Source: Nasdaq Commodities

no 53/17 Delisting of Nordic Electricity DS Future and Ferrous contracts and reduction of Nordic Electricity DS Future year contracts

Subject to testing and regulatory approval, Nasdaq Commodities is announcing changes to its Trading and Clearing Rules, effective October 16, 2017.

These Appendices are affected:

  • Joint Trading and Clearing Appendix 2 - Contract Specifications
  • Joint Trading and Clearing Appendix 7 – Fee List

Delisting of Nordic Electricity Base Year DS Future contract – ENOYR-27

The decision to delist the Nordic Base Year DS Future contract and reduce the listing of Nordic Electricity DS Futures contracts mentioned below is a natural step to further improve the liquidity in the futures products to avoid fragmentation and concentrate the liquidity. The migration towards futures has been stable since the market maker transfer in November 2016. Year to date (per week 38, 2017) 86.2% of the liquidity is traded and cleared in the futures contracts. Nasdaq Commodities has therefore decided to delist the below contract for trading and clearing effective October 16, 2017:

Nordic Electricity Base DS Futures - ENOYR-27

This product has not been traded and has no Open Interest. All other DS Futures contracts including year 2026 with Open Interest will not be delisted. However, Nasdaq is exploring alternative solution to assist market participants in converting the OI from DS Futures to Futures contracts.

Nasdaq is closely monitoring the outcome of the EMIR review and continue to support the energy industry in their requirements of amending Annex 1 of the EMIR Regulation 153/2013 (section 2.1h) and allowing the use of bank guarantees as collateral by Non-Financial Counterparties (NFCs) without a requirement of posting further collateral.  

Reduction of Nordic Electricity Base yearly DS Futures contracts

There will be no further listing of Nordic Electricity Base yearly DS Future contracts. In addition there will be no further listing of Nordic EPAD Electricity Base yearly DS Future contracts.

Last yearly DS Futures contracts available for trading and clearing are:

  • Nordic Electricity Base Year DS Future - ENOYR-26
  • Nordic EPAD Electricity Base Year DS Future for all Swedish and Finnish areas - Year 2021.
  • Nordic EPAD Electricity Base Year DS Future for all Norwegian, Danish and Estonian areas - Year 2020.
  • Nordic EPAD Electricity Base Year DS Future for the Latvian area - Year 2019.


Delisting of Ferrous contracts:

The following contracts will be delisted:

  •  Iron Ore Futures and Options
    • CHN62FE; TSI CHN62FE, CFR China, 62% Fe Fines.
  • US Shredded Scrap Steel Futures
    • USSH; TSI US Shredded Steel Scrap Index - (ISRI Code 210 & 211).
  • US Hot Rolled Coil (HRC) Futures
    • USHRC; The Steel Index (TSI) US domestic hot rolled coil, FOB Midwest mill.
  • ASEAN Hot Rolled Coil (HRC) Futures
    • ASEHRC; The Steel Index Hot Rolled Coil, ASEAN imports, CFR Singapore port.
  • Coking Coal Futures
    • COKAUS; The Steel Index (TSI) Premium hard coking coal, FOB East Cost Australia Port.

All the above mentioned contracts for delisting are from today suspended for trading and clearing.


For updated rulebooks and appendices please see:


For further information, please contact Nasdaq Commodities:


Mette Steinsland, AVP Head of Legal, Nasdaq Commodities, phone +47 6752 8071,

Anne-Marit Rudby, Product Director Commodities, +47 91580323,


Media contact:

Sara Aadnesen, Director Corporate Communications, phone +47 9060 0759,


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