News Release

NYMEX Sets Daily Volume Records, Including Total Volume Traded on CME Globex®

Fri Jul 27 2007

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., a subsidiary of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMX), announced that it set a number of daily volume records, including total futures and options contracts traded on the CME Globex electronic trading platform, as well as gold futures and crude oil options contracts traded on CME Globex yesterday. The gold futures contract also reached a total volume record of combined contracts traded via electronic and open outcry. Total futures and options contracts on CME Globex reached a record 993,324, exceeding the 959,721 contracts traded on July 18.

Total gold futures, on CME Globex and the trading floor, traded 257,914 contracts, surpassing the 212,848 contracts traded on November 28, 2005.

Gold futures on CME Globex totaled 198,740, topping the 137,881 contract traded on May 29.

Crude oil options on CME Globex traded 5,686 contracts, surpassing the 5,674 contracts traded on July 12.

NYMEX launched its physically settled futures contracts for trading on CME Globex during regular open outcry trading hours on September 5, 2006, following its initial offering of financially settled, standard-sized and NYMEX miNY energy futures contracts for trading on CME Globex on June 12, 2006. On December 4, 2006, NYMEX introduced full-sized and COMEX miNY metals futures contracts for side by side trading. Options trading was launched on CME Globex on June 25.

Access to electronic trading of NYMEX energy and metals products is available virtually 24 hours a day on CME Globex. For more information, go to

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SOURCE: NYMEX Holdings, Inc.

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