News Release

NYMEX Launches NYMEX Direct Energy Pro

Mon Apr 03 2006

NEW YORK (April 3, 2006) — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today announced that it will launch NYMEX Direct™ Energy Pro, a new information service providing real-time energy news, market data and charting capabilities. In addition to providing the trading community with up-to-the-moment market information, the new service will include the full Dow Jones Energy Service.

NYMEX Direct™ Energy Pro includes interactive charts with more than 30 studies, real-time streaming quotes, customized workspaces, data-export capabilities and the ability to add market data from more than 80 global exchanges.

Exchange President James, E. Newsome said, "Information is at a premium to traders today. The Exchange is pleased to offer this comprehensive market data and news tool to equip market players with a competitive advantage in this information-driven arena."

"Dow Jones Energy Service is the premier news source for traders, brokers and producers in the oil and natural gas markets," said John Hitchcock, managing director, energy and commodities, Dow Jones Newswires. "We are excited to serve these energy market professionals on the new NYMEX Direct™ Energy Pro service."

The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., is the largest physical commodity exchange in the world, offering futures and options trading in energy and metals contracts, and clearing services for off-exchange energy transactions. Through a combination of open outcry floor trading and the NYMEX ACCESS® and NYMEX ClearPort® electronic-trading platforms, a wide range of products – including crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas, coal, electricity, gold, silver, copper, aluminum, and platinum group metals markets – are available virtually 24 hours each day.

Dow Jones Energy Service provides real-time news, data and analysis for global oil, power and natural gas markets, reported from key markets, production regions and trading centers around the world.

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