News Release

Exchange to Change Fees for NYMEX miNY(tm) Natural Gas Futures Contracts

Tue Feb 28 2006

NEW YORK, N.Y., February 28, 2006 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., announced today that it will change the fee structure for its NYMEX miNYTM natural gas futures contracts effective on March 1.

For trading one to 400 contracts per day, fees will be $0.32 for NYMEX Division members, $0.52 for COMEX Division members; and $0.65 for customers. For trading 401 to 1,500 contracts per day, fees will be $0.19 for NYMEX Division members, $0.32 for COMEX Division members; and $0.65 for customers. For trading more than 1,500 contracts per day, fees will be $0.08 for NYMEX Division members, $0.13 for COMEX Division members; and $0.65 for customers.

 

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