News Release

NYMEX to Change Margins For Crude Oil, Related Futures Contracts

Wed Nov 07 2007

NEW YORK, N.Y., November 7, 2007 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced margin changes for its crude oil and related futures contracts, beginning at the close of business tomorrow.

Margins for the December 2007 and January 2008 crude oil, crude oil calendar swap, and crude oil financial futures contracts will increase to $5,750 from $4,750 for clearing members, to $6,325 from $5,225 for members, and to $7,763 from $6,413 for customers. 

Margins for all other months will increase to $5,000 from $4,000 for clearing members, to $5,500 from $4,400 for members, and to $6,750 from $5,400 for customers.

Margins for the December 2007 and January 2008 NYMEX miNYTM crude oil futures contract will increase to $2,875 from $2,375 for clearing members, to $3,163 from $2,613 for members, and to $3,881 from $3,206 for customers. Margins for all other months will increase to $2,500 from $2,000 for clearing members, to $2,750 from $2,200 for members, and to $3,375 from $2,700 for customers.  

 
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