News Release

Exchange to Increase Margins for Gasoline, Related Futures Contracts

Fri Mar 03 2006

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 3, 2006 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today announced that it will increase the margins on its gasoline, New York Harbor gasoline calendar swap, New York gasoline blendstock (RBOB), and NYMEX miNY™ gasoline futures contracts, effective at the close of business on Monday.

Margins for unleaded gasoline, New York Harbor gasoline calendar swap, and the New York gasoline blendstock futures contracts will increase to $4,500 from $4,000 for clearing members, to $4,950 from $4,400 for members, and to $6,075 from $5,400 for customers.

Margins for the NYMEX miNY™ gasoline futures contracts will increase to $2,250 from $2,000 for clearing members, to $2,475 from $2,200 for members, and to $3,038 from $2,700 for customers.

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