News Release

Exchange Sets Volume Records on NYMEX ClearPort®

Thu Aug 25 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y., August 25, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., announced today that a record 226,653 contracts were cleared through NYMEX ClearPort® yesterday, surpassing the previous record of 219,690 contracts cleared on June 14.

Exchange President James E. Newsome said, "NYMEX ClearPort® provides unparalleled flexibility and security to our market participants. We are delighted to see the continued growth and increased demand of this risk management tool."

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