Derivatives end users

Derivatives reform to hit energy giants

Several major energy and commodities companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and BP are to face a substantial rise in derivatives trading costs, following the adoption of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.

Energy sector awaits regulatory clarity

Energy companies are looking to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for more clues about the future regulatory landscape after the US Congress set the stage last week for a wide-ranging overhaul of derivatives regulation