I have an account with optionsxpress and they don't offer Crude Oil Options expiring 2017 here is what they say
"Our execution specialist contacted the exchange and the trading floor to determine that unfortunately CL December 2013 is the latest month that is currently offered on crude options. He also located a few sources that state the exchanges are only going to list 5 different years worth of options at a time. (2009, 10, 11, 12 and 13)"
But when I look at NYMEX.com it says it is traded though very thin but there is trading going on with 2016
So how am I gonna buy these options if my broker can not offer it?
Crude oil options are listed nine years forward using the following listing schedule: consecutive months are listed for the current year and the next five years; in addition, the June and December contract months are listed beyond the sixth year. Additional months will be added on an annual basis after the December contract expires, so that an additional June and December contract would be added nine years forward, and the consecutive months in the sixth calendar year will be filled in.
Had a broker tell me this one time, because they couldn't do it on the screen. I told them to call down and get the quote so they can earn their money instead of pushing a button on the screen. They called down and got it done.
Look on page 189 of that PDF with the settlements. Its possible there isn't any OI out in that far, dunno though.