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CFTC Extends Exemptions of RTO Energy Products to Bar Private Rights of Action

USA - October 24 2016 The CFTC quelled a controversy that had emerged regarding its proposed exemption of certain specified energy products transacted in Regional...


CFTC proposal invites private litigation of RTO market manipulation theories

USA - May 13 2016 With its proposed order issued earlier this week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) may be making an already complicated landscape...

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CFTC Proposes Guidance Clarifying that Certain Electric Capacity and Natural Gas Peaking Contracts are not “Swaps”

USA - April 5 2016 The CFTC has proposed guidance that certain capacity contracts in electric power markets and certain natural gas peaking supply contracts should not...


CFTC Eliminates Certain Trade Option Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for End Users

USA - March 16 2016 The CFTC approved a final rule today that removes trade option reporting and recordkeeping requirements applicable to non-swap dealermajor swap...


CFTC proposes important clarification on forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality

USA - November 22 2014 The CFTC has published an important proposed clarification to its seven element test regarding forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality...