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