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Intercontinental Exchange announces launch of 81 new energy contracts

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, today announced the introduction of 81 new energy futures and options contracts on December 14, 2015, subject to the satisfactory completion of applicable regulatory processes.

The new energy futures and options contracts will be available for trading at either ICE Futures Europe or ICE Futures U.S., and all contracts will be cleared at ICE Clear Europe.

ICE’s new energy futures and options contracts include cash settled oil, natural gas liquids, coal, financial power and physical environmental contracts.

The following contracts will be available for trading on ICE Futures Europe:

Oil

  • Crude Diff – Argus LLS vs WTI 1st Line Balmo Future1
  • Crude Diff – Argus LLS vs WTI 1st Line Average Price Option1
  • ICE WTI Crude Futures (CAD Denominated)
  • ICE WTI, American-Style Option (CAD Denominated)
  • Crude Outright – WTI 1st Line Future (CAD Denominated)
  • Crude Outright – WTI Average Price Option (CAD Denominated)
  • Crude Diff - Dated Brent (Platts) vs CPC Blend CIF Med Cargoes (Platts) Future2
  • Fuel Oil Outright – Fuel Oil 1% FOB Rotterdam Barges (Platts) Mini Future3
  • Bitumen Outright – Argus ABX 1 fob Singapore Bitumen Future4
  • Bitumen Outright – Argus ABX 2 fob South Korea Bitumen Future4
  • Jet Fuel Outright – Jet FOB MED Cargoes (Platts) Future3
  • Gasoil Outright – Gasoil 0.1% FOB ARA Barges (Platts) Mini Future3
  • Gasoil Crack – Low Sulphur Gasoil 1st Line vs Brent 1st Line Balmo Future (in MTs)
  • Jet Fuel Diff – Singapore Jet Kerosene Cargoes (Platts) vs Low Sulphur Gasoil 1st Line Future (in Bbls)5
  • Diesel Outright – Gulf Coast Export ULSD (Platts) Future6
  • Diesel Diff – Group 3 ULSD (OPIS) vs Heating Oil 1st Line Future7
  • Gasoline Crack – RBOB Gasoline 1st Line vs Brent 1st Line Balmo Future (in Bbls)
  • Gasoline Diff – RBOB Gasoline 1st Line vs Argus Eurobob Oxy FOB Rotterdam Barges Balmo Future8
  • Gasoline Outright - Premium Unleaded Gasoline 10ppm FOB Rotterdam Barges (Platts) Balmo Future3
  • Naphtha Outright – Daily Naphtha CIF NWE Cargoes (Platts) Mini Future3
  • Naphtha Crack - Naphtha CIF NWE Cargoes (Platts) vs Brent 1st Line Average Price Option (in MTs) 3

Natural Gas Liquids

  • Propane, Argus Far East Index (AFEI) vs Naphtha C+F Japan Cargoes (Platts) Balmo Future9
  • Propane, Argus Far East Index (AFEI) vs Naphtha C+F Japan Cargoes (Platts) Future9
  • Propane, Argus CIF ARA vs Naphtha CIF NWE Cargoes (Platts) Balmo Future10
  • Propane, OPIS Mt. Belvieu Other Non-TET Future11
  • Propane, OPIS Mt. Belvieu TET vs Propane, Argus Far East Index (AFEI) Future12
  • Propane, OPIS Mt. Belvieu Non-TET vs Propane, Argus Far East Index (AFEI) Future12

Coal

  • API 2 Rotterdam Coal Average Price Options13
  • API 2 Rotterdam Coal Future (Supporting API 2 Rotterdam Coal Average Price Options) 13
  • gC Newcastle Coal Average Price Options14
  • gC Newcastle Coal Future (Supporting gC Newcastle Coal Average Price Options) 14

The following contracts will be available for trading on ICE Futures U.S.:

Financial Power

  • CAISO NP-15 Day-Ahead Off-Peak Mini Fixed Price Future
  • CAISO NP-15 Day-Ahead Peak Mini Fixed Price Future
  • ERCOT Houston 345KV Real-Time Peak Mini Fixed Price Future
  • ERCOT North 345KV Day-Ahead Peak Daily 80 MWh Fixed Price Future
  • Option on ERCOT North 345KV Day-Ahead Peak Daily 80 MWh Fixed Price Future
  • ERCOT North 345KV Real-Time Peak Mini Fixed Price Future
  • ERCOT South 345KV Real-Time Peak Mini Fixed Price Future
  • ERCOT West 345KV Real-Time Peak Mini Fixed Price Future
  • ISO New England Rhode Island Day-Ahead Off-Peak Fixed Price Future
  • ISO New England Rhode Island Day-Ahead Peak Fixed Price Future
  • MISO AMIL.BGS6 Day-Ahead Off-Peak Fixed Price Future
  • MISO AMIL.BGS6 Day-Ahead Peak Fixed Price Future
  • NYISO NYC In-city Capacity Fixed Price Future
  • NYISO Rest of State Capacity Fixed Price Future
  • Palo Verde Day-Ahead Off-Peak Mini Fixed Price Future
  • Palo Verde Day-Ahead Peak Mini Fixed Price Future
  • PJM AECO Zone Day-Ahead Off-Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM AECO Zone Day-Ahead Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM BGE Zone Day-Ahead Off-Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM BGE Zone Day-Ahead Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM ComEd Zone Day-Ahead Off-Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM ComEd Zone Day-Ahead Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM DEOK Zone Day-Ahead Off-Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM DEOK Zone Day-Ahead Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM METED Zone Day-Ahead Off-Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM METED Zone Day-Ahead Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM PECO Zone Day-Ahead Off-Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM PECO Zone Day-Ahead Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM PPL Zone Day-Ahead Off-Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM PPL Zone Day-Ahead Peak Daily Fixed Price Future
  • PJM Western Hub Real-Time Peak 50MW Fixed Price Future
  • Option on PJM Western Hub Real-Time Peak 50 MW Fixed Price Future
  • Option on PJM Western Hub Day-Ahead Peak Daily Fixed Price Future

