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Photo of Jill FeblowitzOffline

It's been well over a year since the passage of Dodd-Frank and the CFTC has yet to complete development of regulations.  In fact, the schedule has been extended both for regulation development and implementation periods.  However, the commission has been slowly issuing final rules.  Recently the CFTC issues a final rule on swap data repositories - the entities that will be collecting swap information to enable marketing monitoring by the commission.

Photo of Rick NicholsonOffline

On September 14, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard, released its final report on the causes of the Macondo well blowout.  Since nearly a year ago IDC Energy Insights released its Worldwide Oil & Gas Industry 2011 Top 10 Predictions, highlighting the predicted impact of this disaster, I thought this would be a good time to revisit and update the predicted implications for intelligent technologies.

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