Coronavirus Prompts API Call for Temporary Halt to ‘Non-Essential Compliance Obligations’

Forced to operate with limited personnel during the coronavirus emergency, the U.S. oil and natural gas industry needs relief from a laundry list of non-essential compliance obligations, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API).

March 23, 2020

Oil, Gas Industry — So Far — Not Hurt By Shutdown, Says API

American Petroleum Institute (API) CEO Mike Sommers said the partial shutdown of the federal government, which reached its 18th day on Tuesday, hasn’t had a major impact on the oil and gas industry to date, but he warned that could change should the impasse continue.

January 8, 2019

Obama Nominates Giancarlo to CFTC

J. Christopher Giancarlo, executive vice president of the brokerage firm GFI Group Inc., has been nominated by President Obama to fill an opening on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the White House said.

August 7, 2013


President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Jill E. Sommers to another term as member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She was first sworn in as CFTC commissioner in August 2007. Her current term expired in April. Her second term, if confirmed by the Senate, will be for five years.

July 22, 2009