Interagency Task Force on Commodity Markets, Interim Report on Crude Oil, Washington D.C., July 2008.
"The prices of crude oil and other commodities have become a key concern of consumers, businesses, and policymakers in the United States and abroad. In light of the challenges posed by high commodity prices, several Federal agencies are engaged in the analysis of developments in commodity markets. In an effort to develop, consolidate, and disseminate this knowledge, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) invited staff from several Federal agencies to participate in an Interagency Task Force on Commodity Markets (Task Force or ITF). The other Task Force participants include staff from the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, and the Treasury, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Securities & Exchange Commission. Each of these agencies brings unique experience and expertise to bear on the analysis of commodity markets."