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The Federal Trade Commission will require AmeriGas L.P. and Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (ETP), two of the nation's largest propane distributors, to amend AmeriGas's proposed acquisition of ETP's Heritage Propane business as part of a settlement with the FTC. The settlement resolves FTC charges...
The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement putting a stop to the phony claims of marketers who told consumers their fuel economy device could boost automobile gas mileage by at least 50 percent and "turn any vehicle into a hybrid." The settlement bans marketers of the so-called "Hydro-...
FTC Approves Trustee's Request for a 90-Day Extension of Deadline to Sell Tops Supermarket in Bath, New York The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by the Divestiture Trustee in the Tops Markets matter, The Food Partners requesting a 90-day extension of the deadline to sell one...
FTC Approves BASF's Application to Extend Manufacturing Agreement Related to 2009 Acquisition of Ciba The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by global chemical company BASF SE to extend a manufacturing agreement, entered into in compliance with a 2009 settlement order, which...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a Bureau of Economics staff report examining trends in the petroleum industry and how they have affected gasoline prices between 2005 and early 2011.  It concludes that while a broad range of factors influence the price of gasoline, worldwide crude oil...
The Federal Trade Commission’s staff submitted a comment to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission providing views on how energy regulators should apply the revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines.
The Federal Trade Commission will require Irving Oil Terminals Inc. and Irving Oil Limited (collectively, Irving) to relinquish the rights to terminal and pipeline assets in Maine that Irving acquired from ExxonMobil, to maintain competition in gasoline and distillates terminaling services in the...
As part of their ongoing efforts to keep markets that they oversee open and fair for American consumers, the Federal Trade Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that they signed an agreement to foster further cooperation between the two agencies by helping them...
The market for ethanol fuel in the United States is still unconcentrated, with 160 firms nationwide either producing ethanol or likely to be in production within the next 18 months, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s 2010 report on the state of U.S. ethanol production.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final
The Federal Trade Commission is requiring Pilot Corporation, owner of the largest travel center network in the United States, to sell 26 locations as part of a settlement that will replace the competition lost because of Pilot’s proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of Flying J Inc.’s travel center...
Commission Issues 2009 Report on U.S. Ethanol Market Concentration The Commission has issued the “2009 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration.” This is the FTC’s fifth annual report on the state of ethanol production in the United States, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The report...
FTC Issues Compliance Guide For Its Petroleum Market Manipulation Regulations The Federal Trade Commission’s staff has prepared a guide to help businesses and individuals comply with the anti-fraud provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) and the FTC’s Petroleum...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a Final Rule that will prohibit market manipulation in the petroleum industry. The Rule will prohibit fraud or deceit in wholesale petroleum markets, and omissions of material information that are likely to distort petroleum markets. The FTC’s approval of...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a Revised Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (RNPRM) seeking public comment on a revised proposed rule that would prohibit market manipulation in the petroleum industry. The revised proposed rule would prohibit anyone from engaging in fraud or deceit in...
The Commission has issued the report, “2008 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration.” This is the Commission’s fourth annual report on the state of ethanol production in the United States, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The report concludes that the U.S. fuel ethanol market, measured...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a unanimous vote to issue an administrative complaint challenging the proposed $85 million acquisition of Newpark Environmental Services by CCS Corporation, and to authorize staff to file a complaint in federal district court seeking a temporary...

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