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NYMEX Sets Volume Record for NYMEX miNYTM Natural Gas Contract

Tue Nov 01 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y., November 1, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., announced that a record 5,474 NYMEX miNYTM natural gas futures contracts were traded today, surpassing yesterday's record of 4,792 contracts traded.

President James E. Newsome said "This recent record demonstrates the investment community's continued interest in the reliable risk management tools the Exchange provides."

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