LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, today announced that ICE WTI Options set record open interest of 938,921 contracts on February 10, 2015. The previous open interest record was 923,825 contracts achieved on February 9, 2015.
In addition, the ICE Brent Options contract set four consecutive open interest records in February. As at February 10, 2015, open interest in ICE Brent Options was 2,148,580 contracts.
ICE’s global energy markets provide trading across crude oil, refined petroleum, natural gas, power, natural gas liquids and liquefied natural gas. The flagship ICE Brent crude contract has become the world’s most traded oil futures contract, offering a globally relevant and highly liquid crude oil market. Introduced in 1988, the Brent futures contract has continuously evolved to reflect changing market fundamentals and to meet the hedging requirements of market participants across the globe.
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SOURCE: Intercontinental Exchange