Williams Companies, The, Inc.

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In the Matter of The Williams Companies, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

981 0076

Docket Number:

C-3817

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Consent order permits the acquisition of MAPCO, Inc. but requires Williams to lease its pipeline to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, a terminal competitor of MAPCO, to ensure that Kinder Morgan can continue to exist as an independent competitor in the transportation and terminaling of propane in certain Midwest markets. Under terms of the consent order Williams agreed to connect its Wyoming gas processing plant to any new competing pipeline in the future.