State of California v. Valero Energy Corporation et al

Filing 86

ORDER RE THIRD-PARTY OBJECTIONS TO UNSEALING re 85 Objection filed by Kinder Morgan, Inc. Signed by Judge Alsup on 9/5/2017. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/5/2017)

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1 2 3 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 8 STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 Plaintiff, No. C 17-03786 WHA v. VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION, VALERO ENERGY PARTNERS LP, and PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE, L.P., 13 ORDER RE THIRD-PARTY OBJECTIONS TO UNSEALING Defendants. / 14 15 Third party Kinder Morgan, Inc. objects to the unsealing of portions of the August 23 16 order regarding preliminary injunction on the grounds that unsealing the volumes of gasoline 17 and other light petroleum products transported on Kinder-Morgan-owned gathering lines in the 18 Bay Area “would give Kinder Morgan’s direct competitors unchecked access to the very 19 information on which Kinder Morgan’s success is based” (Dkt. No. 85 at 1, 4). 20 By THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 AT NOON, Kinder Morgan shall submit a notice 21 specifying by name the competitors it claims will benefit from disclosure of its gathering line 22 capacities in the Bay Area, and how, in particular, this disclosure will harm Kinder Morgan. 23 24 IT IS SO ORDERED. 25 26 27 28 Dated: September 5, 2017. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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