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Commission authorization of the staff to file joint amicus brief: The Commission has authorized the staff of the Office of General Counsel to file a joint amicus brief with the U.S. Department of Justice in Texaco v. Dagher, Nos. 04-805, 04-814 (U.S. S. Ct.). In the brief, which can be found as a...
Testifying today on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce, Associate General Counsel for Energy John Seesel detailed the FTC’s varied initiatives to protect competitive markets in the production, distribution, and sale of...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that, because of changed circumstances, it has asked the Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii to dismiss the FTC’s complaint seeking an injunction to block Aloha Petroleum LTD.’s (Aloha) proposed $18 million acquisition of a half interest...
The Federal Trade Commission has voted to authorize the staff to seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to block Aloha Petroleum LTD.’s (Aloha) proposed $18 million acquisition of the half interest in an import-capable terminal and retail gasoline assets of Trustreet...
Commission approval of final consent order: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning Valero L.P.’s recent acquisition of Kaneb Services and Pipe Line Partners. The Commission vote approving the final consent order...
Petition for Commission approval of proposed divestitures: The Commission has received a petition seeking the approval of three proposed divestitures required under the FTC’s order regarding Valero L.P.’s (Valero) recent acquisition of Kaneb Services LLC (Kaneb). Under the terms of the consent...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a report entitled “Gasoline Price Changes: The Dynamic of Supply, Demand, and Competition.” The Report analyzes the many factors that influence fluctuations in the prices that U.S. consumers pay for gasoline at their local gas station. It examines a wide...
Operators who sent illegal spam and made deceptive claims for a bogus fuel-saving product that doesn’t save fuel have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that their e-mail and Web sites violated federal laws. The settlements bar violations of the FTC Act and the CAN-SPAM Act, and bars the...
Commission approval of proposed divestiture: The FTC has granted approval for Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (Enterprise) and Dan L. Duncan to divest the Enterprise Propane Storage Interest in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to Enbridge Midcoast Energy, L.P., a wholly owned subsidiary of Enbridge...
Commission approval of final consent orders: The Commission has approved a final consent order concerning Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (Enterprise) and GulfTerra Energy Partners, L.P. related to the merger of the two companies, and approved a letter to the commenter of record. The Commission...
The Federal Trade Commission has asked a U.S. district court judge to shut down an operation that used illegal spam to make deceptive claims about an “automotive fuel saver” that doesn’t save fuel. The FTC charges that the spam violates the CAN-SPAM Act and the deceptive claims violate the FTC Act...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (Enterprise) has agreed to make several divestitures to settle allegations that the $13 billion merger of Enterprise and GulfTerra Energy Partners L.P. (GulfTerra) would harm competition.
Under the terms of a consent agreement with the Federal Trade Commission announced today, Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (Magellan) will be able to complete its proposed $492.4 million acquisition of selected pipeline and terminal assets from Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (Shell), provided it...
Under the terms of a consent agreement with the Federal Trade Commission announced today, Buckeye Partners, L.P. (Buckeye) will be permitted to complete its proposed $517 million acquisition of selected refined petroleum pipelines and terminals from Shell Oil Company (Shell). To protect...
  The Federal Trade Commission today issued a report by staff of the Bureau of Economics entitled, “The Petroleum Industry: Mergers, Structural Change, and Antitrust Enforcement.” The report presents a detailed overview of structural changes in the petroleum industry and describes Commission law...
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a media availability on Friday, August 13, 2004, at 11:00 a.m.
In testimony today, the Federal Trade Commission told the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that the price of crude oil, not mergers in the petroleum industry, is the major factor in determining gasoline prices at the pump. William Kovacic, FTC...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Consumer Alert entitled, “Dubious ‘Gas-Saving’ Gadgets Can Drive You to Distraction,” that informs consumers about both gas-saving devices with questionable benefit and “tried and true steps to deal with rising gas prices.” The U.S. Environmental...
The Federal Trade Commission today reinstated charges that the Union Oil Company of California violated antitrust laws by defrauding the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in connection with regulatory proceedings regarding development of reformulated gasoline.

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