Energy Risk Editor's letter: Speculators not to blame

Stella Farrington - Editor - Energy Risk

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders unleashed a furore last month when he posted confidential US Commodity Futures Trading Commission data on his website showing the names and aggregate positions levels of more than 200 companies trading crude oil, heating oil and gasoline in the first half of 2008.

He claimed the American people have a right to know exactly what caused oil and gasoline prices to spike to the all-time highs seen in July 2008, but critics fear that by disrespecting the confidentiality

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