Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Williams Companies, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Williams Companies
Penalty: 
$15,000,000
Year: 
2003
Date: 
March 13, 2003
Primary Offense: 
energy market manipulation
Secondary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Williams agreed to pay $15 million to resolve allegations of market manipulation and antitrust violations during the 2000-2001 West Coast energy crisis.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Oregon Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
Oregon
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Oklahoma
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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