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Bracewell LLP | USA | 20 Jun 2016

CFTC Seeks Comments Regarding ICE Futures U.S. Rules Governing Trading on Non-Public Information After ICE and NYMEX Interpretations Differ on “Pre-Hedging” Block Trades

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC”) is seeking comments regarding an amendment (Submission No. 16-67) ICE Futures U.S. (“ICE”) has

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2010

Four RTO electricity contracts found to provide significant price discovery

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.

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2010

Monthly Mid-C electricity contracts found to provide significant price discovery

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).

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 22 Jul 2010

CFTC designates four additional electricity contracts as SPDCs

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).

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 15 Jul 2010

CFTC finds two monthly Mid-C electricity contracts are SPDCs

On June 25, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued orders addressing four contracts under its authority under Section 2(h)(7) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to designate contracts, agreements or transactions as performing a significant price discovery function.

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 17 May 2010

CFTC expands regulation of energy contracts through SPDC authority

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted unanimously April 27 to designate seven natural gas contracts traded on the Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) as “significant price discovery contracts,” or SPDCs.

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 27 Apr 2010

CFTC designates seven ICE natural gas contracts as "significant price discovery contracts," subjecting them to regulatory oversight

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted unanimously on April 27 to designate seven natural gas contracts traded on Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) as "significant price discovery contracts," or SPDCs.

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 22 Jan 2010

CFTC proposes speculative position limits for energy contracts

Invoking its authority under Section 4a(a) of the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936 (CEA), on January 14, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in a 4-1 vote issued a proposed rule to establish speculative position limits for certain energy contracts traded on CFTC reporting markets.

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 24 Aug 2009

CFTC proposes to regulate carbon contracts a shot over the bow to FERC?

The CFTC has taken the first steps toward possibly regulating carbon credits traded on the voluntary Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX).

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Bracewell LLP | USA | 29 Jul 2009

CFTC designates the first “significant price discovery contract”

In May 2008, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was "reauthorized" by Congress.

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