Reforms

Real-Time Reporting, Record Keeping for Some Swap Transactions Begins

Two major Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulatory reforms — real-time reporting of swap transactions and swap dealer (SD) registration — began last week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said.

January 7, 2013

Real-Time Reporting, Record Keeping for Some Swap Transactions Begins

Two major Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulatory reforms — real-time reporting of swap transactions and swap dealer (SD) registration — began earlier this week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said.

January 4, 2013

Dodd-Frank Rules May Face Legal Challenge

Many of the regulatory reforms being implemented and proposed under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will be vulnerable to legal challenges if the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) fails to conduct a “robust cost-benefit analysis” of the new rules, said CME Group last week.

September 5, 2011

Dodd-Frank Rules May Face Legal Challenge

Many of the regulatory reforms being implemented and proposed under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will be vulnerable to legal challenges if the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) fails to conduct a “robust cost-benefit analysis” of the new rules, said CME Group Monday.

September 1, 2011

Mark-Up of Energy Bill Comes to Screeching Halt

The fate of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s bill that proposes drilling reforms in federal waters was unknown Thursday after a group of senators walked out of a mark-up session following a flare-up over the hot button issue of increasing the coastal states’ share of revenues from energy production.

July 25, 2011

Mark-Up of Senate Energy Reform Bill Comes to Screeching Halt

The fate of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s bill that proposes drilling reforms in federal waters was unknown Thursday after a group of senators walked out of a mark-up session following a flare-up over the hot button issue of increasing the coastal states’ share of revenues from energy production.

July 22, 2011

Groups Urge Tougher Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Laws

Two environmental groups — the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) — are urging the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to amend the state’s Oil & Gas Act, specifically calling for reforms to the permitting process for Marcellus Shale wells and enacting tougher rules on hydraulic fracturing.

May 16, 2011

Groups Urge Tougher Oil and Gas Laws in Pennsylvania

Two environmental groups — the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) — are urging the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to amend the state’s Oil & Gas Act, specifically calling for reforms to the permitting process for Marcellus Shale wells and enacting tougher rules on hydraulic fracturing.

May 13, 2011

Texas House Votes to Rename Railroad Commission

A bill that would change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) to the Texas Oil and Gas Commission, as well as make other reforms, was approved Monday by the Texas House of Representatives. The legislation is slated for a conference committee with the state Senate.

May 4, 2011

Obama Panel Calls for Industry-Run Offshore Safety Institute

After six months of hearings the presidential commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon rig disaster released its final report Tuesday, calling for major safety reforms in the offshore oil and natural gas industry, such as the creation of an industry-run offshore safety institute. Producers were divided on some of the report’s conclusions and recommendations.

January 12, 2011
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