Natural Gas CO Antitrust Settlement

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If You are a Commercial or Industrial Entity that Bought Natural Gas in Colorado, A Class Action Settlement May Affect You.


You or your company may have purchased natural gas from e prime Energy Marketing, Inc. or Xcel Energy Inc. for your own use or consumption in Colorado from January 1, 2000 through October 31, 2002.

The information currently contained on this website is only a summary. You may download a full copy of the Notice by clicking here.


A class action lawsuit brought on behalf of certain commercial and industrial purchasers of natural gas for their own use or consumption in Colorado during the period from January 1, 2000, to October 31, 2002 (the “Class Period”) are currently pending in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

The lawsuit alleges that Defendants (listed below) and Co-Conspirators engaged in an unlawful agreement or conspiracy to manipulate the prices of natural gas during the Class Period. Plaintiffs further claim that certain commercial and industrial purchasers who purchased natural gas from e prime Energy Marketing, Inc. or Xcel Energy Inc. and for their own use or consumption in Colorado may recover for the effect that the alleged conspiracy had on the prices of the natural gas they purchased. Plaintiffs allege that, as result of the unlawful conspiracy, they and other commercial and industrial purchasers paid more for natural gas than they would have absent the conspiracy. Defendants deny Plaintiffs’ claims.

Settlements have been reached with e prime Energy Marketing, Inc. and Xcel Energy Inc. (collectively, “e prime” or the “Settling Defendants”).

Your legal rights may be affected whether you act or don’t act. The Notice includes information on the settlements and the lawsuits. Please read the entire Notice carefully.

Options to file a claim and claim filing deadline are explained below:



To File a Claim Click here

If you are a member of the class, you must file a claim to confirm or update the populated volumes of natural gas you purchased for your own use or consumption in Colorado.

If you disagree with the populated information or amounts, please complete and submit a claim and include any documentation or other evidence proving the volume of gas purchased.

CLAIM FORMS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR SUBMITTED ONLINE NO LATER THAN AUGUST 18, 2022.



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