Release Number 5682-09

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