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NYMEX Sets Daily Volume Records on CME Globex®

Tue Jul 18 2006

New York, N.Y., July 18, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it set a daily volume record for NYMEX miNYTM crude oil futures contract traded on CME Globex on July 17.

The NYMEX miNY crude oil futures reached 80,639 contracts, topping the 75,682 contracts traded on July 12.

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