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Correction: Exchange to List Heating Oil Financial Futures Contracts on NYMEX ClearPort®

Fri Jul 21 2006

New York, N.Y., July 21, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced yesterday that it will list its heating oil financial futures (BH) contract for clearing on NYMEX ClearPort® July 23 for the trade date of July 24. The contract is currently available for trading on the CME Globex® electronic trading platform.

The first listed month will be August 2006. NYMEX ClearPort clearing fees will be $0.85 for members and $1.35 for non-members. There will be no cash settlement fees.

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