News Release

NYMEX to List New One-month Calendar Spread and Crack Spread Options Contracts on CME Globex®

Thu Nov 29 2007

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced that it will list crack spread options and one-month calendar spread options for its crude oil, natural gas, heating oil, and RBOB gasoline contracts on CME Globex, beginning on December 16 for trade date December 17.

The new options contracts and their commodity codes are: WTI crude oil one-month calendar spread options (WAY); Natural gas one-month calendar spread options (IAY); Heating oil one-month calendar spread options (FAY); RBOB gasoline one-month calendar spread options (ZAY); Heating oil cracks spread options (CHY); RBOB gasoline crack spread options (RXY).

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