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BP Amoco p.l.c., and Atlantic Richfield Company

The Commission authorized staff to file a motion in federal district court to prevent the merger of BP Amoco p.1.c. and Atlantic Richfield Company. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleged that the merger would reduce competition in the exploration and production of Alaska North Slope crude oil and its sale to West Coast refineries, and in the market for pipeline and storage facilities in Cushing, Oklahoma. Under the terms of the order, BP Amoco was required to divest all of ARCO's assets relating to oil production on Alaska's North Slope (ANS) to Phillips Petroleum Company or another Commission-approved purchaser. BP Amoco also would have to divest all ARCO assets related to its Cushing, Oklahoma crude oil business within four months.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
991 0192
Docket Number
C-3938

British Petroleum Company, The, p.l.c., and Amoco Corporation

Consent order in BP Amoco p.1.c. (created by the merger of British Petroleum Company, p.1.c. and Amoco Corporation) requires the divestiture of 134 gas stations in eight markets and nine Light petroleum products terminals settling charges that the merger would substantially reduce competition in certain wholesale gasoline markets.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9810345
Docket Number
C-3868

Exxon Corporation, The Shell Petroleum Company Limited, and Shell Oil Company, In the Matter of

Exxon will divest its viscosity index improver business to Chevron Chemical Company LLC to settle allegations that its proposed joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell to develop, manufacture and sell their fuel and lubricants additives would reduce competition and lead to collusion among the remaining firms in the market.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9710007
Docket Number
C-3833

Shell Oil Company and Texaco Inc.

Shell Oil and Texaco settled allegations that their proposed joint venture would reduce competition and could raise prices for gasoline in Hawaii, California, and Washington and the price of asphalt in California. The consent order requires Shell to divest a package of assets, including Shell's Anacortes, Washington refinery; a terminal and retail gasoline stations in Oahu, Hawaii and retail gas stations, and a pipeline in California.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
971 0026
Docket Number
C-3803
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