NYMEX issued the following announcement on Wednesday, August 20, 2008:
Tentatively scheduled to launch for the August 25th trade date, NYMEX will be listing a new Emissions Futures Contract (Carbon RGGI Emissions – Globex® trading symbol: RGI, Clearing Code: RJ), on August 26 we will launch the related options contract (Carbon RGGI Emissions Options, Product Code: OR).
The futures contract will be available for trading/trade submission on the Globex® and NYMEX ClearPort® Clearing electronic venues. The Options Contract will be available on the NYMEX Floor and NYMEX ClearPort® Clearing. Please note that only a single contract month (December 2009) will be listed initially.
Product specifications for this product are attached. A NYMEX notice was published, confirming the official launch date of this product.
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