Gasline Consortium Keeps Antitrust Suit Alive

Law360, New York (August 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Alaska Gasline Port Authority, a consortium of three municipal governments that is seeking to build an 800-mile “All Alaska” pipeline, has appealed a lower court’s decision to dismiss its antitrust lawsuit against British Petroleum Plc. and ExxonMobil Corp.

The suit, originally filed last December in the U.S. District Court in Fairbanks, Ala., accused BP and ExxonMobil of intentionally keeping natural gas off the market to drive up prices.

It also claimed that the only remaining impediment to building the pipeline was ExxonMobil and BP’s refusal...
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