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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 11 Jan 2013

Energy trading market: update from the regulatory front

The past year has seen the US energy trading markets face more regulatory scrutiny and uncertainty than ever before. For years, the US energy trading


Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 26 Jan 2010

Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposes position limits in the energy futures and options markets

On January 14, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") approved for publication in the Federal Register proposed rule amendments that would establish position limits for futures and options contracts in four major energy commodities (light sweet crude oil (West Texas Intermediate or WTI), New York Harbor gasoline blendstock, New York Harbor No. 2 heating oil, and Henry Hub natural gas) (the “Proposed Rules”). 75 Fed. Reg. 4144 (January 26, 2010).


Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 11 Jun 2008

CFTC update

Several significant developments have recently occurred.


Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2007

CFTC regulatory update

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “Commission” or “CFTC”) is proposing for public comment certain amendments to Rule 18.05 which would (i) require a person holding or controlling a reportable futures or option position to retain books and records and make available to the Commission upon request any pertinent information with respect to all other positions and transactions in the commodity in which the trader has a reportable position, including positions held or controlled or transactions which are executed over-the-counter, on exempt trading platforms, or on foreign exchanges and (ii) expand its applicability with respect to hedging activity.

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