News Release

NYMEX to Change Margins for RBOB Gasoline Futures Contracts

Wed Feb 20 2008
NEW YORK, N.Y., February 20, 2008 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it will change margins for the RBOB gasoline, RBOB financial, RBOB calendar swap, and NYMEX miNYTM RBOB futures contracts, effective at the close of business tomorrow. 
 
Margins for the first month of the RBOB gasoline, RBOB financial, and RBOB calendar swap futures contracts will increase to $6,000 from $5,500 for clearing members, to $6,600 from $6,050 for members, and to $8,100 from $7,425 for customers. The margins for the second to sixth months will increase to $5,500 from $5,000 for clearing members, to $6,050 from $5,500 for members, and to $7,425 from $6,750 for customers. Margins for the seventh to 10th months will increase to $4,750 from $4,250 for clearing members, to $5,225 from $4,675 for members, and to $6,413 from $5,738 for customers. The margins for all other months will increase to $4,500 from $4,000 for clearing members, to $4,950 from $4,400 for members, and to $6,075 from $5,400 for customers.
 
 
Margins for the first month of the NYMEX miNY RBOB gasoline futures contract will increase to $3,000 from $2,750 for clearing members, to $3,300 from $3,025 for members, and to $4,050 from $3,713 for customers. The margins for the second to sixth months will increase to $2,750 from $2,500 for clearing members, to $3,025 from $2,750 for members, and to $3,713 from $3,375 for customers. Margins for the seventh to 10th months will increase to $2,375 from $2,125 for clearing members, to $2,613 from $2,338 for members, and to $3,206 from $2,869 for customers. The margins for all other months will increase to $2,250 from $2,000 for clearing members, to $2,475 from $2,200 for members, and to $3,038 from $2,700 for customers.
 
 
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