July 21, 2024

market manipulation

Galt Power Fined $1.5M Following Anti-Manipulation Investigation
FERC approved a $1.5 million civil penalty on Galt Power following an investigation finding manipulation violations in the creation of renewable energy credits.
FERC Sets Dynegy’s MISO Market Manipulation Case for Hearing
Nearly a decade after the MISO capacity auction in which Dynegy was found to have manipulated clearing prices, FERC has directed hearing and settlement procedures in the case.
FERC Enforcement Report Details One Closed Probe into Winter Storm Uri
FERC's latest enforcement report detailed one closed investigation into manipulation during Winter Storm Uri, but other nonpublic probes continue.
FERC Approves Smaller Fine for BP After 5th Circuit Decision
FERC approved an $11 million fine for BP America that closes an investigation into natural gas price manipulation dating back to Hurricane Ike in 2008.
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FERC’s Evolving Enforcement Practices Examined at EBA Meeting
FERC’s enforcement powers have been impacted by recent court cases, and the commission itself has some new priorities, experts said at an EBA panel Friday.
CPUC to Investigate Western Natural Gas Price Surge
The California Public Utilities Commission launched an investigation into extremely high natural gas prices in California and the West this winter.
Natural Gas Prices Add $4B to CAISO Electricity Costs
Soaring natural gas prices in December and January increased CAISO electricity costs by $4 billion, prompting the governor to ask FERC to investigate.
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Coaltrain Agrees to $4M Settlement with FERC over UTC Trades
Coaltrain Energy agreed to pay $4 million in disgorged profits to resolve a FERC investigation into accusations that the company engaged in market manipulation.
FERC Levies $242M in Fines on GreenHat, Owners
FERC determined that GreenHat Energy and its owners violated the Federal Power Act by “engaging in a manipulative scheme” in PJM’s FTR market.
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FERC Orders Hearing on Gas Manipulation Allegation
FERC ordered a hearing on allegations that Total manipulated the price of natural gas at several locations in the Southwestern U.S. between 2009 and 2012.

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