The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2015

US: Energy

Since the Sherman Act was passed in 1890, the energy industry has been a focus of antitrust enforcement and private litigation. This chapter highlights a few recent antitrust issues in the areas of natural gas, gasoline distribution, oil pricing, oil and gas lease bidding, and the ongoing struggle between ethanol and petroleum producers with respect to federally mandated minimum ethanol requirements for gasoline.