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CFTC Proposes Guidance Clarifying that Certain Electric Capacity and Natural Gas Peaking Contracts are not “Swaps”

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Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has proposed guidance that certain capacity contracts in electric power markets and certain natural gas peaking supply contracts should not be considered “swaps” under the Commodity Exchange Act. The guidance does not provide a precise definition of the excluded contracts but identifies their common characteristics as follows: “[T]he natural gas and electric power […] Read more →

by   |   April 5, 2016

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CFTC Eliminates Certain Trade Option Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for End Users

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC approved a final rule today that removes trade option* reporting and recordkeeping requirements applicable to non-swap dealer/major swap participant counterparties... Read more →

by   |   March 16, 2016

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CFTC Proposes Order to Exempt Southwest Power Pool Products

Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC issued a Proposed Order in response to a 2013 request by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for exemption of certain SPP electric energy products from CFTC... Read more →

by   |   June 3, 2015

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CFTC Issues Final Interpretation on Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality

Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC published a final interpretation clarifying its seven-element test regarding forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality (EVO). The final... Read more →

by   |   May 26, 2015