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NYMEX Sets Daily Volume Records for Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Futures

Fri Jul 21 2006

New York, N.Y., July 21, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it set a daily volume record for the sulfur dioxide emissions futures contract on NYMEX ClearPort® yesterday.

The volume reached 1,600 contracts, surpassing the previous record of 125 contracts traded on June 20.

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