Physical Environmental

  • California Carbon Allowance Future - Vintage 2019
  • California Carbon Allowance Future - Vintage 2020
  • Option on California Carbon Allowance Future - Vintage 2019
  • Option on California Carbon Allowance Future - Vintage 2020
  • Cross State Air Pollution TR NOx Annual Allowance Future - Vintage 2016
  • Option on Cross State Air Pollution TR NOx Annual Allowance Future - Vintage 2016
  • Cross State Air Pollution TR NOx Ozone Season Allowance Future - Vintage 2016
  • Option on Cross State Air Pollution TR NOx Ozone Season Allowance Future - Vintage 2016
  • Cross State Air Pollution TR SO2 Group 1 Allowance Future - Vintage 2016
  • Option on Cross State Air Pollution TR SO2 Group 1 Allowance Future - Vintage 2016
  • Cross State Air Pollution TR SO2 Group 2 Allowance Future - Vintage 2016
  • Option on Cross State Air Pollution TR SO2 Group 2 Allowance Future - Vintage 2016
  • Massachusetts Compliance Renewable Energy Certificates Class 1 Vintage Future - Vintage 2019
  • New Jersey Compliance Renewable Energy Certificates Class 1 Vintage Future - Vintage 2019
  • New Jersey Compliance Renewable Energy Certificates Class 1 Vintage Future - Vintage 2020
  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Future - Vintage 2017
  • Option on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Future - Vintage 2017

Contract Specs for ICE Futures Europe – oil and natural gas liquids

Contract Specs for ICE Futures Europe – coal

Contract Specs for ICE Futures U.S. – financial power and physical environmental

1 Argus Crude

2 Platts Crude Oil Marketwire

3 Platts European Marketscan

4 Argus Asian Bitumen Index Report

5 Platts Asia-Pacific/Arab Gulf Marketscan

6 Platts US Marketscan

7 OPIS Full-Day Refined Spots Report

8 Argus European Products Report

9 Argus International LPG and Platts Asia-Pacific/Arab Gulf Marketscan

10 Argus International LPG and Platts European Marketscan

11 OPIS North America LPG Report

12 OPIS North America LPG Report and Argus International LPG

13 Argus/McCloskey's Coal Price Index Report

14 globalCOAL Coal Market Report

About Intercontinental Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. The New York Stock Exchange is the world leader in capital raising and equities trading.

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About Platts

Founded in 1909, Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets. Platts' news, pricing, analytics, commentary and conferences help customers make better-informed trading and business decisions and help the markets operate with greater transparency and efficiency. Customers in more than 150 countries benefit from Platts’ coverage of the biofuels, carbon emissions, coal, electricity, oil, natural gas, metals, nuclear power, petrochemical, shipping and sugar markets. A division of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), Platts is based in London with more than 1000 employees in more than 15 offices worldwide. Additional information is available at http://www.platts.com.

About Argus

Argus Media is a leading provider of price assessments, business intelligence, market data, consultancy and conferences on the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, petrochemicals, fertilizer, metals and transportation industries. Argus energy and fertilizer indexes are widely used by leading companies, governments and international agencies as reference prices in supply contracts, risk management and planning. "ARGUS", ARGUS CRUDE, ARGUS BITUMEN and ARGUS EUROPEAN PRODUCTS, are trademarks of Argus Media Limited and are used under license. All copyrights and database rights in Argus data belong exclusively to Argus Media Limited. Argus takes no position on the purchase and sale of exchange contracts and accepts no liability in connection with any use of Argus data. http://www.argusmedia.com.

About IHS

IHS (NYSE:IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs more than 8,800 people in 32 countries around the world.

API 2 is a trademark of and used under licence from Argus Media Limited and IHS Global Limted. All copyrights and database rights in the API 2 index belong exclusively to Argus Media Limited/IHS Global Limited. All rights reserved. Argus and IHS take no position on the purchase or sale of ICE’s financially settled listings.

About OPIS

OPIS, a division of UCG, is the world's most comprehensive source for petroleum, LPG/NGL, jet fuel and biofuels pricing and news information with offices in the U.S., Europe, and Singapore and is the most widely accepted U.S. fuel price benchmark for supply contracts and competitive positioning. (www.opisnet.com). OPIS complies with all international standards for price reporting agencies set forth by IOSCO, the International Organization of Securities Commissions, for spot market pricing.

About globalCOAL®

globalCOAL was founded by leading members of the world coal industry to promote screen trading of standardised coal products. The company has developed the world's leading electronic marketplace for thermal and metallurgical coal, as well as a range of standardised coal quality specifications, a Standard Coal Trading Agreement (SCoTA®), and robust methodology for coal price index calculation. globalCOAL is also cooperating with leading energy exchange ICE Futures Europe to develop the coal Futures market. For more information, please visit www.globalcoal.com

SOURCE: Intercontinental Exchange

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