Crude Diff - Argus WTI Midland vs WTI 1st Line Option31687076

Description

The Argus WTI Midland vs WTI 1st Line Average Price Option is based on the underlying Argus WTI Midland vs WTI 1st Line Future (MLT) and will automatically exercise into the Argus WTI Midland vs WTI 1st Line Future (MLT) on the day of expiry of the options contract.

Market Specifications

Trading Screen Product Name
Crude Diff Futures
Trading Screen Hub Name
Argus WTI Mid/WTI 1st Line
Commodity Code
MLT
Contract Size
1,000 barrels
Unit of Trading
Any multiple of 1,000 barrels
Currency
US Dollars and cents
Trading Price Quotation
One cent ($0.01) per barrel
Settlement Price Quotation
One tenth of one cent ($0.001) per barrel
Minimum Price Fluctuation
One tenth of one cent ($0.001) per barrel
Last Trading Day
Last Trading Day of the contract month
Contract Series
Up to 60 consecutive months
Final Payment Date
Two Clearing House Business Days following the Last Trading Day
Option Style
Options are average priced and will be automatically exercised into the Argus WTI Midland vs WTI 1st Line Future on the expiry day if they are “in the money". The Future resulting from exercise immediately goes to cash settlement relieving market participants of the need to concern themselves with liquidation or exercise issues. If an option is "out of the money" it will expire automatically. It is not permitted to exercise the option on any other day or in any other circumstances than the Last Trading Day. No manual exercise is permitted.
Business Days
Publication days for Argus Crude
Linked Future
Yes
Option Premium / Daily Margin
The Argus WTI Midland vs WTI 1st Line Average Price Option is a premium-paid-upfront option. The traded premium will therefore be debited by the Clearing House from the Buyer and credited to the Seller on the morning of the Business Day following the day of trade. Members who are long premium-paid-upfront options will receive a Net Liquidating Value (NLV) credit to the value of the premium which is then used to offset the initial margin requirement flowing from both these options and positions in other energy contracts. Members who are short premium-paid-upfront options will receive an NLV debit in addition to their initial margin requirement. NLV is calculated daily with reference to the settlement price of the option.
Hedge Instrument
The delta hedge for the Argus WTI Midland vs WTI 1st Line Average Price Option is the Argus WTI Midland vs WTI 1st Line Future (MLT).
Expiry
19:30 London Time (14:30 EST).

Automatic exercise settings are pre-set to exercise contracts which are one minimum price fluctuation or more “in the money” with reference to the relevant reference price. Members cannot override automatic exercise settings or manually enter exercise instructions for this contract. The reference price will be a price in USD and cents per barrel equal to the average of the settlement prices of the Argus WTI Midland vs WTI 1st Line Future for the contract month. When exercised against, the Clearing House, at its discretion, selects sellers against which to exercise on a pro rata basis.
MIC Code
IFEU
Clearing Venues
ICEU
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Trading Hours

CityTradingPre-Open
New York7:50 PM - 6:00 PM*
19:50 - 18:00
7:40 PM
19:40
London12:50 AM - 11:00 PM*
00:50 - 23:00
12:40 AM
00:40
Singapore8:50 AM - 7:00 AM*
08:50 - 07:00
8:40 AM
08:40

*Next Day

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Sunday Pre-Open 5:40 PM ET; Closed on Saturday

Codes

Clearing Admin Name
Crude Diffs
Physical
MLT
Logical
MLT
GMI(FC)
R&N A.C.N.