News Release

NYMEX to Change Margins for Heating Oil, Related Futures Contracts

Thu Mar 06 2008
NEW YORK, N.Y., March 6, 2008 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it will change margins for the heating oil, New York Harbor heating oil calendar swap, heating oil financial, and NYMEX miNYTM heating oil futures contracts, beginning at the close of business tomorrow. 
 
Margins for the first month of the heating oil, New York Harbor heating oil calendar swap, and heating oil financial futures contracts will increase to $6,500 from $5,750 for clearing members, to $7,150 from $6,325 for members, and to $8,775 from $7,763 for customers. The margins for the second month will increase to $6,000 from $5,250 for clearing members, to $6,600 from $5,775 for members, and to $8,100 from $7,088 for customers. Margins for third through 11th months will increase to $5,000 from $4,500 for clearing members, to $5,500 from $4,950 for members, and to $6,750 from $6,075 for customers. The margins for all other months will remain unchanged.
 
The margins for the first month of the NYMEX miNY heating oil futures contract will increase to $3,250 from $2,875 for clearing members, to $3,575 from $3,163 for members, and to $4,388 from $3,881 for customers. Margins for the second month will increase to $3,000 from $2,625 for clearing members, to $3,300 from $2,888 for members, and to $4,050 from $3,544 for customers. The margins for third through 11th months will increase to $2,500 from $2,250 for clearing members, to $2,750 from $2,475 for members, and to $3, 375 from $3,038 for customers.  Margins for all other months will remain the same.
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