ATLANTA, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IntercontinentalExchange , a leading operator of global exchanges and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced that its ICE Futures Europe(TM) subsidiary yesterday set a new exchange-wide daily volume record and for the first time surpassed the 400,000 mark in ICE Brent Crude futures contract daily volume. On Wednesday, January 9, ICE Brent Crude futures volume reached 409,288, surpassing by 6% the previous record of 387,422 contracts established on May 15, 2007.
Total ICE Futures Europe volume yesterday established a new all-time volume record of 885,498 contracts, exceeding the previous record of 875,375 contracts on November 29, 2007.
IntercontinentalExchange(R) www.theice.com is a leading operator of global exchanges and over-the-counter (OTC) markets. ICE offers futures and OTC markets on a single trading platform, including markets for crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions, as well as agricultural commodities and financial products such as canola, cocoa, coffee, cotton, ethanol, orange juice, wood pulp, sugar, foreign currency and equity index futures and options. ICE(R) conducts its energy futures markets, including the leading oil benchmark contracts, through its London-based exchange, ICE Futures Europe(TM). ICE conducts its global agricultural commodity, foreign exchange and equity index futures markets through its U.S. and Canadian exchanges, ICE Futures U.S.(TM) and ICE Futures Canada(TM), and offers clearing services through ICE Clear U.S.(TM) ICE's state-of-the-art electronic trading platform serves market participants in more than 55 countries. ICE is included in the Russell 1000(R) Index and the S&P 500 Index. Headquartered in Atlanta, ICE has offices in Calgary, Chicago, Dublin, Houston, London, New York, Singapore and Winnipeg. For more information, please visit .
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