News Release

CME Group Announces Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures All-Time Daily Volume Record, Surpassing 1.2 Million Contracts

Wed Nov 14 2018

CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it reached a daily trading volume record of 1,232,635 contracts for Henry Hub Natural Gas futures on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, surpassing the previous record of 1,022,858 contracts set on Jan. 12, 2018. Additional energy futures and options volume records reached yesterday include:

  • Record 994,030 energy options contracts, surpassing the previous record of 732,462 contracts set on Mar. 9, 2017
  • Record 794,990 electronic energy options contracts, surpassing the previous record of 554,818 contracts traded on Mar. 9, 2017
  • Record 693,975 WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil options contracts, surpassing the previous record of 579,935 contracts on Nov. 30, 2016

Additionally, energy futures and options traded a combined 5,067,202 contracts yesterday, including nearly 2.1 million WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil futures contracts. The current record of 5,067,833 combined energy futures and options contracts traded was set on Dec. 1, 2016.

CME Group's suite of energy futures and options contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX. Additional information about CME Group's energy products can be found at

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest ratesequity indexesforeign exchangeenergyagricultural products and metals.  The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform.  In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing.  With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.

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