News Release

Exchange Surpasses 200,000 Contracts Cleared on NYMEX Clearport® in a Single Day

Tue Jun 14 2005
New York, N.Y., June 14, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., announced today that a record 222,051 contracts were cleared through NYMEX ClearPort® yesterday, surpassing the previous record of 186,320 contracts cleared on June 13.

Exchange President James E. Newsome said, "We are gratified to reach this milestone of more than 200,000 NYMEX ClearPort® contracts cleared in a single day. The Exchange develops new contracts based on customer interest and has launched nearly 50 new NYMEX ClearPort® contracts in 2005 alone."
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