On September 22nd, CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton addressed the Presidential Roundtable on Speculation in Commodity Markets, saying: "I compiled about fifty studies, papers and quotations and put them on our website at CFTC.gov. I did so partly because it had seemed to me that the simple supply and demand rationale for higher energy and food prices this year and back in 2008 was very weak. There is no way anyone can explain oil prices going from $147.27 a barrel in June of 2008 to $30.28 in December of the same year based upon supply and demand. It simply can't be done." Chilton Remarks.