Energy end-users may miss Dodd-Frank reporting deadline

Energy firms face August 19 reporting deadline

Numerous oil and gas firms, agricultural companies and other end-users of commodity derivatives may find themselves in violation of the law on August 19, when temporary relief from one of the most burdensome requirements of the US Dodd-Frank Act is set to expire, compliance specialists say.

"Everyone's hoping that there will be some safety in numbers," says Patrick Woody, Houston-based senior strategist for regulatory risk compliance at SAS RiskAdvisory. When the no-action relief expires, such c