News Release

NYMEX to Offer Additional Inter-Commodity Spread Functionality on CME Globex®

Wed Jul 19 2006

New York, N.Y., July 19, 2006 —The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it will offer additional inter–commodity spread functionality on CME Globex, beginning on August 6 for trade date August 7.

NYMEX will offer spread trading for its full–sized, physically delivered contracts on CME Globex, before and after the close of the NYMEX trading floor. These spreads will include the RBOB gasoline vs. crude oil (RB:CL); gasoline vs. crude oil (HU:CL); heating oil vs. crude oil (HO:CL); gasoline vs. RBOB gasoline (HU:RB); RBOB gasoline vs. heating oil (RB:HO); and gasoline vs. heating oil (HU:HO).

NYMEX will also introduce spreads between the financial and physical futures contracts for trading during regular CME Globex hours, Monday through Friday 6:00 PM until 5:15 PM (Monday’s trading session begins at 6:00 PM Sunday evening). These spreads include: WTI financial vs. crude oil futures (WS:CL); RBOB financial vs. RBOB gasoline futures (RT:RB); heating oil financial vs. heating oil futures (BH:HO); natural gas (last day) financial vs. natural gas futures (HH:NG); and natural gas penultimate financial vs. natural gas futures (HP:NG).

The spreads will be charged the normal rates for each of the underlying legs. The spreads will be listed for all months corresponding with the underlying products.

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For more information, go to www.nymexoncmeglobex.com

Contact: Anu Ahluwalia, NYMEX, 212-299-2439 or  Allan Schoenberg, CME, 312-930-8189

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