News Release

CME Group Announces Energy Complex Volume Surpass 3 Million Contracts

Wed Feb 23 2011

          CHICAGO, February 23, 2011 – CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced record total trading volume of 3,098,129 contracts across its entire complex of Energy products for trade date Tuesday, February 22.


This is the second time CME Group’s Energy complex has surpassed 3 million contracts. The previous record was Oct. 20, 2009 with 3,097,645 contracts.  


These contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX.



                As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk.  CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.   CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago.  CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed and over-the-counter derivatives markets. 


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