AG: Spike in natural gas prices appears to break Kansas law


September 12, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday that sharp spikes in natural gas prices last winter appear to violate Kansas law and he is seeking outside legal help to investigate them.

Schmidt's office said it is looking to retain a law firm with expertise in the natural gas marketplace to help with the probe and any potential civil litigation aimed at enforcing the state's anti-profiteering law.

His office opened an investigation in February to determine whether the price increases violate state law, Schmidt said.

"State law prohibits 'unjustified' price increases for '...

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