News Release

NYMEX to Change Margins for RBOB Gasoline, Related Futures Contracts

Mon Nov 05 2007
NEW YORK, N.Y., November 5, 2007 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it will change margins for the RBOB gasoline, RBOB financial, RBOB calendar swap, and NYMEX miNYTM RBOB futures contracts, beginning at the close of business tomorrow. 

Margins for the first month of the RBOB, RBOB financial, and RBOB calendar swap futures contracts will increase to $5,000 from $4,500 for clearing members, to $5,500 from $4,950 for members, and to $6,750 from $6,075 for customers. The margins for the second to sixth months will increase to $4,750 from $4,000 for clearing members, to $5,225 from $4,400 for members, and to $6,413 from $5,400 for customers. Margins for the seventh to 10th months will increase to $4,000 from $3,750 for clearing members, to $4,400 from $4,125 for members, and to $5,400 from $5,063 for customers. The margins for all other months will be $3,750 for clearing members, $4,125 for members, and $5,063 for customers.

Margins for the first month of the NYMEX miNY RBOB futures contract will decrease to $2,500 from $4,500 for clearing members, to $2,750 from $4,950 for members, and to $3,375 from $6,075 for customers. The margins for the second to sixth months will decrease to $2,375 from $4,000 for clearing members, to $2,613 from $4,400 for members, and to $3,206 from $5,400 for customers. Margins for the seventh to 10th months will decrease to $2,000 from $3,750 for clearing members, to $2,200 from $4,125 for members, and to $2,700 from $5,063 for customers. The margins for all other months will be $1,875 for clearing members, $2,063 for members, and $2,531 for customers.

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