ATLANTA, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IntercontinentalExchange , a leading global exchange operator and over-the-counter (OTC) energy marketplace, announced today that its ICE Futures Europe subsidiary achieved new records both exchange-wide and in the ICE WTI Crude futures contract yesterday. On November 29, exchange-wide volume at ICE Futures Europe reached a record 875,375 contracts, surpassing the November 13, 2007 record of 858,604 contracts.
ICE WTI Crude futures established a new daily volume record yesterday with 385,502 contracts traded, surpassing the previous record established January 11, 2007 of 377,672 contracts.
IntercontinentalExchange(R) www.theice.com operates global commodity and financial products marketplaces, including the world's leading electronic energy markets and soft commodity exchange. ICE's diverse futures and over- the-counter (OTC) markets offer contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions, as well as agricultural commodities including canola, cocoa, coffee, cotton, ethanol, orange juice, wood pulp and sugar, in addition to foreign currency and equity index futures and options. ICE(R) conducts its energy futures markets through ICE Futures Europe(sm), its London-based futures exchange, which offers the world's leading oil benchmarks and trades nearly half of the world's global crude futures in its markets. ICE conducts its soft commodity, foreign exchange and equity index markets through its U.S. futures exchange, ICE Futures U.S.(sm), which provides global futures and options markets, as well as clearing services through ICE Clear U.S.(sm) In August 2007, ICE acquired the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange Inc., the leading agricultural futures exchange in Canada. ICE's state-of-the-art electronic trading platform brings market access and transparency to participants in more than 50 countries. ICE was added to the Russell 1000(R) Index in June 2006 and the S&P 500 Index in September 2007. Headquartered in Atlanta, ICE also has offices in Calgary, Chicago, Dublin, Houston, London, New York, Singapore and Winnipeg. For more information, please visit .
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