Tag Archives: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Blatant Distortion and Manipulation of Oil Prices Laid Bare

Friday was a red letter day for the oil producers. In the space of three hours, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil as traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange leapt from $104.30/barrel to $106.94/bbl., finally closing the day at $106.42/bbl. A staggering range for a commodity…
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The Cost of Nearly Everything Is Rigged, Enriching the Bank Fixers

As featured on The Huffington Post: That banks are able to manipulate became clear as a bell with the findings of the Libor interest rate fixing scandal (“Everything is Rigged: The Biggest Price Fixing Scandal Ever” Rolling Stone 04.25.13) whereby some sixteen too big to fail banks were accused of colluding to manipulate interest rates…
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JP Morgan Accused of Rigging Energy Markets. A Feather Duster Anyone?

As featured on The Huffington Post: There they go again. First there was Enron rigging energy markets. Now the sights are set on JP Morgan Chase, where the¬†Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, “JP Morgan, Energy Regulator Near Record Settlement.” Record settlement, really? The number bandied about is $1 billion, or one sixth of the…
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