Letter to the Editor:
Tulsa World - February 10, 2001
We are grateful for Bob Anthony, a corporation commissioner with the
courage and honesty to speak up against the corporate greed of Oklahoma
Natural Gas Co.
I'd like reassurance that ii isn't involved in a "profit paperwork
shuffle," wherein a utility buys natural gas at a reasonable rate then
inflates the price and sells it to other companies who further inflate the
price and sell it back to the original utility -- who then passes the
inflated price on to consumers.
How could we give ONG the right to pass on any price it decides to pay
for natural gas without restrictions to negotiate lowest prices?
Saying it can't tack a profit onto the price of gas -- only to the delivery
-- is ludicrous when there are large loopholes which ensure profitability.
ONG's abuse requires immediate revocation of this license to steal.
Its greed is crippling Oklahoma's economy -- putting small companies out of
business and skyrocketing the unemployment and inflation rates and
preventing new companies from locating here.
Thanks to Commissioner Anthony for following a course of thorough
investigation despite the pressure from utilities and fellow commissioners.
We are behind him 100 percent!
J.V. Erwin, Tulsa
© 2001 The Tulsa World
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