ICE U.K. NBP Natural Gas Futures Contract Sets Daily Volume Record

By Intercontinentalexchange, PRNE
Monday, March 14, 2011

LONDON, March 15, 2011 - IntercontinentalExchange, a leading operator of global regulated futures
exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced a
new daily volume record for the ICE U.K. National Balancing Point (NBP)
Natural Gas futures contract. On 14 March, 56,380 U.K. NBP Natural Gas
futures contracts traded on ICE Futures Europe, surpassing the previous
record of 49,680 contracts traded on 21 July 2010.


The ICE U.K. NBP Natural Gas futures contract is the leading benchmark
for U.K. natural gas, with year-to-date trading volume of 1.1 million
contracts through 14 March, up 57% from the same period in 2010. The ICE U.K.
NBP Natural Gas contract trades alongside the Dutch TTF Natural Gas futures
contract and Germany's NetConnect Germany (NCG) and GASPOOL futures
contracts, bringing together Europe's three largest traded gas markets on a
single trading and clearing platform.

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Lee Underwood, Director, Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, +1-770-857-0342, lee.underwood at, Investor Contact: Kelly Loeffler, VP Investor Relations & Corp. Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, +1-770-857-4726, kelly.loeffler at

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