News Release

Exchange Revises Date of e-miNY Futures Contracts Migration

Thu Jul 14 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 14, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today announced that it will postpone the migration of its NYMEX miNYsm crude oil and natural gas futures contracts to NYMEX ClearPort® from the CME® Globex® electronic trading platform to August 22.

The September NYMEX miNYsm crude oil and natural gas futures contracts will be listed for trading on the CME Globex platform beginning today at 3:15 PM EST. The September NYMEX miNYsm crude oil futures contract will expire on the CME Globex platform at 2:30 PM EST on August 19.

The September NYMEX miNYsm natural gas futures contract be will delisted on the CME Globex platform at 2:20 PM EST on August 19 and will be listed for trading on NYMEX ClearPort® at 7 PM EST on August 21 for the trade date August 22.

The October NYMEX miNYsm crude oil and natural gas futures contracts will also be listed for trading on NYMEX ClearPort® at 7:00 PM EST on August 21 for the trade date August 22.

Exchange President James E. Newsome said, "We have been very gratified by the unprecedented growth in volumes we have seen in the e–miNY futures contracts in recent months. We are delaying the migration of these products onto NYMEX ClearPort® to ensure that all of our customers have sufficient time to establish connectivity and to review and execute the applicable user documentation."

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