Attorney General seeks public tips about winter storm market manipulation

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Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond announced Tuesday he has launched an online tip form where the public can report allegedly illegal conduct related to energy costs during Winter Storm Uri.

The tipline, located on the Attorney General’s website (, is designed to collect information about market manipulation and any other questionable activity related to artificially inflated natural gas prices during the February 2021 winter storm.

“I encourage anyone with information about entities that may have engaged in market manipulation or other illegal activity to provide details to my office by using the tipline,” Drummond said. “As attorney general, I am committed to holding accountable bad actors and to return what was taken from ratepayers.”

Drummond announced earlier this year possible legal action against various entities he believes were responsible for soaring natural gas prices during the storm. The investigation is primarily focused on information obtained by individuals during the course and scope of employment or business dealings within the energy industry.

The announcement stated that investigators are not seeking information from household ratepayers regarding their individual gas bills at this time.

The Office of the Attorney General has partnered with the law firm of Foshee & Yaffe for the Uri case.

The tipline is available here, or by visiting