AAI’s advocacy pushes for vigorous scrutiny of energy mergers and complementary roles for antitrust and regulation in overseeing energy markets.

Restructuring in petroleum, natural gas, and electricity has brought sweeping changes to market structures and created incentives for anticompetitive strategic behavior. Competition is critical for achieving energy policy goals of achieving a lower-carbon, more efficient fuel mix and technological innovation. AAI’s research, education, and advocacy highlight the importance of merger review, good market designs, and an active partnership between regulation and antitrust.