News Release

NYMEX to Expand Months Listed for Brent Crude Oil Financial Futures Contract

Fri Sep 07 2007

NEW YORK, N.Y., September 7, 2007 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today announced that it will expand the months that it lists its Brent crude oil financial futures contract by an additional three years, beginning on September 16 for trade date September 17.

NYMEX will list the balance of the current year plus eight additional years. Monthly contracts from October 2007 through December 2015 will be listed. An additional calendar year will be added at the open of the business day following the termination of the nearby December contract. The contract is currently listed for the current year plus five additional years.


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