Osage producer supports Koch
Monday, November 22nd 1999, 12:00 am
News On 6
The owner of a Tulsa-based oil company
testified today in the Koch Industries trial.
Mac Alloway says that he has never heard that Koch Industries made adjustments to cheat producers out of oil. Alloway has worked
in the oil fields in six states for 69 years.
Koch is accused of training employees to underreport the amount and quality of oil it purchased from producers in the 1980s.
The civil lawsuit involves only federal and Indian leases. Koch had about half of its Indian leases in Osage County, where Alloway
struck oil in the 1970s. He began selling to Koch a decade later.
Bill Koch filed the lawsuit against the company his father founded and older brother now runs. He could receive one-third of a
court award if the jury finds favor of the plaintiff.