News Release

Exchange Sets Daily Volume Records

Fri Apr 08 2005
NEW YORK, N.Y., April 8, 2005 – The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., set daily volume records yesterday for total NYMEX division futures and gasoline futures.

Total NYMEX Division futures reached a record when 715,460 contracts were traded, surpassing the previous record of 687, 269 contracts set on March 3.

Gasoline futures also set a daily volume record yesterday when 89,419 contracts were traded, exceeding the previous record of 87,774 contracts set on May 27, 2004.

Exchange President James E. Newsome said, "Yesterday's volume records demonstrate market participants' continued interest in the transparency, liquidity, and efficiency provided by open outcry trading on the Exchange."

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