News Release

NYMEX to Launch Two Ethanol Swap Futures Contracts on NYMEX Clearport®

Mon Jul 02 2007

New York, N.Y., July 2, 2007 --  The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced that it will introduce two new ethanol swap futures contacts on NYMEX ClearPort, beginning on July 8 for trade date July 9.

The new contracts are the Chicago ethanol (Platts) swap (CU) and New York ethanol (Platts) swap (EZ) futures.  The first listed month will be the July 2007 contract month, and they will be listed for 36 consecutive months.  

 The contracts will be 42,000 gallons in size with a minimum price fluctuation of $0.0001 per gallon. 

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