Kansas AG confident of his lawsuit against alleged natural gas market manipulator


As Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond considers bids from private law firms to help file possible lawsuits against market manipulators during the 2021 winter storm Uri, the AG in Kansas is confident of winning the suit he filed earlier this year.

“I’m very confident we’ll be able to get money back for Kansans,” Kris Kobach told reporters last week as he discussed his lawsuit against Macquarie Energy, “I think our position is very strong.”

Kobach contends the firm, the same one that also distributed natural gas to utilities in Oklahoma, reaped $50 million because of alleged market manipulation during the storm.

Kansas utility customers are paying extra on their monthly gas and electric bills, and Attorney General Kris Kobach is confident he can help the energy monopolies return some of the money to ratepayers.

Oklahoma AG Drummond is reviewing the bids received before last Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline for law firms that might be interested in filing suit and represent the state. In announcing his decision to pursue legal action, Drummond never identified which firm or firms might be the target of his efforts

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