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BeckyDem

(8,361 posts)
Thu Jul 20, 2023, 09:51 AM Jul 2023

An investigation into a 'staggering' and 'unconscionable' scheme against Oklahomans

Ben Felder
Oklahoman


July 19, 2023

Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond says he is prepared to file the largest lawsuit in state history to recoup billions of dollars in natural gas costs from a 2021 winter storm, which left Oklahoma ratepayers with significantly higher utility bills.

Drummond announced Tuesday he is soliciting bids for outside legal help in pursuing the case.

An initial investigation found no wrongdoing by oil and gas firms and utility companies like Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., Drummond said.

Instead, he accused natural gas marketers of reducing supply as demand rose to combat frigid temperatures, resulting in a cost spike.

https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/politics/state/2023/07/19/oklahoma-attorney-general-gentner-drummond-winter-storm-price-hikes-lawsuit/70421877007/

( One can only imagine what would be revealed through the depositions alone. )




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An investigation into a 'staggering' and 'unconscionable' scheme against Oklahomans (Original Post) BeckyDem Jul 2023 OP
The cost of the lawsuit will be passed on to customers OLDMDDEM Jul 2023 #1
Good luck, Drummond! Kid Berwyn Jul 2023 #2
+1 BeckyDem Jul 2023 #3

OLDMDDEM

(1,604 posts)
1. The cost of the lawsuit will be passed on to customers
Thu Jul 20, 2023, 09:59 AM
Jul 2023

who will endure even HIGHER utility bills because of this lawsuit.

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