CME Group today announced the launch of six financially settled petroleum swap futures contracts and six new minute-marker energy contracts, which will be available from mid-June.
Gary Gensler, the new chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), outlined tighter restrictions on derivatives dealers and traders in testimony to the US Senate yesterday.
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CME Group has launched clearing services for a new Mont Belvieu ethylene futures contract, available June 14 for trade date of June 15.
In an interview this week, former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Yamani told Energy Risk that futures trading on exchanges had turned the global crude oil market into a "casino".
As the Obama administration moves closer to introducing a cap-and-trade system for controlling greenhouse gases, US regulators and other players are preparing for steep growth in the emissions market.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has appointed 11 members to a newly expanded panel established to prepare the government for carbon trading.
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