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CME Group Announces the Launch of New Petroleum Product Swap Futures Contracts

Wed Feb 25 2009

CHICAGO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced 13 new petroleum product swap futures contracts, scheduled to begin trading on March 8 for trade date March 9. These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of NYMEX. The products will be available through CME ClearPort®, an open clearing system.


The new swap futures contracts and their commodity codes will be: EIA flat tax on-highway diesel (A5); Argus LLS trade month (A4); Argus LLS vs. WTI (Argus) trade month (E5); Argus WTI trade month (V7); New York 0.7% fuel oil (Platts) (Y4); New York 2.2% fuel oil (Platts) (Y3); New York 3.0% fuel oil (Platts) (H1); Japan naphtha BALMO (E6); freight route TC4 BALMO (V9); Mt. Belvieu propane (OPIS) BALMO (V6); Mt. Belvieu natural gasoline (OPIS) BALMO (V5); Mt. Belvieu ethane (OPIS) BALMO (V4); and Mt. Belvieu butane (OPIS) BALMO (Y5).


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