Natural Gas Antitrust Class Action Settlement (Commercial Purchasers)

Class Eligibility

You are a member of the Class and affected by the Settlement if you are an industrial or commercial direct purchasers of natural gas in Kansas, Missouri or Wisconsin from January 1, 2000 through October 31, 2002

Estimated Amount


Proof of Purchase


Case Name

In re: Western States Wholesale Natural Gas Antitrust Litigation,
Case No. 2:03-cv-01431-RCJ-PAL
District Court for the District of Nevada

Case Summary

The lawsuits allege that Defendants and Co-Conspirators engaged in an unlawful agreement or conspiracy to manipulate the prices of natural gas during the period from January 1, 2000 to October 31, 2002. Plaintiffs further claim that certain commercial and industrial purchasers who purchased natural gas other than from utilities or local distribution companies and for their own use or consumption in Kansas, Missouri, or Wisconsin may recover for the effect that the alleged conspiracy had on the prices of the natural gas they purchased. Plaintiffs allege that, as result of the unlawful conspiracy, they and other commercial and industrial purchasers paid more for natural gas than they would have absent the conspiracy. Defendants deny Plaintiffs’ claims.

Settlements have been reached with Defendants American Electric Power Company, Inc. and AEP Energy Services, Inc. (collectively, “AEP”); Coral Energy Resources, L.P. (n/k/a Shell Energy North America (U.S.), L.P.) (“Coral”); Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (f/k/a/ Duke Energy Corporation) and Duke Energy Trading and Marketing, L.L.C. (collectively, “Duke”); and ONEOK, Inc., and ONEOK Energy Services Company, L.P. (f/k/a ONEOK Energy Marketing & Trading Company, L.P.) and previously dismissed defendant Kansas Gas Marketing Company (collectively, “ONEOK”).

Settlement Pool





Natural Gas Antitrust Settlements

c/o Dahl Administration

PO Box 3614

Minneapolis, MN 55403-0614