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Exchange Announces Position Accountability Levels, Position Limits for New RBOB Gasoline Options Contracts

Thu Oct 06 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y., October 6, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today announced accountability levels and position limits for the New York Harbor reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate blending (RBOB) options contract that will begin open outcry trading on October 10.

The position accountability levels for the contract will be 20,000 contracts for any single month or all months. Clearing members must identify to the Exchange customers who hold 150 or more contracts.

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