September 15 , 2002
The High-Stakes Storage Gamble
be the target of lawsuits from unhappy futures traders. AGA's Wilkinson dismisses these theories but concedes the staff time involved with handling the CFTC's information requests played a part in the association's conclusion that its time could be better spent on activities that would more directly benefit its members.
AGA maintains it never imagined the weekly storage report would evolve into such a prime mover of commodity markets. The association's rationale for launching the data series simply was to offer the energy industry a timely gauge of only one of many important components of the North American gas supply picture.
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