LONDON, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, today announced that ICE Futures Europe reached a daily volume record of 16,034 contracts in ICE Coal futures on October 17, 2013. The previous volume record was 14,090 contracts on March 28, 2013.
Volume for ICE Coal futures and options also reached a combined record of 21,734 contracts on October 17, 2013, compared with the previous combined record of 19,390 on June 25, 2013.
ICE gC Newcastle Coal futures achieved record open interest of 26,941 contracts on October 17, 2013.
"ICE offers the following Coal futures and options contracts: ICE gC Newcastle Coal, ICE API 4* Richards Bay Coal and ICE API 2* Rotterdam Coal and continues to expand the range of coal contracts available for trading and clearing.
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