News Release

NYMEX Sets Daily Volume Records on CME Globex®

Fri Jul 14 2006

NEW YORK, NY, July 14, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it set daily volume records for total energy futures contracts, NYMEX miNYTM heating oil futures, and natural gas (last day) financial futures contracts traded on CME Globex on July 13.

NYMEX energy futures reached an estimated 119,238 contracts, surpassing the 108,111 contracts traded on June 21.

The NYMEX miNY heating oil futures traded an estimated 5,339 contracts, topping the 4,792 contracts traded on July 7.

The natural gas (last day) financial futures contracts traded and estimated 1,627 contracts, exceeding the 1,530 contracts traded on June 21.


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