Osage producer supports Koch

Monday, November 22nd 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- An Osage producer says he never heard that Koch (COKE) Industries made adjustment to cheat producers out of oil. Mac Alloway worked in the oil fields for 69 years in six states. The owner of Tulsa-based Tony Oil Company testified in the federal trial against Koch, the country's second-largest privately held company.

Koch is accused of training employees to underreport the amount and quality of oil it purchased from producers in the 1980s. Koch had about half of its Indian leases in Osage County. But Alloway still hired his own pumpers to gauge oil before Koch purchased it and to watch Koch as they gauged.

Alloway says he would have never allowed adjustments because it goes against policies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.