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NYMEX Announces Margins for the Nine New Natural Gas Delivery Point Pipe Options Contracts

Thu Dec 13 2007

New York, N.Y., December 13, 2007 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced margins for its nine new natural gas delivery pipe options contracts that will trade on NYMEX ClearPort® and the NYMEX trading floor, beginning on December 16 for trade date December 17.

Margins for the PG&E Citygate pipe options contract will be $1,200 for clearing members, $1,320 for members, and $1,620 for customers.

The margins for the Alberta, Northern Rockies, Chicago Citygate, Houston Ship Channel, San Juan, SOCAL, and Panhandle pipe options contracts will be $1,100 for clearing members, $1,210 for members, and $1,485 for customers.

Margins for the Transco Zone 6 pipe options contracts will be $1,700 for clearing members, $1,870 for members, and $2,295 for customers.


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