News Release

Exchange Announces Accountability Levels, Position Limits for New NYMEX miNYTM Contracts

Fri Jan 13 2006

NEW YORK, N.Y., January 13, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., announced accountability levels and position limits for the new NYMEX miNYTM gasoline and heating oil futures contracts, which will launch on January 16 for trade date January 17.

The position accountability levels for the contracts will be 7,000 contracts for any single month or all months, aggregated with the corresponding full–sized contract. Expiration position limits are 1,000 contracts.

The reportable level for the NYMEX miNYTM gasoline futures contract will be 150 contracts and 250 contracts for the NYMEX miNYTM heating oil futures.

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