The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2017

United States: Energy

30 August 2016

Competitor collaborations can be risky The oil industry was one of the early targets of the 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act and has remained in the crosshairs of both regulators and private plaintiffs since that time.1 The close industry scrutiny has been attributed to a number of general perceptions: the impact of oil and gas prices on consumers’ pocketbooks; profits labelled as excessive; the industry’s ostensibly close relationship with regulators; and now, public anti-fossil fuel sentiment.

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