News Release

Exchange Sets Daily Volume Records

Thu Sep 01 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y., September 1, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., set daily volume records yesterday for Exchange-wide options, NYMEX Division options, and NYMEX ClearPort® clearing.

Exchange–wide options volume reached 260,303, surpassing the 246,032 contracts traded on August 30. NYMEX Division options volume traded a record 243,909 contracts, topping the 221,416 traded on August 30. NYMEX ClearPort® clearing volume reached 260,608 contracts, exceeding the 238,544 contracts cleared on August 31.

Exchange President James E. Newsome said, "We are thrilled to provide the industry with the tools they need to manage their risk in these volatile markets."

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