News Release

NYMEX to Change Margins for RBOB Gasoline Futures Contracts

Mon Jun 09 2008

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 9, 2008 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today 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 $8,750 from $7,750 for clearing members, to $9,625 from $8,525 for members, and to $11,813 from $10,463 for customers. The margins for the second to fourth months will increase to $8,250 from $7,250 clearing members, to $9,075 from $7,975 for members, and to $11,138 from $9,788 for customers. Margins for the fifth to 11th months will increase to $7,500 from $6,500 for clearing members, to $8,250 from $7,150 for members, and to $10,125 from $8,775 customers.  Margins for all other months will increase to $7,250 from $6,250 for clearing members, to $7,975 from $6,875 for members, and to $9,788 from $8,438 for customers.

Margins for the first month of the NYMEX miNY RBOB gasoline futures contract will increase to $4,375 from $3,875 for clearing members, to $4,813 from $4,263 for members, and to $5,906 from 5,231 for customers. The margins for the second to fourth months will increase to $4,125 from $3,625 for clearing members, to $4,538 from $3,988 for members, and to $5,569 from $4,894 for customers. Margins for the fifth to 11th months will increase to $3,750 from $3,250 for clearing members, to $4,125 from $3,575 for members, and to $5,063 from $4,388 for customers. Margins for all other months will increase to $3,625 from $3,125 for clearing members, to $3,988 from $3,438 for members, and to $4,894 from $4,219 for customers. 

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