NYMEX

The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) is a commodity futures exchange, located in New York City, owned and operated by the CME Group. The NYMEX is the centre of energy commodity derivatives trading in the US, and is home to some of the world’s largest and most liquid energy futures contracts, notably the US benchmark WTI Crude Oil Futures, and Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures.

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Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Trading Hours: 18:00 - 16:15 ET (22 hours 15 minutes) Sunday to Friday

Holiday Calendar

Contract Specifications

Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the expiration dates of the different contracts: Contract Lookup

1. Crude Oil futures: contract size / BP = Price * $1,000 * number of contracts

2. Natural Gas futures: contract size / BP = Price * $10,000 * number of contracts

3. NY Harbor ULSD futures: contract size / BP = Price * $42,000 * number of contracts

4. RBOB Gasoline futures: contract size / BP = Price * $42,000 * number of contracts

Order Types

  • Limit Buy/Sell→ShortSell (Day)

  • Market Buy/Sell→ShortSell (Day)

Basic Market Rules

  • Lot Size: 1 contract.

  • See the Contract Lookup page for tick sizes and values.

For more information, see the NYMEX Rulebook page.

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