Antitrust Litigation Trends: Energy

Law360, New York (February 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Although federal regulators investigated large oil and gas companies in 2006 over possible price-fixing, our latest survey reveals that there were very few antitrust cases filed in 2006 involving the top 65 oil and gas companies and utilities in the S&P 500.

The Federal Trade Commission found no evidence of price-gouging related the the post-Katrina gas price spike, but the Commission’s investigations and talk of federal bills regulating pricing overshadowed news of new antitrust cases in 2006.

The FTC released two reports in 2006 examining antitrust...
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