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Exchange Sets Volume Record for e-miNYsm Futures Contracts

Fri Jul 08 2005
NEW YORK, N.Y., July 8, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., announced today, that a record 43,773 e-miNYsm futures contracts were traded on July 7, surpassing the previous record of 26,749 contracts set on June 28.

The e-miNYsm crude oil futures contracts hit a record high of 41,765 contracts traded on July 7, exceeding the record of 25,426 contracts set on June 28.

Exchange President James E. Newsome said, "We are pleased with that the marketplace has embraced the e-miNYsm futures contracts. They are part of the versatile slate of financial instruments offered by the Exchange to serve the needs of a varied group of energy market participants."
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