News Release

NYMEX Energy Futures Contracts Set Daily Volume Records on CME Globex®

Fri Sep 29 2006

New York, N.Y., September 29, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced that it set daily volume records for total NYMEX energy, light sweet crude oil, Brent financial, and RBOB gasoline futures contracts traded on CME Globex yesterday.

Energy futures contracts reached 338,498, surpassing the 331,569 contracts traded on September 19. Crude oil futures totaled 145,633 contracts, exceeding the 136,645 contracts traded on September 13. Brent financial futures traded 304 contracts, beating the 157 contracts traded on September 27. The RBOB gasoline futures contract reached 7,278 contracts, surpassing the 4,891 contracts traded on September 27. For more information, go to

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