Steve Harvey, head of Energy Market Oversight, part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Enforcement, will be moving across town in two weeks to take over as head of the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Office of Oil and Gas. Harvey was recruited for FERC by William F. Hederman when Hederman was tasked in 2002 with starting up the enforcement arm to investigate attempts to manipulate the natural gas and electricity markets. As a deputy director of the original Office of Market Oversight and Investigations, Harvey was involved in setting up an extensive market monitoring operation at FERC, collecting and charting a large amount of data on market activity. He has more than 20 years of experience in natural gas, including a stint with the Columbia Energy Group. Harvey said he was “really looking forward to” extending the reach of his activities at EIA, going beyond natural gas to the big ticket item — oil.

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