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RELEASE: pr5685-09

  • Release: 5685-09
    For Release: July 31, 2009

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

    Third Hearing Scheduled for August 5, 2009

    Washington DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced the participants for the third 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, August 5, 2009.

    Panel One:

    John Hyland, U.S. Commodity Funds
    Paul Cicio, Industrial Energy Consumers of America
    Steven Graham, Schneider National Inc., American Trucking Association

    Panel Two:

    John Arnold, Centaurus
    Elliot Chambers, Chesapeake Energy
    Phil Verleger, University of Calgary

    Panel Three:

    Mike Masters, Masters Capital
    Mark Young, Kirkland & Ellis, Futures Industry Association
    Michael Greenberger, University of Maryland, AFL-CIO

    For details of the Commission’s first two hearings see CFTC Press Releases 5681-09 and 5682-09.

    The hearing 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.


    Third Hearing on Energy Position Limits and Hedge Exemptions


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


    Wednesday, August 5, 2009


    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:


    Watch a live broadcast of the hearing via webcast on



    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: 21425423

    Call leader name: CFTC

    Media Contacts
    Scott Schneider

    R. David Gary

    Last Updated: August 5, 2009