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At a Platt's Energy Podium Event, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) Director Michael Bromwich broached the idea of giving access to federal regulators to real-time data from off shore rigs to mitigate future situations like Macondo.  Having access to real-time data could reduce the number of on-site inspectors required to monitor drilling operations.  Of course, this would mean that regulators would need to staff up on experts to interpret the data – a

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Dodd-Frank: What's An Energy Trader to Do?

By Jill Feblowitz

Ever since the signing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in July, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has been working on building out the detailed regulations mandated by the bill.  Recently, there have been two interesting developments in putting together regulations that energy companies will want to take note of in order to determine what to do next.

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