Filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3)
File No. 333-230255

 

 

UNITED STATES NATURAL GAS FUND, LP

     

 

Supplement dated November 8, 2021

to
Prospectus dated April 28, 2021

     

 

 

This supplement contains information that amends, supplements or modifies certain information contained in the prospectus of United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (“UNG”) dated April 28, 2021 (the “Prospectus”).

 

You should carefully read the Prospectus and this supplement before investing. This supplement should be read in conjunction with the Prospectus. You should also carefully consider the “Risk Factors” beginning on page 4 of the Prospectus before you decide to invest.

 

 

 

 

 

Settlement of SEC and CFTC Investigations

 

The following replaces in its entirety the subsection of the Prospectus titled “Legal Matters—Litigation and Claims—SEC and CFTC Wells Notices” found on page 45 of the Prospectus.

 

Legal Matters

 

Litigation and Claims

 

Settlement of SEC and CFTC Investigations  

 

On November 8, 2021, the United States Commodity Funds LLC (“USCF”) and the United States Oil Fund, LP (“USO”) announced a resolution with each of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) relating to matters set forth in certain Wells Notices issued by the staffs of each of the SEC and CFTC as more fully described below.

 

On August 17, 2020, USCF, USO, and John Love received a “Wells Notice” from the staff of the SEC (the “SEC Wells Notice”). The SEC Wells Notice stated that the SEC staff made a preliminary determination to recommend that the SEC file an enforcement action against USCF, USO, and Mr. Love alleging violations of Sections 17(a)(1) and 17(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “1934 Act”), and Rule 10b-5 thereunder.

 

Subsequently, on August 19, 2020, USCF, USO, and Mr. Love received a Wells Notice from the staff of the CFTC (the “CFTC Wells Notice”). The CFTC Wells Notice stated that the CFTC staff made a preliminary determination to recommend that the CFTC file an enforcement action against USCF, USO, and Mr. Love alleging violations of Sections 4o(1)(A) and (B) and 6(c)(1) of the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936, as amended (the “CEA”), 7 U.S.C. §§ 6o(1)(A) and (B) and 9(1) (2018), and CFTC Regulations 4.26, 4.41, and 180.1(a), 17 C.F.R. §§ 4.26, 4.41, 180.1(a) (2019).

 

On November 8, 2021, acting pursuant to an offer of settlement submitted by USCF and USO, the SEC issued an order instituting cease-and-desist proceedings, making findings, and imposing a cease-and-desist order pursuant to Section 8A of the 1933 Act, directing USCF and USO to cease and desist from committing or causing any violations of Section 17(a)(3) of the 1933 Act, 15 U.S.C. § 77q(a)(3) (the “SEC Order”). In the SEC Order, the SEC made findings that, from April 24, 2020 to May 21, 2020, USCF and USO violated Section 17(a)(3) of 1933 Act, which provides that it is “unlawful for any person in the offer or sale of any securities . . . to engage in any transaction, practice, or course of business which operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon the purchaser.” USCF and USO consented to entry of the SEC Order without admitting or denying the findings contained therein, except as to jurisdiction.

 

Separately, on November 8, 2021, acting pursuant to an offer of settlement submitted by USCF, the CFTC issued an order instituting cease-and-desist proceedings, making findings, and imposing a cease-and-desist order pursuant to Section 6(c) and (d) of the CEA, directing USCF to cease and desist from committing or causing any violations of Section 4o(1)(B) of the CEA, 7 U.S.C. § 6o(1)(B), and CFTC Regulation 4.41(a)(2), 17 C.F.R. § 4.41(a)(2) (the “CFTC Order”). In the CFTC Order, the CFTC made findings that, from on or about April 22, 2020 to June 12, 2020, USCF violated Section 4o(1)(B) of the CEA and CFTC Regulation 4.41(a)(2), which make it unlawful for any commodity pool operator (“CPO”) to engage in “any transaction, practice, or course of business which operates as a fraud or deceit upon any client or participant or prospective client or participant” and prohibit a CPO from advertising in a manner which “operates as a fraud or deceit upon any client or participant or prospective client or participant,” respectively. USCF consented to entry of the CFTC Order without admitting or denying the findings contained therein, except as to jurisdiction.

 

Pursuant to the SEC Order and the CFTC Order, in addition to the command to cease and desist from committing or causing any violations of Section 17(a)(3) of the 1933 Act, Section 4o(1)(B) of the CEA, and CFTC Regulation 4.14(a)(2), civil monetary penalties totaling two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) in the aggregate must be paid to the SEC and CFTC, of which one million two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($1,250,000) will be paid by USCF to each of the SEC and the CFTC, respectively, pursuant to the offsets permitted under the orders.

 

The SEC Order can be accessed at www.sec.gov and the CFTC Order can be accessed at www.cftc.gov. 

  

 

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