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We review explanations for two controversial vertical restraints commonly used in gasoline marketing: price zones and territorial restrictions. After a discussion of the relevant empirical and theoretical economics literature, we consider procompetitive and anticompetitive theories...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition, and Bureau of Economics have sent a letter to Alabama House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tempore, Demetrius C. Newton, stating that the Alabama Motor Fuels Marketing Act (AMFMA) is likely to harm consumers by...
By a 5-0 vote, the Federal Trade Commission today closed its investigation of Sunoco, Inc.’s (Sunoco) proposed acquisition of the El Paso Corporation’s Coastal Eagle Point Oil Company (Coastal). As part of its acquisition of Coastal, Sunoco, which owns three refineries in the greater Philadelphia...
In comments provided on October 15 at the request of Wisconsin State Rep. Shirley Krug, the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition, and Bureau of Economics stated that Wisconsin's Unfair Sales Act likely leads to significantly higher gasoline prices for...
The Commission approved a proposed divestiture by ConocoPhillips, Inc. under the terms of the decision and order in the matter involving the recent merger of Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company. Under that order, ConocoPhillips is required to divest certain assets and enter into certain...
Zone pricing in wholesale gasoline markets is a contentious topic in the public policy debate. Refiners contend that they use zone pricing to be competitive with local rivals. Critics claim that zone pricing benefits the oil industry and harms consumers. With a controlled experiment...
In comments provided last Friday at the request of New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning and Bureau of Competition stated that there is a “significant risk” that the Motor Fuel Marketing Practices Act (MFMPA, Bill Nos. A....
Commission approval of proposed divestiture: The Commission has approved an application for a proposed divestiture from Shell Oil Company (Shell Oil) and Pennzoil-Quaker State Company (Pennzoil). The application was submitted pursuant to the terms of the 2002 FTC decision and order relating to...
The Commission has filed an amicus brief jointly with the U.S. Department of Justice in the case Verizon Communications, Inc. v. Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko, No. 02-682 (U.S. S. Ct.). The brief, which is available on the FTC's Web site as a link to this press release, concerns whether the...
Southern Union Company settled antitrust concerns stemming from its proposed acquisition of the Panhandle pipeline from CMS Energy Corporation. The consent order permitted the acquisition but required Southern Union to terminate an agreement to manage the Central pipeline which...
The Commission has received an application for approval of proposed divestiture from Shell Oil Company (Shell Oil) and Pennzoil-Quaker State Company (Pennzoil). The application was submitted pursuant to the terms of the 2002 FTC decision and order relating to Shell Oil's acquisition of Pennzoil.
  Staff of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Economics, and Bureau of Competition yesterday filed comments with North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and State Senator Daniel G. Clodfelter, Chairman of the Judiciary I Committee, stating that the proposed...
Petition for approval of proposed divestiture: The Commission has received a petition for approval of a proposed divestiture from ConocoPhillips, Inc. concerning the recent merger of Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company. Under the terms of the decision and order, ConocoPhillips is required...
The Commission has received an application for approval of a proposed divestiture from ConocoPhillips, Inc. (ConocoPhillips), pursuant to a final decision and order with the FTC, announced on February 14, 2003, regarding Conoco's merger with Phillips Petroleum Company (Phillips). As detailed in...

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