CME Group Announces WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil Futures Volume Record, Surpassing 1.6 Million Contracts

RBOB Gasoline Futures Open Interest Also Reaches New Record

Feb 10, 2016, 14:04 ET from CME Group

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it reached a trading volume record for WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil futures yesterday, February 9, 2016, of 1,603,771 contracts compared to the previous record of 1,595,710 contracts on December 8, 2015.     

Additionally, CME Group reached an open interest record of 408,652 contracts for RBOB Gasoline futures yesterday surpassing the previous record of 406,054 contracts on February 8, 2016.

WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil and RBOB Gasoline futures contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX.

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