News Release

NYMEX to Suspend Additional Block Trading Fee for Energy Futures Contracts

Mon Feb 26 2007

NEW YORK, N.Y., February 26, 2007 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it will suspend the $1.50 additional fee associated with block trades in the crude oil, heating oil, natural gas and RBOB gasoline futures contracts.

Block trades will continue to be available with a minimum quantity of 200 contracts for crude oil futures, and 100 contracts for natural gas, heating oil and gasoline futures. Block trades may be submitted on the trading floor or by fax to the NYMEX facilitation desk, if registered for NYMEX ClearPort®.

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