News Release

CME Group Announces Seven Consecutive Open Interest Records in Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures

Fri Jan 13 2012

CHICAGO, January 13, 2012 – CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it had reached seven consecutive daily open interest records for its benchmark Henry Hub Natural Gas futures contract. These contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX.

Trading Date

Open Interest

Thurs., Jan. 12

1,115,469 contracts

Wed., Jan. 11

1,112,288 contracts

Tues., Jan. 10

1,096,284 contracts

Mon., Jan. 9

1,079,161 contracts

Fri., Jan. 6

1,064,301 contracts

Thurs., Jan. 5

1,049,902 contracts

Wed., Jan. 4

1,033,447 contracts

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