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Barclays motion to dismiss raises significant issues about FERC jurisdiction
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2014

After an investigation of actions in the western electricity markets by Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays"), Daniel Brin, Scott Connelly, Karen Levine


FERC Audit Report Provides Guidance Regarding Reporting Of Uplift And Capacity Payments In Electric Quarterly Reports
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2016

On October 14, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued an order approving an audit report providing guidance regarding how to


Monthly futures exchange issuance report: October 2015
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2015

October saw the first criminal conviction pursuant to Section 4c(a) for spoofing. A jury concluded that for approximately three months, an individual


CFTC seeks input on Dodd-Frank implementation issues affecting energy end-users
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2014

With most of its rules implementing the swap regulatory provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank") in


Oil and gas fraud working group to focus on energy markets
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

On April 21, 2011, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the formation of an Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group to focus specifically on the detection of fraud in the energy markets


CFTC fines ConAgra $12 million, two commissioners dissent
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2010

On August 16, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order approving a settlement resolving allegations that ConAgra Trade Group, Inc.caused a non-bona fide price to be reported for the NYMEX spot month crude oil futures contract in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act


CFTC designates four additional electricity contracts as SPDCs
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued two orders on July 9, 2010, designating four monthly electricity contracts as Significant Price Discovery Contracts (SPDC) pursuant to section 2(h)(7) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA


Four RTO electricity contracts found to provide significant price discovery
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2010

After designating two bilateral Mid-Columbia (Mid-C) electricity contracts traded on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) as significant price discovery contracts (SPDC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), in July 9th orders, designated four additional ICE electricity contracts used in organized Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) markets as SPDCs


Monthly Mid-C electricity contracts found to provide significant price discovery
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2010

In June 25th Orders, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for the first time designated two monthly electricity contracts traded at the Mid-Columbia (Mid-C) hub on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) - the Mid-C Financial Peak (MDC) and Mid-C Financial Off-Peak (OMC) - as significant price discovery contracts (SPDC) under 2(h)(7) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA


Position limits rule would limit swap positions
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

Exercising new authority Congress conferred on it in the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), in a January 13 rulemaking proposal the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposes to impose limit on holdings of certain derivatives, including swaps linked to energy commodity prices