News Release

NYMEX to List Additional Months for Crude and Heating Oil Contracts

Fri Mar 16 2007

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 16, 2007 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced that it will list additional months for the heating oil futures and crude oil futures and options contracts, on April 15 for the trade date of April 16.

Three additional years of the June and December contract months will be listed for crude oil futures and options contracts, so that crude will be listed out for nine years forward through December 2015. Crude oil futures and options contracts are currently listed for the current year and five additional years. Further months will be added on an annual basis when the December contract expires.

The heating oil futures contract will be listed for 36 consecutive months on a rolling basis.

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Contact: Brenda Guzman, NYMEX, 212-299-2436 or  Keil Decker, NYMEX, 212-299-2209

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