Energy Futures Brochures

The materials on futures and options trading in commodities below are available FREE. Check the box below each item you would like to receive. Then fill out the order form. We will ship within 24 hours.

 

Energy Futures and Options

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Light, Sweet Crude Oil
Futures and Options
Heating Oil
Futures and Options
NY Harbor Unleaded Gasoline
Futures and Options
Natural Gas
Futures and Options

The New York Mercantile Exchange's light, sweet crude oil futures contract is the most liquid oil trading instrument available to the industry today. The contract is an effective hedging tool against price volatility. The brochure includes the futures and options contract specifications and introduces other hedging instruments to increase flexibility in managing the business risk. 

Today, a variety of companies, including  oil refiners, wholesale marketers, heating oil retailers, trucking companies, airlines, and marine transport operators, as well as other major fuel oil consumers, have embraced the heating oil futures contract as a risk management vehicle and pricing mechanism. The booklet includes the heating oil contract specifications, option basics and margin requirements.

Gasoline is the largest single volume refined petroleum product sold in the USA. The unleaded gasoline futures contract is of benefit to most sectors of the petroleum industry, availing them of the opportunity to protect their cast market positions from changes in market pricing. The booklet includes options information and  contract specifications.

 

The Natural Gas futures and options contracts play a significant role in the natural gas market evolution in the recent years after the market deregulation. The booklet presents the natural gas fundamentals, different types of hedging strategies, delivery specifics, options on natural gas, market info and contract specifications.

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A Guide to Energy Hedging Propane Futures Risk Management with
Natural Gas Futures and Options

The energy futures contracts are designed to meet the needs of the modern energy industry by encompassing the standards and practices of a broad cross-section of the trade. Hedging allows a market participant to lock in prices and margins in advance and reduce the potential for unanticipated loss. This booklet presents explanations and examples of energy hedging strategies, spread trades, option strategies and other considerations in energy trading.

Propane fulfills an important role in the US energy profile, serving the residential and commercial markets and as a chemical feedstock. Propane futures contract is the only instrument for directly managing price risk in the liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) market. As other contracts of the futures energy complex, it offers unsurpassed liquidity, price transparency, and an absence of counterparty credit risk.

U.S. natural gas markets have undergone a remarkable transformation in the two decades following the deregulation in 1978. The booklet provides valuable information to assist in risk management with natural gas futures and option - fundamental basics, supply and demand schedule, futures and options basics, hedging strategies and examples, exchange procedures and safeguards, and other.

 

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