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CME Group Announces Launch of Four New Chicago Petroleum Contracts on CME ClearPort

Wed Jan 14 2009

CHICAGO, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced four new Chicago petroleum products swap futures contracts on CME ClearPort®, scheduled to begin trading on January 25 for trade date January 26. These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.


The new swap futures contracts and their commodity codes will be: Chicago unleaded gasoline (Platts) (2C); Chicago unleaded gasoline (Platts) vs. RBOB spread (3C); Chicago ultra low sulfur diesel (Platts) (4C); and Chicago ultra low sulfur diesel (Platts) vs. heating oil spread (5C).


The contracts will be listed for 36 consecutive months beginning with the February 2009 contract. They will be available for trading and clearing until the last business day of the contract month.


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