News Release

Exchange to List 25 New European Swaps Futures Contracts on NYMEX ClearPort®

Tue Feb 14 2006

NEW YORK, N.Y., February 14, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today announced that it will list 25 new European swap futures contracts on NYMEX ClearPort® on February 20 for the trade date of February 21.

The crude oil swap futures contracts and their commodity codes are: WTI bullet swap (WS); Brent bullet swap (BB); WTI-Brent (ICE) bullet swap (BY); WTI–Brent (ICE) calendar swap (BK); dated–to–frontline Brent swap (FY); Brent (ICE) calendar swap (CY); and Brent–Dubai swap (DB). All of these contracts are 1,000 barrels in size with a minimum price fluctuation of $0.01 per barrel.

The petroleum product swap futures contracts and their commodity codes are: European gasoil crack spread swap (GZ); European Argus gasoline crack spread swap (RG); European Platts gasoline Mediterranean crack spread swap (EP); European naphtha crack spread swap (EN); Singapore gasoil vs. Rotterdam gasoil swap (GA); NYMEX Division heating oil vs. Rotterdam gasoil swap (HA); 3.5% fuel oil (Rotterdam) crack swap (FO); and 1% fuel oil Northwest Europe crack spread swap (FI) contract. These contracts are 1,000 barrels in size with a minimum price fluctuation of $0.01 per barrel.

The following petroleum product swaps contracts are 1,000 metric tons in size and are listed with their commodity codes: European gasoil 0.2 Rotterdam barges vs. gasoil futures swap (EI); European gasoil 0.2 CIF Northwest Europe vs. gasoil futures swap (EC); European gasoil 0.2 CIF Mediterranean vs. gasoil futures swap (EX); European gasoil 0.2 FOB Mediterranean vs. gasoil futures swap (EF); European gasoil 10PPM Rotterdam barges vs. gasoil futures swap (ET); European ULSD 50 PPM CIF Northwest Europe vs. gasoil futures swap (EY); European ULSD 50 PPM CIF Mediterranean v. gasoil futures swap (EE); European ULSD 50 PPM FOB Mediterranean vs. gasoil futures swap (EO); European jet CIF Northwest Europe vs. gasoil futures swap (JC); and European jet Rotterdam barges vs. gasoil futures swap (JR). The minimum price fluctation is $0.01 per metric ton.

For NYMEX ClearPort® trading of the WTI bullet swap and Brent bullet swap futures contracts, members will be paid $1.00 and non–members will pay $2.50 per contract. NYMEX ClearPort® clearing and the cash settlement fees will be $0.85 for members and $1.35 for non–members.

For NYMEX ClearPort® trading of the WTI–Brent (ICE) bullet swap, WTI–Brent (ICE) calendar swap, dated–to–frontline Brent swap, Brent (ICE) calendar swap, Brent–Dubai swap, European gasoil crack spread swap, European Argus gasoline crack spread swap, European Platts gasoline Mediterranean crack spread swap, European naphtha crack spread swap, Singapore gasoil vs. Rotterdam gasoil swap, NYMEX Division heating oil vs. Rotterdam gasoil swap, 3.5% fuel oil (Rotterdam) crack swap, and 1% fuel oil Northwest Europe crack spread swap futures contracts, members will be paid $1.00 and non–members will pay $2.50 per contract. NYMEX ClearPort® clearing and the cash settlement fees will be $1.70 for members and $2.70 for non-members.

For NYMEX ClearPort® trading of the European gasoil 0.2 Rotterdam barges vs. gasoil futures swap, European gasoil 0.2 CIF Northwest Europe vs. gasoil futures swap, European gasoil 0.2 CIF Mediterranean vs. gasoil futures swap, European gasoil 0.2 FOB Mediterranean vs. gasoil futures swap, European gasoil 10PPM Rotterdam barges vs. gasoil futures swap, European ULSD 50 PPM CIF Northwest Europe vs. gasoil futures swap, European ULSD 50 PPM CIF Mediterranean vs. gasoil futures swap, European ULSD 50 PPM FOB Mediterranean vs. gasoil futures swap, European jet CIF Northwest Europe vs. gasoil futures swap, and European jet Rotterdam barges vs. gasoil futures swap contracts, members will be paid $2.00 and non–members will pay $5.00 per trade. NYMEX ClearPort® clearing and the cash settlement fees will be $12.00 for members and $18.00 for non–members.

All 25 new contracts are cash–settled, and 22 of these contracts are calendar month instruments. There are three bullet swap contracts that are futures look–alike contracts that terminate one business day prior to the underlying futures contract.

All of the contracts will be listed for the current year and the next three years, and a new calendar year will be added following the termination of trading in the December contract of the current year.

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