal.

(D) Any seller delivering less than 5 contracts for one customer shall deliver out of storage at the Equilon Pipeline Company LLC facilities, unless the buyer and seller mutually agree to exempt the seller from this requirement.

The seller shall provide preliminary confirmation of title transfer at the time of delivery by telex or other appropriate form of documentation.

Delivery Period

(A) Delivery shall take place no earlier than the first calendar day of the delivery month and no later than the last calendar day of the delivery month.

(B) It is the short's obligation to ensure that its crude oil receipts, including each specific foreign crude oil stream, if applicable, are available to begin flowing ratably in Cushing, Oklahoma by the first day of the delivery month, in accord with generally accepted pipeline scheduling practices.

(C) Transfer of title-The seller shall give the buyer pipeline ticket, any other quantitative certificates and all appropriate documents upon receipt of payment.

The seller shall provide preliminary confirmation of title transfer at the time of delivery by telex or other appropriate form of documentation.

Grade and Quality Specifications Please see rulebook chapter 200
Exchange Rule These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of NYMEX.

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