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New Petroleum Product Swap Futures Contracts to Launch at CME Group on ClearPort

Mon Dec 15 2008

CHICAGO, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced 20 new petroleum product swaps futures contracts, including a Brent CFD contract, European premium gasoline contracts, fuel oil contracts, Asian propane contracts, and balance-of-month (BALMO) futures contracts on ClearPort®, beginning on December 21 for trade date December 22.

The new futures contracts and their commodity codes are: Brent CFD swap (6W); New York fuel oil 0.3% HP swap (8N); premium unleaded gasoline 10ppm (Platts) CIF Med swap (2G); premium unleaded gasoline 10ppm (Platts) FOB Med swap (3G); premium unleaded gasoline 10ppm (Platts) cargoes CIF NW Europe Swap (4G); premium unleaded gasoline 10ppm (Platts) CIF Med BALMO swap (6G); premium unleaded gasoline 10ppm (Platts) FOB Med BALMO swap (8G); premium unleaded gasoline 10ppm (Platts) CIF NW Europe BALMO swap (6D); fuel oil 3.5% CIF Med swap (7D); fuel oil 3.5% CIF Med BALMO swap (8D); gasoil 0.1 CIF Med vs. ICE gasoil BALMO swap (8W); ULSD 10ppm CIF Med vs. ICE gasoil BALMO swap (7V); gasoil 0.1 barges FOB Rotterdam vs. ICE gasoil BALMO swap (6V); gasoil 0.1 cargoes CIF NW Europe vs. ICE gasoil BALMO swap (4V); gasoil 10ppm cargoes CIF NW Europe vs. ICE gasoil BALMO swap (3V); diesel 10ppm barges FOB Rotterdam vs. ICE gasoil BALMO swap (7X); jet fuel cargoes CIF NW Europe vs. ICE gasoil BALMO swap (6X); jet fuel barges FOB Rotterdam vs. ICE gasoil BALMO swap (9Q); Argus propane (Saudi Aramco) swap (9N); and Argus propane Far East index swap (7E). The first listed month for all contracts will be January 2009.

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CME Group (http://www.cmegroup.com) is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT and NYMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on trading floors in Chicago and New York. By acting as the buyer to every seller and the seller to every buyer, CME Clearing virtually eliminates counterparty credit risk. CME Clearing also offers $7 billion in financial safeguards to help mitigate systemic risk, providing the security and confidence market participants need to operate, invest and grow. CME Group offers the widest range of benchmark products available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."

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