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CME Group Announces the Launch of New Natural Gas Swing and Index Swap Futures Contracts

Wed Apr 15 2009

CHICAGO, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group Inc., the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced 44 new natural gas swing and index swap futures contracts, scheduled to begin trading on April 26 for trade date April 27. These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of NYMEX. They will be available through CME ClearPort®, a set of flexible clearing services open to over-the-counter market participants to substantially mitigate counterparty risk and provide capital efficiencies across asset classes.

 

The new swing swap futures contracts and their commodity codes will be:

 

  • SoCal City-Gate natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (T9)
  • Southern Star, Tex-Okla.-Kan. natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (M4)
  • OneOk ,Oklahoma natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (M3)
  • Texas Eastern, WLA natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (X8)
  • Florida Gas, Zone 2 natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (X5)
  • Transco Zone 1 natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (X4)
  • Transco Zone 2 natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (X3)
  • Columbia Gulf, Mainline natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (X2)
  • Tennessee, 800 Leg natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (W5)
  • Texas Gas, Zone 1 natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (Y9)
  • Florida Gas, Zone 3 natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (J8)
  • Transco Zone 4 natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (J3)
  • Columbia Gulf, LA. natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (J6)
  • Texas Gas, Zone SL natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (J7)
  • Texas Eastern, ELA natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (K9)
  • Southern Natural, LA. natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (K8)
  • Trunkline ELA natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (K7)
  • ANR, LA. natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (K6)
  • NGPL STX natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (Q7)
  • Algonquin City-Gates natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (C8)
  • Questar natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (C6)
  • Alberta natural gas (Platts Gas Daily) (K5)

     

 

 

 

The new index swap futures contracts and their commodity codes will be:

 

  • Southern Star, Tx.-Okla.-Kan. natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (C9)
  • OneOk, Oklahoma natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (C7)
  • Texas Eastern, WLA natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (C2)
  • Florida Gas, Zone 2 natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (C3)
  • Transco Zone 1 natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (C4)
  • Transco Zone 2 natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (L7)
  • Columbia Gulf, Mainline natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (L2)
  • Tennessee, 800 Leg natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (L4)
  • Texas Gas, Zone 1 natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (N4)
  • Florida Gas, Zone 3 natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (Q9)
  • Transco Zone 4 natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (B2)
  • Columbia Gulf, LA. natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (S9)
  • Texas Gas, Zone SL natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (S7)
  • Texas Eastern, ELA natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (M9)
  • Southern Natural, LA. natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (M8)
  • Trunkline ELA natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (M7)
  • ANR, LA. natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (M6)
  • SoCal City-Gate natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (N5)
  • NGPL STX natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (N6)
  • Algonquin City-Gates natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (N7)
  • Questar natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (N8)
  • Malin natural gas (Platts Gas Daily/Platts IFERC) (V8)

     

 

 

 

The first listed month will be May 2009 for all of the contracts. The natural gas swing swap futures contracts will be listed for two consecutive months, and the natural gas index swap futures contracts will be listed for 36 consecutive months.

 

For more information, please visit www.nymex.com.

 

CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT and NYMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on trading floors in Chicago and New York. By acting as the buyer to every seller and the seller to every buyer, CME Clearing virtually eliminates counterparty credit risk. CME Clearing also offers financial safeguards to help mitigate systemic risk, providing the security and confidence market participants need to operate, invest and grow. CME Group offers the widest range of benchmark products available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."

 

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