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NYMEX to List Brent Crude Oil Last Day Futures Contract for Open-Outcry Trading

Tue Mar 04 2008

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 4, 2008 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it will list the Brent crude oil – last day futures contract for trading on the NYMEX trading floor, beginning on Friday, March 7.

 
The Brent crude oil – last day futures contract is currently available for trading on the CME GLOBEX® electronic trading platform and for clearing on NYMEX ClearPort®.
 
Information on fees can be found on the NYMEX web site, http://www.nymex.com/.
 
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Contact: Brenda Guzman, 212-299-2436 or David Garland, 212-299-2549

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