Natural Gas Colorado Antitrust Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Two companies—e prime Energy Marketing, Inc. and Xcel Energy, Inc.—are settling an antitrust class action alleging they conspired, along with other co-conspirators, to manipulate the price of natural gas in Colorado. The complaint alleged that, because of the conspiracy, commercial and industrial purchasers paid more for natural gas for their own use in Colorado than they otherwise would have.

Note that both companies are still involved in a similar case in Wisconsin, about Wisconsin natural gas purchases.

Docket Number:


Company: Xcel Energy, Inc.

Filing Deadline: August 18, 2022

Class Period: January 1, 2000 to October 31, 2002

Objection Deadline: May 11, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: May 11, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: July 22, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

If you agree with the volume of natural gas your claim form shows you purchased, you do not have to provide proof. If you do not agree, you must provide proof supporting your claims.


You may be eligible if you are an industrial or commercial purchaser of natural gas, for your own consumption, bought from Xcel Energy or e prime Energy marketing or their corporate affiliates, between January 1, 2000 and October 31, 2002, which you used or consumed in Colorado.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Pro-rata share of the net settlement fund, based on the volume of natural gas you purchased and its proportion to the total amount purchased by all class members.

Total Settlement Amount: $2,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Barry Law Office
Polsinelli PC

Claim Form: Natural Gas Colorado Antitrust Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado, LLC, et al. v. ONEOK, Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: Natural Gas Colorado Antitrust Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
AB Data, Ltd.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Natural Gas CO Antitrust Settlement
c/o A.B. Data, Ltd.
P.O. Box 173120
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Tags: Antitrust, Collusion and Price Fixing, Requiring Consumer to Pay Higher Prices