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RELEASE: pr5682-09

  • Release: 5682-09
    For Release: July 27, 2009

    CFTC Announces Participants for Second Hearing to Discuss Energy Position Limits and Hedge Exemptions

    Second Hearing Scheduled for July 29, 2009

    Washington DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced the participants for the second of three hearings to address the current application of position limits and exemptions from position limits in energy markets. The hearing is scheduled to be held between 9:00 a.m. EDT and 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 29.

    Panel One: Blythe Masters, JP Morgan
    Dr. Henry Jarecki, Gresham Investment Management
    Don Casturo, Goldman Sachs
    Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen

    Panel Two: John Lothian, John J. Lothian and Company, Inc.
    Peter Krenkel, Natural Gas Exchange
    Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter
    Adam Felesky, BetaPro Management

    The CFTC’s first hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28. For details see CFTC Press Release 5681-09, July 21, 2009.

    The CFTC will hold its third hearing on Wednesday, August 5.

    The hearings will be open to the public and will be webcast via the internet. In addition, audio of the hearings will be available via a listen-only conference call.

    What: Second Hearing on Energy Position Limits and Hedge Exemptions

    Location: CFTC Headquarters, Lobby-level Hearing Room 1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC

    Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    Time: 9:00 a.m. EDT – 1:00 p.m. EDT

    Viewing/Listening Information:

    The CFTC has made available the following options to access the meeting:

        1. Watch a live broadcast of the hearing via webcast on

        2. Call in to a toll-free telephone line to connect to a live audio feed.

        Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation. Conference call information is listed below:

        Domestic/Canada Toll-Free: (888) 691-4252

        International Toll: (404) 537-3379

        The conference ID: 21423572

        Call leader name: CFTC

    Media Contacts
    Scott Schneider

    R. David Gary

    Last Updated: July 27, 2009