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CFTC Issues Shutdown-Delayed Reports Schedule

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Wednesday announced an anticipated publication schedule for reports that were delayed by the recent federal government shutdown.

CFTC said it will begin issuing its weekly Commitments of Traders (COT) reports "on a rolling basis as soon as they are ready," with the first report, which had been scheduled to be published on Oct. 4, published on Friday (Oct. 25). The agency expects to release two more delayed COT reports next week and at least two more delayed COT reports are to be published during the week of Nov. 4.

CFTC said it expects that it will resume its previously announced COT report schedule by the Nov. 8 release date.

During the federal government shutdown, CFTC had only key personnel continuing to work (see Daily GPI,Oct. 2).

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA), one of the few governmental agencies that was able to stay open during the beginning days of the shutdown because it had non-annual funds, eventually announced that it would cease operations and furlough its staff (see Daily GPI,Oct. 14). EIA issued a report on Tuesday, which had been scheduled to come out last Thursday, for changes in natural gas storage for the week ended Oct. 11. Storage for the week ended Oct. 18 will be reported by EIA on Thursday as usual.

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