News Release

NYMEX Sets Daily Volume Record for Natural Gas, Heating Oil Futures on CME Globex®

Mon Feb 11 2008

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., a subsidiary of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMX), set daily volume records on February 8 for natural gas and heating oil futures traded on the CME Globex electronic trading platform.

Natural gas futures reached 174,470 contracts, surpassing the 158,525 contracts traded on December 13, 2007.

Heating oil futures totaled 107,470 contracts, exceeding the 96,799 contracts traded on June 13, 2007.

NYMEX launched its physically settled futures contracts for trading on CME Globex during regular open outcry trading hours on September 5, 2006, following its initial offering of financially settled, standard-sized and NYMEX miNY energy futures contracts for trading on CME Globex on June 12, 2006. On December 4, 2006, NYMEX introduced full-sized and COMEX miNY metals futures contracts for side by side trading. Options trading launched on CME Globex on June 25.

Access to electronic trading of NYMEX energy and metals products is available virtually 24 hours a day on CME Globex.

  For more information, go to http://www.nymexoncmeglobex.com/.

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SOURCE: The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.

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