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CFTC Settles Charges Against BMO Trader’s Supervisor

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has settled charges against Robert Moore of Connecticut, former executive managing director for the Bank of Montreal’s (BMO) Commodity Derivatives Group, relating to the mismarking and misvaluing of BMO’s natural gas options book by a trader he supervised, the CFTC said Monday.

March 9, 2010

CFTC Settles Charges Against BMO Trader’s Supervisor

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has settled charges against Robert Moore of Connecticut, former executive managing director for the Bank of Montreal’s (BMO) Commodity Derivatives Group, relating to the mismarking and misvaluing of BMO’s natural gas options book by a trader he supervised, the CFTC said Monday.

March 9, 2010

RFK Jr.: Natural Gas a ‘Natural Ally’ of Solar Energy

A natural political, economic and technological ally for the burgeoning solar industry is natural gas, according to environmental activist/attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who made that pitch during a keynote address last Wednesday to the Solar Power International 2009 conference in Anaheim, CA.

November 2, 2009

RFK Jr. Says Natural Gas an ‘Ally’ of Solar

A natural political, economic and technological ally for the burgeoning solar industry is natural gas, according to environmental activist/attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who made that pitch during a keynote address Wednesday to the Solar Power International 2009 conference in Anaheim, CA.

October 29, 2009

People

President Obama has tapped Robert Abbey, a veteran public land policy leader, to be the next director of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Abbey has more than 32 years in public service, working with state and federal land management agencies before retiring from the federal government in July 2005. He was the Nevada state director for the BLM for eight years. Abbey’s nomination requires Senate confirmation.

June 11, 2009

Senate Confirms Hayes as Interior Deputy Secretary

The Senate approved by voice vote the nomination of David Hayes to be deputy secretary of the Department of Interior after Republican Sens. Robert Bennett of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska released their holds on the nominee.

May 22, 2009

Utah Senator Seeks to Block Interior Solicitor Nominee

Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT) Thursday placed a hold on the nomination for solicitor of the Department of Interior, saying he was frustrated with the nominee’s responses when asked her opinion on the Utah Wilderness Settlement, which removed millions of acres in Utah from wilderness protection and opened them for potential development.

May 4, 2009

Utah Senator Seeks to Block Interior Solicitor Nominee

Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT) Thursday placed a hold on the nomination of Hilary Tompkins for solicitor of the Department of Interior, saying he was frustrated with her responses to questions about the Utah Wilderness Settlement, which removed millions of acres in Utah from wilderness protection and opened them for potential development.

May 4, 2009

People

Lamar McKay, a veteran of U.S. oil company Amoco, as been appointed chairman and president of BP America, succeeding Robert A. (Bob) Malone who has elected to retire after 34 years with the company. McKay, a member of the BP plc executive management team, has led the company’s Special Projects Team since early 2008. In that capacity, he played a major role in establishing a new governance model for TNK-BP, BP’s Russian joint venture. Prior to that assignment, he served as executive vice president and COO for BP America and brings deep knowledge of BP’s U.S. operations to his new position, the company announcement said. McKay joined Amoco Production Co. as a petroleum engineer in 1980 and later served in a variety of operating and commercial roles. During his career he has led upstream production businesses in the Arkoma Basin, the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. After working on the BP-Amoco merger, he led BP’s worldwide exploration and production strategy efforts followed by a posting as chief of staff for the company’s global exploration and production business. Prior to his first assignment with BP America, he served as group vice president for BP’s Russia and Kazakhstan operations.

January 12, 2009

People

Lamar McKay, a veteran of U.S. oil company Amoco, as been appointed chairman and president of BP America, succeeding Robert A. (Bob) Malone who has elected to retire after 34 years with the company. McKay, a member of the BP p.l.c. executive management team, has led the company’s Special Projects Team since early 2008. In that capacity, he played a major role in establishing a new governance model for TNK-BP, BP’s Russian joint venture. Prior to that assignment, he served as executive vice president and COO for BP America and brings deep knowledge of BP’s U.S. operations to his new position, the company announcement said. McKay joined Amoco Production Co. as a petroleum engineer in 1980 and later served in a variety of operating and commercial roles. During his career he has led upstream production businesses in the Arkoma Basin, the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. After working on the BP-Amoco merger, he led BP’s worldwide exploration and production strategy efforts followed by a posting as chief of staff for the company’s global exploration and production business. Prior to his first assignment with BP America, he served as group vice president for Russia and Kazakhstan.

January 8, 2009