NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced it reached two consecutive records in open interest for its benchmark Henry Hub Natural Gas (NG) futures contract.
Open interest for Henry Hub Natural Gas was 1,320,785 yesterday, March 18, and 1,316,945 on Friday, March 15. Friday's open interest was the first to break a new record since April 20, 2012, when it reached 1,308,114.
This comes at the same time that CME Group's financially settled natural gas contracts are trading at record levels on CME Globex, CME group's electronic trading platform.
These contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX.
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