Oil Storage Co. Accuses Magellan Of Stifling Competition

By Michelle Casady (February 22, 2017, 4:30 PM EST) -- Fairway Energy Partners LLC alleged in an antitrust lawsuit filed Tuesday in Texas state court that Magellan Midstream Partners is stifling competition by blocking Fairway from access to its Houston crude oil distribution system, or demanding "exorbitant fees" for access, essentially eliminating competition.

Fairway, a Houston-based oil storage company, alleges that over the past 10 years Magellan has developed a network of 100 miles of pipelines and several terminals and storage facilities in the Houston area in an attempt to monopolize crude oil distribution. Fairway told the court Magellan abused its dominance in the market to restrain trade, block competition and...

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