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FERC Office of Enforcement issues its 2011 Report on Enforcement

  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2011

On November 17, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Enforcement issued its 2011 Report on Enforcement (Report

FERC and CFTC reach agreement on information sharing and jurisdiction

  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2014

After a fair amount of back-channel arm-twisting, the two agencies with principal (and sometimes overlapping) jurisdiction over energy commodities

CFTC sues three firms for manipulation of 2008 crude oil prices

  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 25 2011

On May 24, 2011, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a civil complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging that three speculators, Parnon Energy Inc. (Parnon) of California, Arcadia Petroleum Ltd

CFTC proposes to set position limits in the energy futures market

  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2010

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC" or "Commission") has published a release containing a proposed rulemaking that would (i) establish federal speculative position limits for futures on four major energy commodities; (ii) establish new standards for obtaining exemptions from such limits for bona fide hedging transactions and for certain swap dealer risk management transactions; and (iii) establish standards for aggregating positions in energy contracts

FERC orders trader to pay $30 million for market manipulation

  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 22 2011

On April 21, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruled that former Amaranth Advisors LLC trader Brian Hunter violated FERC's Anti-Manipulation Rule and ordered Hunter to pay a $30 million civil penalty