BP Facility Not Subject To Public Utility Regs

Law360, New York (April 25, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT) -- An Indiana appeals court ruled Monday that a BP Products North American Inc. facility with contracts to provide steam and other utility services to private companies is not a public utility — and thus not subject to such state regulations.

Though the Court of Appeals of Indiana found BP acted as a public utility in selling water to the city of Whiting, Ind., it said a state regulatory agency erred in ruling that BP's oil refinery was a public utility company because it provided other services...
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