On July 26, 2008 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) alleged that Oasis Pipeline gave undue preferences to a marketing affiliate and overcharged for transportation of interstate gas. FERC proposed to assess a civil penalty of $15 million and disgorgement of $267,122 in unjust profits. EI Principal John R. Morris testified that the alleged undue discrimination was a result of the Oasis dual contract program, dual contract holders were not similarly situated to other shippers, and that Oasis did not overcharge for transportation of interstate gas. On February 27, 2009, FERC accepted a settlement with no civil penalty and no disgorgement. Oasis Pipeline does not admit wrongdoing in the settlement.