For Release: May 2, 2008
Washington, DC – Today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced the members of its recently-formed Energy Markets Advisory Committee. CFTC Acting Chairman Walter L. Lukken is the Chairman of the EMAC. It is designed to provide a public forum to examine emerging issues related to the energy markets and the CFTC’s role in these markets under the Commodity Exchange Act.
“In these historic times for the markets, I am pleased to have such a diverse and knowledgeable group of energy industry participants to assist the Commission in its role in policing the energy markets,” said CFTC Acting Chairman Lukken.
The first EMAC meeting is scheduled for June 10, 2008 – more details will be released in the future. The 25-person committee membership includes:
Committee of Chief Risk Officers
Memphis Light, Gas & Water
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Industrial Energy Consumers of America
1.618 Group LLC
Cota & Cota Oil & Propane
D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P.
John P. Heimlich
Air Transport Association
R. Skip Horvath
Natural Gas Supply Association
Colonial Energy, Inc.
Heller Ehrman LLP as a representative of Shell Trading (US) Company
Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc.
McDermott, Will & Emery as a representative of the Futures Industry Association
Lehman Brothers, Inc.
Dr. Craig Pirrong
Bauer College of Business
University of Houston
Amerex Brokers LLC
Chicago Climate Exchange, Inc.
Electric Power Supply Association
Citadel Investment Group, L.L.C.
American Petroleum Institute
In addition to the representative members, the CFTC has invited officials from the Congressional Research Service, the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission to participate as Official Observers.
R. David Gary
Last Updated: May 22, 2008