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Exchange Announces Abbreviated Trading Hours in Dublin During U.S. Holiday Weekend

Tue Jun 28 2005
NEW YORK, N.Y., June 28, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., announced today that its Dublin facility will close at 1:00 PM New York time (6:00 PM Dublin time) on both Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4, for the United States Independence Day holiday.

The Brent crude oil futures and Northwest Europe gasoil futures contracts will be available for trading on both abbreviated days. The light sweet crude oil / Brent crude oil futures spread will not be available for trading on Monday, July 4, when the Exchange's New York trading floor is closed.
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