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The Federal Trade Commission today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking public comments on a proposed rule prohibiting market manipulation in the petroleum industry. The NPRM will assist the Commission in determining whether, and in what ways, it should develop a final rule. The...
Commission extension of public comment period – The Commission today announced the extension of the public comment period related to the Petroleum Industry Marketing Manipulation Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) Proceeding. The comment period will be extended until June 23, 2008. On...
Exercising the authority provided by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), the Federal Trade Commission today announced the approval of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit public comments on the appropriate way to interpret and enforce the...
In light of the parties’ abandonment of their proposed transaction, the Federal Trade Commission today announced its approval and issuance of an order dismissing the agency’s 2007 administrative complaint challenging Equitable Resources, Inc.’s (Equitable) proposed acquisition of The Peoples...
Issuance of Commission report: The Commission has issued a study, “2007 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration,” its third annual report on the state of ethanol production in the United States, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. On the assumption that U.S. fuel ethanol is a relevant...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced it will not continue with administrative litigation challenging Western Refining, Inc.’s acquisition of Giant Industries, Inc. The vote to dismiss the administrative complaint was 3-2, with the Commission majority issuing a statement explaining its...
In a paper in the March 2004 AER, Justine Hastings concludes that the acquisition of an independent gasoline retailer, Thrifty, by a vertically integrated firm, ARCO, is associated with sizable price increases at competing stations. To better understand the novel mechanism to which...
Market factors explain increases in the national average retail price for gasoline during the spring and summer of 2006, according to a report sent to the President today by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
The Commission charged that a motor oil lubricant importer illegally conspired with its competitors to restrict the importation and sale of these products in Puerto Rico, which resulted in higher prices paid by consumers. According to the FTC’s complaint, during 2005 and 2006,...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a complaint charging American Petroleum Company, Inc. with illegally conspiring with its competitors to restrict the importation and sale of motor oil lubricants in Puerto Rico, in an attempt to force the legislature to repeal a law that charged...
Commission approval of staff comments: The Commission has approved the filing of staff comments with Washington, DC, Councilmember Mary Cheh regarding the “divorcement” provisions of the District’s Retail Service Station Act, which prohibit the operation of retail gasoline services in the District...
Commission approval of staff comments: The FTC has approved the filing of comments by the staffs of the Bureau of Competition, Bureau of Economics, and Office of Policy Planning with Connecticut Representative Christopher Stone regarding the regulation of wholesale and retail gasoline prices...
The Commission issued an administrative complaint and initiated federal court action to block Western Refining, Inc.’s $1.4 billion proposed acquisition of rival energy company Giant Industries, Inc. to preserve competition in the supply of bulk light petroleum products, including...
We examine retail gasoline station pricing using three years of weekly prices for 272 stations in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. We report a number of new empirical findings about station level pricing and describe how these findings relate to existing models of retail...

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