News Release

NYMEX, OilAnalytics to Provide Market Data and Analysis for Energy Markets

Thu May 10 2007

NEW YORK, NY, May 10, 2007 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. and energy consultancy OilAnalytics today announced the launch of NYMEX Direct Analytics, a service that will enable energy professionals to access key supply and demand data that drives global energy pricing through the NYMEX website, www.nymex.com.

NYMEX Direct Analytics provides traders and analysts with comprehensive analysis of supply, demand, and pricing data for the energy industry. Using tools that have been developed over the last 20 years, energy professionals can use the service to understand energy price direction and volatility as a function of fundamental supply and demand information.

Available as separate packages, OilAnalytics and Natural Gas Analytics include more than 500 separate tables and charts covering supply, demand, and futures prices. In addition to the data, the service offers unique comparative analysis on stocks versus prices, inventory forecasts, and spread prices.

NYMEX President and Chief Executive Officer James E. Newsome said, "OilAnalytics is a natural partner for NYMEX. The services they provide give energy traders quick and easy access to the fundamental data that impacts energy market prices. They can add great value for any analyst or trader who follows the energy markets."

Joel Fingerman, CEO of OilAnalytics commented: "OilAnalytics contains a large amount of data on supply and demand history, NYMEX price history, and relationships between supply and demand variables and price. Quite simply, this vast data source of frequently updated information is a "one-stop shop" for analysts and traders looking for fundamental supply and demand information and its impact on prices. For instance, when the weekly DOE data of oil industry supply and demand are released at 10:30 am EST on Wednesday mornings, within minutes every chart and table is fully updated and available on the site."

About NYMEX Holdings, Inc.
NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:NMX) is the parent company of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., the world's largest physical commodities exchange, offering futures and options trading in energy and metals contracts and clearing services for more than 280 off-exchange energy contracts. Through a hybrid model of open outcry floor trading and electronic trading on CME Globex® and NYMEX ClearPort® , NYMEX offers crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas, coal, electricity, gold, silver, copper, aluminum, platinum group metals, and soft commodities contracts for trading and clearing virtually 24 hours each day. Further information about NYMEX Holdings, Inc. and the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. is available on the NYMEX website at www.nymex.com.

About OilAnalytics
Complied by industry veterans over 20 years, OilAnalytics.net and NaturalGasAnalytics.net is run by Joel Fingerman. Joel Fingerman founded OilAnalytics while teaching quantitative methods at the Business College of Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. He created a client driven service for energy related firms, seeking high quality quantitative analysis of fundamental data relating to supply, demand, inventory and pricing of energy products. Mr. Fingerman's clients include leaders in the crude, refined products and natural gas industries, as well as the U.S. government. Mr. Fingerman received his Ph.D. in mathematics from University of Chicago.

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