AAI Working Paper No. 09-04: The Potential Cartelization of Natural Gas: Challenges for Energy and Antitrust Policy

In this working paper, Diana Moss examines the factors that bear on the formation and maintenance of a potential cartel of natural gas producers--regionally and globally. The analysis considers key structural and supply-side, product and demand-side, and other industry features that could affect the potential for cartelization. The paper notes the importance of proactive responses to a possible collusive agreement among large gas suppliers and evaluates both the economic and legal avenues available to combat cartelization. Read the paper here.