Shell Energy chief calls for regulatory data confidentiality rules

The confidentiality of energy trading data provided to regulators for market monitoring purposes continues to concern market players and regulators alike, after August leak by senator Sanders


The release of confidential position data covering the 2008 oil-price spike to $147 per barrel by Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has prompted calls for more checks on data sharing between regulators and politicians in the US.

“Clearly, we need to have very stringent rules around confidentiality,” said the president of Shell Energy North America, Frans Everts, in an exclusive interview with Energy Risk this week. Everts said regulators should have access to this information to monitor the markets

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