ATLANTA & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global
exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings
services, today announced the completion of the first auction for the
ICE Permian WTI Crude Oil Storage Futures (HOS), deliverable at Magellan
Midstream Partners, L.P.’s (NYSE: MMP) terminal in East Houston, Texas.
The auction sold 1,350 lots, or 1.35 million barrels, of storage to five
participants, spread across six monthly contracts: May19, Jun19, Jul19,
Aug19, Sep19 and Oct19. The storage auction, held at 10:30 am EST on the
first Tuesday of each month, is a blind Dutch auction where Magellan
makes a variable amount of storage available for bidding. Winning bids
of the auction result in a position in the futures contract.
“These contracts provide another tool for customers to manage their
Permian WTI positions in the Gulf Coast,” said Jeff Barbuto, Global Head
of Oil Business Development at ICE. “We were pleased to see so much
interest in our fist storage futures auction.”
ICE Permian WTI Crude Storage Futures are listed on ICE Futures Europe
and represent the right to store 1,000 barrels of Permian WTI crude oil
at Magellan’s East Houston Terminal. Magellan has allocated one million
barrels a month of capacity, and deliveries against the contract will
need to be supplied either by Magellan’s Longhorn and BridgeTex
pipelines, which are recognized for their consistent high quality, and
unblended barrels, or have a quality that matches that supply.
ICE is home to the world’s global
crude and refined oil markets. Around half of the world’s oil
futures are traded on ICE’s markets, including futures and options on
the global benchmark ICE
Brent crude, the U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude,
the Middle Eastern and Asian benchmark ICE Platts Dubai
crude oil, Gasoil,
Heating Oil and RBOB Gasoline, as well as hundreds of additional grades
and oil products.
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