Natural Gas Antitrust Settlements

In re Western States Wholesale Natural Gas Antitrust Litigation
United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Case No. 2:03-cv-01431-RCJ-PAL, 2:06-cv-00233-RCJ-PAL, 2:07-cv-00987-RCJ-PAL

Welcome to the Natural Gas Antitrust Settlements Website

If you or your company purchased natural gas for your own use or consumption in Kansas or Missouri from January 1, 2000 through October 31, 2002:

This is the fourth group of Settlements in the class action lawsuits brought on behalf of certain commercial and industrial purchasers of natural gas and pertains to such purchases in Kansas and Missouri only. These Settlements are with the remaining Defendants in the Missouri and Kansas cases, Williams, Dynegy, and e prime. Notice of this additional Settlement was sent on/around May 20, 2019.

The first Settlement included settlements in Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin with American Electric Power Company, Inc. and certain of its affiliates; Coral Energy Resources, LP; Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC and certain of its affiliates; and ONEOK, Inc. and certain of its affiliates. Notice of this first Settlement was sent on/around February 15, 2017.

The second Settlement included settlements in Kansas and Missouri with El Paso Corporation (n/k/a El Paso LLC) and certain of its affiliates; CMS Energy Corporation, and certain of its affiliates; and CMS Field Services, Inc. Notice of this second Settlement was sent on/around June 15, 2017.

The third Settlement included settlements in Kansas and Missouri with El Paso Corporation (n/k/a El Paso LLC) and certain of its affiliates and CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc. Notice of this third Settlement was sent on/around April 25, 2019.

If you or your company purchased natural gas for your own use or consumption in Wisconsin from January 1, 2000 through October 31, 2002:


This is the third group of Settlements in the class action lawsuits brought on behalf of certain commercial and industrial purchasers of natural gas and pertains to such purchases in Wisconsin only. These Settlements are with El Paso Corporation (n/k/a El Paso LLC) and certain of their affiliates and CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc. Notice of this additional Settlement began mailing to potential Class Members on/around April 25, 2019.

The first Settlement included settlements in Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin with American Electric Power Company, Inc. and certain of its affiliates; Coral Energy Resources, LP; Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC and certain of its affiliates; and ONEOK, Inc. and certain of its affiliates. Notice of this first Settlement was sent on/around February 15, 2017.

The second Settlement included settlements in Kansas and Missouri with El Paso Corporation (n/k/a El Paso LLC) and certain of its affiliates; CMS Energy Corporation, and certain of its affiliates; and CMS Field Services, Inc. Notice of this second Settlement was sent on/around June 15, 2017.


If you or your company purchased natural gas for your own use or consumption in Kansas, Missouri, or Wisconsin from January 1, 2000 through October 31, 2002:

This is the first group of Settlements in this case. 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”).


If you or your company purchased natural gas for your own use or consumption in Kansas or Missouri from January 1, 2000 through October 31, 2002:

This is the second group of Settlements in this case. The first Settlement involved settlements in Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin with American Electric Power Company, Inc. and certain of its affiliates; Coral Energy Resources, LP; Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC and certain of its affiliates; and ONEOK, Inc. and certain of its affiliates. The Court has approved two additional settlements, for natural gas purchases in Kansas and Missouri only, with CMS and El Paso.

A settlement has also been reached GenOn Energy, Inc. (f/k/a Reliant Energy, Inc.) and Reliant Energy Services Inc. in conjunction with bankruptcy proceedings in re GenOn Energy, Inc., Case No. 2:03-1431-RCJ-PAL.

Please note: If you live in Kansas or Missouri, you may be a Class Member in both Settlements.