News Release

NYMEX Announces Trading at Settlement for Energy Futures Contracts Traded on CME Globex®

Fri Jul 28 2006

New York, N.Y., July 28, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced that trading at settlement (TAS) will be available for all full-sized NYMEX financial energy futures contracts traded on CME Globex, beginning on August 6 for trade date August 7.

The TAS products and their commodity codes will be: WTI crude oil financial TAS (WST); RBOB gasoline financial TAS (RTT); heating oil financial TAS (BHT); natural gas penultimate financial TAS (HPT); natural gas last day financial TAS (HHT); Brent crude oil financial TAS (BBT); NYMEX Europe Brent crude oil TAS (SCT); and NYMEX Europe gasoil TAS (GRT).

TAS contracts will be available for the first two listed months for these products and will be subject to the existing TAS rules of the underlying physical products. Trading in all TAS products will cease daily at 2:30 PM EST.

All fees will be based on the existing rate structure for the cleared products on CME Globex.

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