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SandRidge Adopts Rights Plan

SandRidge Energy Inc., which has been under fire from investors, has adopted a rights plan to counter any offers to take over the company that management deems to be unfair to investors.

November 21, 2012

CME, ICE Evolve Ahead of Dodd-Frank Implementation

Joining the race to transition a fair amount of swaps and over the counter (OTC) business to a cleared futures model before more rules under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act take hold in the coming months, CME Group last week launched a broad suite of new natural gas and power contracts that will be listed as futures on CME Globex, the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) trading floor and CME ClearPort, and will be available for trading on CME Direct, a platform offering side-by-side trading and straight-through processing and clearing of exchange-listed and OTC energy markets.

September 17, 2012

CME, ICE Evolve to Stay Ahead of Dodd-Frank Rules

Joining the race to transition a fair amount of swaps and over the counter (OTC) business to a cleared futures model before more rules under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act take hold in the coming months, CME Group on Monday launched a broad suite of new natural gas and power contracts that will be listed as futures on CME Globex, the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) trading floor and CME ClearPort, and will be available for trading on CME Direct, a platform offering side-by-side trading and straight-through processing and clearing of exchange-listed and OTC energy markets.

September 11, 2012

Geology in California’s Monterey Shale Problematic, Analyst Says

Running counter to recent public and private sector analyses, mediocre results so far and complex geology have combined to cause an Alliance Bernstein (AB) analyst to question whether the Monterey Shale will live up to some of the hype surrounding its future prospects. Even with these reservations, high oil prices could push the play closer to its potential, the report conceded.

August 7, 2012

ICE: Cleared OTC Energy to be Listed as Futures

IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an Atlanta-based operator of regulated futures exchanges and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, said Monday that all cleared OTC products listed on its OTC energy market will be transitioned to futures products in January. These products will continue to be traded on the ICE trading platform and cleared at ICE Clear Europe, which in 2010 was approved as a derivatives clearing organization by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

August 6, 2012

ICE: Cleared OTC Energy to be Listed as Futures in January

IntercontinentalExchange (ICE), an Atlanta-based operator of regulated futures exchanges and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, said Monday that all cleared OTC products listed on its OTC energy market will be transitioned to futures products in January. These products will continue to be traded on the ICE trading platform and cleared at ICE Clear Europe, which in 2010 was approved as a derivatives clearing organization by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

July 31, 2012

California Producers Decry Columnist’s Fracking Untruths

Critics of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in California lament an alleged lack of information from the oil/natural gas industry, but producers are trying to counter what they consider to be gross misinformation on the drilling practice.

June 13, 2012

Baker Institute: U.S. Shale Erodes Foreign ‘Petro-Power’

North America’s abundant natural gas resources have begun to weaken Russia’s influence on Europe’s energy supplies and could counter Iran’s influence as an energy supplier, according to research by the Baker Institute Energy Forum at Rice University.

July 25, 2011

Baker Institute: U.S. Shale Erodes Foreign ‘Petro-Power’

North America’s abundant natural gas resources have begun to weaken Russia’s influence on Europe’s energy supplies and could counter Iran’s influence as an energy supplier, according to research by the Baker Institute Energy Forum at Rice University.

July 22, 2011

EIA, Experts Question Why NYT Cherry-Picked Shale Information

The Energy Information Administration (EIA), academia, industry and analysts on Tuesday continued to question why the New York Times (NYT) relied on misleading, outdated information — and failed to contact key resources — before publishing damning articles about the U.S. shale gas industry.

June 29, 2011
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