• Performance Bond Requirements-Effective August 25, 2009-Outright (SCAN) Tiers Structures Change for the Existing Natural Gas Index Swap Contracts

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      • 09-372
      • Notice Date
      • 26 August 2009
      • Effective Date
      • 27 August 2009
    • As per the normal review of market volatility to ensure adequate collateral coverage, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., Clearing House Risk Management staff approved the performance bond requirements for the following products listed below. The rates are effective at the close of business from Thursday, Aug 27th, 2009 (close of business) to Tuesday, Sept 8th, 2009 (close of business).
      Futures Contracts:       
      Transco Zone 4 (B2) Texas Eastern (C2) Florida Gas Zone 2 (C3) Transco Zone 1 (C4) Oneok (C7) Southern Star (C9) Demarcation Index Swap (DI), SoCal Index Swap (IF), Dominion Index Swap (IH), CenterPoint Index Swap (II), San Juan Index Swap (IJ), PG&E City Gate Index Swap (IK), El Paso/Permian Index Swap (IL), Henry Hub Index Swap (IN), Dawn Index Swap (IO), Houston Ship Channel Index Swap (IP), ANR OK Index Swap (IQ), Rockies Index Swap (IR), Chicago Index Swap (IS), Transco Zone 6 Index Swap (IT), Sumas Index Swap (IU), Panhandle Index Swap (IV), NGPL Mid-Continent Index Swap (IW),TETCO M-3 Index Swap (IX), Waha Index Swap (IY),Columbia Gulf Mainline (L2) Tennessee 800 leg (L4) Transco Zone 2 (L7)   ANR La. (M6) Trunkline ELA (M7) Southern Natural La. (M8) Texas Eastern ELA (M9) Texas Gas Zone 1 (N4) Socal City Gate (N5) NGPL STX (N6) Algonquin City-Gates (N7) Questar (N8) NGPL Tex/OK Index Swap (OI) and Ventura
      Index Swap (VI), TCO Natural Gas Index Swap(Q1), TETCO STX Natural Gas Index Swap(Q2),
      Tennessee Zone 0 Natural Gas Index Swap(Q4), Florida Gas Zone 3 (Q9) Texas Gas Zone SL (S7)
      Columbia Gulf (S9)  Malin (V8) Transco Zone 3 Natural Gas Index Swap(Y6), Tennessee
      500 Leg Natural Gas Index Swap(Y7), Michcon Natural Gas Index Swap(Y8), CIG Rockies Natural Gas
      Index Swap(Z8).
      Contract Months:          All Months
      Note:   The revised margin Tiers are in bold.
      NYMEX Outright (Scan) Margin and Intra-Commodity Spread Tiers For Existing Natural Gas Index Swaps
      1st - 2nd Nearby
      1st Nearby
      3rd Nearby
      2nd Nearby
      4th And Greater
      3rd And Greater
      * After Sept 8th, 2009 Original Tiers apply.