Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
El Paso Corp
Current Parent Company: 
Kinder Morgan
Penalty: 
$70,000,000
Year: 
2004
Date: 
December 27, 2004
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

El Paso Corp. agreed to pay more than $70 million to settle allegations of conspiring to reduce the transmission capacity in the El Paso Pipeline in an attempt to elevate natural gas prices in Arizona and increase profits.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Arizona Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Arizona
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
pipelines
Specific Industry of Parent: 
pipelines
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Parent company note: 
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