Crude Oil

CFD on the daily spot price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil (CL).

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Product Type: Energy CFD Market: NYMEX
Currency: USD Measurement Unit: Barrel (42 US gallons)
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Description:

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) or light sweet crude oil is a standardized contract purchased and sold both in the US and across the globe. It is considered among the world's top 3 most commonly traded energy products. WTI futures CFDs (ticker symbol: CL) are sold in units of 1,000 barrels per US dollars, by the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) – a world-leading commodity futures exchange entirely owned and operated by CME Group of Chicago. NYMEX releases WTI price quotations all throughout the year, on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.    

Interesting Facts:

  • As its name indicates, WTI is the principle benchmark reference for US-based oil fields. Other major benchmark references include Brent crude oil (for oilfields located in the North Sea), OPEC Reference Basket (for oil products of OPEC countries) and oral oil (for Russia’s oil mixture).
  • The average price of WTI crude oil reached a record high of $145.31 per barrel in July 2008. Its record low of 1.17 was quoted in February 1946.
  • WTI’s price quote is frequently referenced by the news media, making it easy for traders to follow.
     

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