News Release

Exchange Launches NYMEX DirectTM Mobile

Thu Oct 06 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y., October 6, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today launched NYMEX DirectTM Mobile, a new service providing streaming, real time market data, charts, and news to hand held devices.

NYMEX DirectTM Mobile gives traders access to up to the moment market information from anywhere in the world. The service is available on hand-held devices, including Blackberry, PocketPC, Palm, and Windows Smart phones.

NYMEX DirectTM Mobile offers real time quotes and news, charting capabilities, technical analysis, and market data from more then 80 global exchanges.

Exchange President James, E. Newsome said, "In today's increasingly global marketplace, the Exchange offers cutting edge technology to provide the tools industry professionals need to manage their risk from anywhere in the world."

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