News Release

NYMEX Announces Fees for NYMEX iPortTM 3-2-1 Plus Energy Index Futures Contract

Tue Jan 16 2007

New York, N.Y., January 16, 2007 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced the fee schedule for its NYMEX iPort 3-2-1 Plus contract, that will begin trading on January 21 for trade date January 22.

Fees per side on open outcry trading will be $0.15 for member daytrades, $0.40 for member overnight trades, $0.75 for COMEX members, and $1.35 for non-members.

Fees per side on CME Globex® will be $0.25 for member daytrades, $0.50 for member overnight trades, $0.85 for COMEX members, and $1.45 for non-members.

Fees per side on NYMEX ClearPort® clearing will be $0.85 for members, and $1.35 for non-members.

Cash settlement fees will be waived until June 30, 2007.

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