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FERC approved settlement with Twin Cities
  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2014

On December 30,2014, the Commission approved four Stipulation and Consent Agreements (Agreements) between the Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and


Monthly futures exchange issuance report: March 2015
  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2015

This report summarizes selected material notices from CME Group and ICE Futures, with a particular focus on energy. It is not intended to a be a


CFTC designates four additional electricity contracts as SPDCs
  • Bracewell & Giuliani 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


Barclays motion to dismiss raises significant issues about FERC jurisdiction
  • Bracewell & Giuliani 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


Oil and gas fraud working group to focus on energy markets
  • Bracewell & Giuliani 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


Position limits rule would limit swap positions
  • Bracewell & Giuliani 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


Connecting market manipulation’s dots
  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2011

FERC recently issued orders in two fully adjudicated cases of alleged market manipulation


PJM authorized to offer two new demand products in forward capacity market
  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2011

This week FERC approved a PJM proposal to establish two new demand resource (DR) products for the PJM forward capacity market, which is conducted under the Reliability Pricing Model (RPM


For the first time, a court sanctions disgorgement remedy for Sherman Act violation
  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2011

On February 2, 2011, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a Final Judgment relating to a settlement reached with KeySpan Corporation ("KeySpan") of a Department of Justice ("DOJ") Complaint regarding certain activity allegedly engaged in by KeySpan in the electric generating capacity markets in New York City (the "Order"


CFTC fines ConAgra $12 million, two commissioners dissent
  • Bracewell & Giuliani 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