Establishing

Massachusetts Firm Sets Bi-Coastal Virtual Oil Pipeline

With acquisitions and infrastructure agreements in hand, Waltham, MA-based Global Partners LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership, is establishing a “virtual pipeline” for shipping North Dakota Bakken and Canadian crude oil to refineries on both the U.S. West and East Coasts.

May 15, 2013

As Dodd-Frank D-Day Approaches, Groups Enter Last Minute Pleas

A coalition of four energy associations has requested that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) provide clarification guidance for a rule establishing limits on speculative positions in 28 core physical commodity contracts, including four energy contracts, which is due to go into effect in September.

July 16, 2012

Experts Disagree On Link Between Fracking, Quakes

The number of “felt” manmade earthquakes induced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in oil and natural gas operations is negligible, the chair of a major report on seismicity activity told a Senate panel Tuesday. However the disposal of the water associated with fracking of shale gas wells is linked to increased quake activity, an official with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

June 20, 2012

Industry Applauds Obama Order on Unconventional Gas Development

Singling out natural gas as an economic engine for the nation, President Obama Friday signed an executive order establishing a high-level, interagency task force to support and oversee the development of unconventional natural gas resources and associated infrastructure.

April 16, 2012

Obama Puts Federal Government Squarely Behind Natgas Development

Singling out natural gas as an economic engine for the nation, President Obama Friday signed an executive order establishing a high-level, interagency task force to support and oversee the development of unconventional natural gas resources and associated infrastructure.

April 16, 2012

Obama Puts the Federal Government Squarely Behind Natgas Development

Singling out natural gas as an economic engine for the nation, President Obama Friday signed an executive order establishing a high-level, interagency task force to support and oversee the development of unconventional natural gas resources and associated infrastructure.

April 16, 2012

CFTC Inspector Drops Position Limits Misconduct Probe

There is no evidence that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) acted in a potentially criminal manner when establishing its position limits rule to curb speculation in energy markets, according to a report of a preliminary investigation conducted by the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).

March 12, 2012

CFTC OIG Drops Probe of Alleged Position Limits Rule Misconduct

There is no evidence that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) acted in a potentially criminal manner when establishing its position limits rule to curb speculation in energy markets, according to a report of a preliminary investigation conducted by the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).

March 9, 2012

Divided CFTC Adopts Conduct Standards

A divided Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Thursday voted out a final rule establishing internal business conduct standards to shield customers from the risks associated with swap dealers (SD), as well as a new proposal on block trades.

February 27, 2012

Divided CFTC Adopts Conduct Standard Rule for SDs, MSPs

A divided Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Thursday voted out a final rule establishing internal business conduct standards to shield customers from the risks associated with swap dealers (SD), as well as a new proposal on block trades. During the meeting, commissioners vented their growing dissatisfaction both with the pace of the rulemaking process and the content of some of the rules being adopted.

February 24, 2012
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