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CME Group Announces Three Consecutive Open Interest Records in Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures

Wed Jun 15 2011

CHICAGO, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it had reached three consecutive records in open interest for its benchmark Henry Hub Natural Gas futures contracts. These contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX.


Trading Date

Open Interest

Friday, June 10

1,006,402 contracts

Monday, June 13

1,009,000 contracts

Tuesday, June 14

1,013,660 contracts




Prior to June 10, the previous record for Henry Hub Natural Gas futures open interest was 1,004,801 contracts set on May 4, 2011.

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