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Petition for approval of proposed agreement: The Commission has received a petition for approval of a proposed agreement from ConocoPhillips concerning the recent merger of Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company. Under the terms of the consent order conditionally approving this transaction...
  In comments provided last week at the request of New York Governor George Pataki, staff of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition and Office of Policy Planning noted that two pieces of currently pending legislation concerning retail gasoline prices and the operation of retail...
The Commission has approved an amendment to the divestiture agreement approved on April 23, 2002, regarding the merger of Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) and Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation (Ultramar). Through the action taken on April 23, the Commission approved the divestiture of the...
The Federal Trade Commission today outlined the steps it has taken to assure competitive gasoline pricing in the United States. Testifying today before the House Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs, FTC General Counsel William E....
As gas prices creep higher and higher heading into travel season, the Federal Trade Commission recently conducted an Internet surf to detect and deter the deceptive marketing of products that purportedly save energy. After the surf, the FTC staff sent warning letters to more than 50 companies...
The Commission has received an application from Diageo PLC (Diageo) regarding the FTC's decision and order contained in the consent agreement accepted on December 19, 2001 that conditionally allowed the acquisition by Diageo and Pernod Richard S.A. of the Seagram Spirits and Wine Group from...
The Commission recently published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking companies or individuals (including contractors) to help in the development, deployment, and operation of a proposed national "do-not-call" registry. The registry would consist of a database containing telephone numbers of...
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning and Bureau of Competition today filed comments with the Commonwealth of Virginia's House of Delegates, at its request, regarding Senate Bill No. 458, "Below Cost Sales of Motor Fuels," saying that such legislation is unnecessary and...
The Commission has approved an application from Chevron Corporation (Chevron) and Texaco Inc. (Texaco) to divest Texaco’s interests in Equilon Enterprises LLC and Motiva Enterprises LLC to Shell Oil Company and Saudi Refining, Inc. The divestiture is required by the FTC’s decision and order...
The Commission has approved a petition by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) regarding certain amendments to the "Huntsman Agreement" and the "Ineos Agreement," both of which are incorporated into the decision and order in Docket No. C-3999 that concerns the merger of Dow and Union Carbide. The...
From May 6-9, 2002, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a second public conference to examine factors that affect prices of refined petroleum products in the United States. The conference, which does not require advance registration, will be open to the public and will be free of charge. It...
The staff of the Bureau of Competition has advised Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Inc. that the group's purchase of pharmaceuticals to be dispensed to patients treated by Harvard Vanguard physicians and to Harvard Vanguard employees is covered by the Non-Profit Institutions Act. That statute...
Resolving its competitive concerns regarding the proposed $6 billion merger of petroleum refiners Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) and Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation (Ultramar), the Federal Trade Commission today announced a proposed consent order that would allow the transaction to...

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