Energy Trading

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Welcome to the world of energy trading with XS. Discover the vast possibilities of energy trading, where you can trade CFDs on Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and other energy commodities with the best online trading platform. XS provides comprehensive trading platforms that offer access to energy markets and a wide range of energy commodities. With real-time market data, advanced trading tools, and competitive pricing, XS empowers traders to make informed decisions and execute trades efficiently.


XS offers access to a wide range of energy commodities, including Brent Crude Oil (UKOIL), WTI Crude Oil (USOIL), & Natural Gas (NGAZ). Plan your trades with confidence and optimize your energy trading experience by utilizing our detailed contract specifications. Explore our comprehensive contract specifications and gain a deeper understanding of our exceptional trading conditions including contract size, leverage, spreads, commissions, swaps, and more for different account types.


Normal Trading Hours

Normal trading hours refer to the regular trading sessions available for trading. The below shows the normal trading hours for energy products available for trading with XS.
Seasonal and market factors may affect the below trading hours, so it is important to follow the latest updates on the Trading Hours page to stay up to date with the latest seasonal changes to trading hours. All timings are in server time (GMT+3).

UKOIL : Monday 03:00 - Friday 24:00
(Daily Break: 00:00:01 - 02:59:59)
USOIL : Monday 01:05 - Friday 23:55
(Daily Break: 00:00 - 00:59)
NGAZ : Monday 01:00 - Friday 23:59
(Daily Break: 00:00 - 00:59)


XS.com offers floating spreads on all energy commodities for all account types. Hence the spreads in the contract specifications table are the average spread based on the previous trading day. For live spreads, please refer to the trading platform. Please note that spreads may widen when the markets experience lower liquidity, including rollover time.

Chart Prices

XS.com offers a variety of trading accounts to suit each trader’s needs and preferences. We offer accounts with raw pricing on which additional commissions are charged. Other account types have no commission but instead have mark-ups incorporated in the prices. By default, the chart in the MetaTrader trading platforms will display the raw pricing, while the market watch will display the pricing of the account type that the client is trading on.


Swap long is used for keeping buy positions open overnight, and Swap short is used for keeping sell positions open overnight. Swaps occur at 23:59 Server Time each day, excluding the weekend, until the position is closed. Triple swaps are charged on Wednesdays to cover financing costs incurred over the weekend.

Dynamic Leverage

XS.com offers dynamic leverage on Crude Oil on most account types. The leverage values in the contract specifications table are the maximum leverage for each trading instrument. The maximum leverage will change based on your net open positions. Dynamic leverage does not apply to Natural Gas. For more details, please check the Dynamic Leverage page.

Fixed Leverage

XS.com offers fixed leverage on Natural Gas on all account types. In this case, the maximum leverage displayed in the contract specifications table will NOT change based on your net open positions or account type.
XS.com offers fixed leverage on some account types on all products. In this case, the maximum leverage displayed in the contract specifications table will NOT change based on your net open positions. The fixed leverage applies to Cent & Mirco account types.

Higher Margin Requirements Periods

We apply risk management measures to protect positions from possible high volatility during key events and specific time periods that impact the general volatility of the market.
Higher amounts of margin are required to open an order during these periods which are known as HMR (higher margin requirements) periods. The higher margin requirements will apply only to positions that are opened within these periods. The margin requirements of existing positions will not be affected.
Closing an open hedged position during HMR periods can fail if there is insufficient free margin to cover the higher margin requirements, specifically the higher margin requirements on the latter half of a hedged order at the time of closing. The HMR periods include:

Economic News Periods: All forex trading that happens from 15 minutes before major news releases until 10 minutes after will be subject to higher margin requirements.
Weekends & Holidays: All forex trading that happens from and 2 hours before markets closing on Friday and for 1 hour after market opening on Monday will be subject to higher margin requirements. The same rule applies to Trading Holidays.

Stop Level

Stop level is the minimum distance (difference in pips) between the current market price and the pending order price. The stop level values in the contract specifications table are subject to change and may not be available for traders using certain high-frequency trading strategies or Expert Advisors.


Energy commodities trading presents a unique opportunity to participate in the global energy sector and capitalize on price fluctuations driven by supply and demand dynamics, geopolitical events, and market trends.

Energy trading involves buying and selling energy commodities such as crude oil, natural gas, gasoline, heating oil, and more. These commodities are essential resources that power industries, transportation, and everyday life. Energy trading provides a platform for investors and traders to speculate on the price movements of these commodities and potentially generate profits.

Energy prices are influenced by a range of factors. Supply and demand dynamics play a crucial role, with geopolitical events, weather conditions, and global economic trends affecting the balance between supply and demand. Changes in government policies, advancements in technology, and environmental regulations also impact energy prices. Staying informed about these factors is key to making informed energy trading decisions.

Energy markets are known for their volatility, creating opportunities for traders to profit from price fluctuations. Market trends driven by global events and shifts in supply and demand can lead to significant price movements. Energy traders can take advantage of both upward and downward trends in energy prices, allowing for potential profits in both bullish and bearish market conditions.

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