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The FTC has received an application for the approval of a transaction from the following: Exxon Mobil Corporation. As required by Paragraph XIV.B. of the Commission's order in Docket No. C-3907, Exxon Mobil has entered into two Base Oil Supply Agreements. The agreements, with Castrol North America...
  Commission action regarding applications for approval:
The FTC has approved several agreements in the following matter: BP-Amoco p.l.c./Atlantic Richfield Company. The Commission has approved certain agreements required by Paragraph II.C. of the proposed Decision and Order in this matter, which the Commission accepted for public comment on April 13,...
The Federal Trade Commission has accepted a proposed consent order that would remedy the likely anticompetitive effects of the proposed $27 billion merger of BP Amoco p.l.c. (BP Amoco) and Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). Under the terms of the order, BP Amoco would be required to divest all of...
Applications for approval of transactions:
Additive marketers Dura Lube and Motor Up, and their principals, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that performance claims for their engine treatments were deceptive and unsubstantiated in violation of federal law. The two proposed settlements will bar false and...
Presenting Federal Trade Commission testimony today before the House Judiciary Committee on competition in the petroleum industry, Richard G. Parker*, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition, said that while various factors have contributed to higher consumer heating oil and gasoline prices...
Testifying today before the House Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and Power regarding recent nationwide oil price fluctuations, Richard Parker*, Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, stressed the need for federal and state coordination in responding to such...
Applications for approval of transactions:
Publication of Federal Register notice regarding regulatory reviews for calendar year 2000:
Appointment of hold separate trustee: The FTC has approved the appointment of Deloitte Consulting LLC as a hold-separate trustee in the following matter: Exxon Mobil Corporation. This trustee is being appointed per the Commission's recent decision and order -- and order to hold separate and...
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it has accepted a proposed settlement of charges that Exxon Corporation's acquisition of Mobil Corporation would violate federal antitrust laws. The FTC alleged that the acquisition would significantly injure competition in the markets for refining...
In the latest of a series of Federal Trade Commission cases alleging that ad claims for motor oil and fuel additives were deceptive, Castrol North America Inc., the marketer of gas additive Castrol Syntec Power System, and Shell Chemical Company, the developer and supplier of the Castrol Syntec...
  Prolong Super Lubricants, Inc., marketer of one of the largest selling motor oil additives sold in the U. S., has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the firm made unsubstantiated claims for its automobile motor oil additive, Prolong Engine Treatment Concentrate (ETC). Prolong...
In the latest law enforcement initiative targeting ads that use deceptive performance claims to tout motor oil additives, the Federal Trade Commission has charged the marketers of Dura Lube Super Engine Treatment and Dura Lube Advanced Engine Treatment with making false and unsubstantiated...
The Federal Trade Commission will review the proposed acquisition of Mobil Oil by Exxon Corporation in each area where they compete -- exploration and production, refining and marketing -- and against the backdrop of an "ongoing trend of consolidation and concentration" in the industry, according...
The following is an excerpt from the statement of Federal Trade Commission Chairman Robert Pitofsky and Commissioners Sheila F. Anthony and Mozelle W. Thompson explaining why they believe the consent agreement accepted on December 29, 1998, protects the interests of U.S. consumers and clarifying...

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