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In the Matter of Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company
FTC Matter/File Number
021 0040
Docket Number
Enforcement Type
Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

A final consent order allows the merger of Phillips Petroleum and Conoco Inc. but requires certain divestitures and other relief to maintain competition in the gasoline refining market in specific areas of the United States. Among the assets to be divested are refineries, propane terminals, and natural gas gathering facilities. The FTC approved an application to reopen and modify its final order to change the license agreement that ConocoPhillips has with Holly Corporation, an independent oil refining company. The changes approved by the Commission allow ConocoPhillips and Holly to make the licensing of the "Phillips" and "Phillips 66" brands non-exclusive in two states for the last two years of the FTC-required agreement between them.

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