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NYMEX to Change Margins for Crude Oil and Petroleum Swap Futures Contracts on NYMEX ClearPort®

Tue Feb 26 2008
New York, N.Y., February 26, 2008 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced margin changes for some of its crude oil and petroleum products swap futures contracts on NYMEX ClearPort, beginning at the close of business tomorrow.
 
Margins for the Brent bullet swap, Brent crude oil last day, and Brent (ICE) calendar swap futures contracts will increase to $5,250 from $4,500 for clearing members, to $5,775 from $4,950 for members, and to $7,088 from $6,075 for customers.
 
 The margins for the 3.5% fuel oil FOB Mediterranean crack spread swap 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.
 
 Margins for the Gulf Coast No. 6 fuel oil crack swap (Platts) futures contract 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.
 
The margins for the Gulf Coast No. 2 heating oil crack spread calendar swap (Platts) and Gulf Coast unleaded 87 gasoline crack spread calendar swap (Platts) futures contracts will increase to $4,000 from $3,000 for clearing members, to $4,400 from $3,300 for members, and to $5,400 from $4,050 for customers.
 
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