CFTC Revising Swaps Rules to Fix ‘Flawed’ Regulatory Reform, Giancarlo Says

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will pursue a reform of swaps trading rules “to fix flawed implementation of regulatory reform,” Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo told a global forum for derivatives markets in Switzerland last week.

September 19, 2017

House Votes to Dismantle Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would eliminate or revamp much of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into law by then-President Obama after the Great Recession.

June 9, 2017

FERC Seeks 15.2% Increase, CFTC 12.6% in Trump’s FY2018 Budget; Dodd-Frank Revamped

Two federal regulatory agencies key to the natural gas and oil industry, FERC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), are seeking double-digit percentage increases to their appropriations in the Trump administration’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal.

May 23, 2017

Trump Begins Effort to Revamp Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform

President Trump on Friday signed a pair of directives meant to begin rolling back provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was adopted by the Obama administration in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

February 3, 2017
Trump ‘Clearly’ Favors E&P, Less Regulatory Oversight, Say Experts

Trump ‘Clearly’ Favors E&P, Less Regulatory Oversight, Say Experts

President-elect Donald J. Trump, set to take office following a stunning upset of Hillary Clinton, is poised to sweep away renewable energy initiatives and stringent oversight launched by the Obama administration and enact an all-of-the-above energy strategy, experts said Wednesday.

November 9, 2016

CFTC Offers No-Action Relief on ‘Swap Dealer’ Definition Exceptions

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight in a letter released Friday said it would provide no-action relief from certain requirements in the exception from the definition of the term "swap dealer," a decision that excludes utility operations-related swaps from the calculation of the de minimis threshold.

March 24, 2014

Dodd-Frank Disrupting Energy Hedging, Elevating Risks, Says Report

Congress took away financial tools that energy producers and consumers use to circumvent energy price volatility when it passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and it needs to make changes and clarifications to the law to avoid hurting energy markets, according to a report by the Abraham Group.

November 20, 2013

U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Agreement Clears Senate

The Senate on Saturday passed legislation that would give the Interior Department secretary authorization to implement a transboundary agreement between the U.S. and Mexico governing the development of oil and natural gas resources along the two countries’ maritime boundary in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

October 14, 2013