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NYMEX Energy Futures Contracts Set Daily Volume Records on CME Globex®

Wed Nov 08 2006

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it set daily volume records for total energy, crude oil, and natural gas futures contracts traded on the CME Globex electronic trading platform yesterday.

Total energy futures traded a record 437,601 contracts, surpassing the 415,437 contracts traded on October 31. Crude oil futures reached 254,330 contracts, exceeding the 234,852 contracts traded on October 31. Natural gas futures totaled 64,599 contracts, topping the 57,723 traded on November 2.

NYMEX launched its physically settled futures contracts for trading on CME Globex during regular open outcry trading hours on September 5, following its initial offering of financially settled, standard-sized and NYMEX miNY energy futures contracts for trading on CME Globex on June 12. Access to electronic trading of NYMEX products is available virtually 24 hours a day on CME Globex.

  For more information, go to http://www.nymexoncmeglobex.com/ .

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SOURCE: CME

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