Associated Octel Company Limited, The, and Great Lakes Chemical Corporation

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In the Matter of The Associated Octel Company Limited, and Great Lakes Chemical Corporation,
FTC Matter/File Number:

9710004

Docket Number:

C-3815

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The consent order settled charges that Ethyl and The Associated Octel Company Ltd. entered into an agreement whereby Ethyl agreed to stop manufacturing lead antiknock compounds and, in return, Octel agreed to supply Ethyl with a limited volume of lead antiknock compounds. The complaint issued with the consent order charged that the agreement eliminated competition between the two firms. Under the terms of the consent order, Octel must modify the agreement with Ethyl to remove price and volume restrictions and both firms are prohibited from disclosing to one another the prices that they charge their customers.