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September 16, 1999
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board fined a Wilmington refinery $700,000 Wednesday for dumping too much polluted water into the Dominguez Channel. The fine--one of the largest in the board's 50-year history--was assessed against the Los Angeles Refining Co., a division of Equilon Enterprises that formerly was owned by Texaco. The refinery on Pacific Coast Highway discharges up to 4 million gallons of treated waste water a day into the channel.
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June 28, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear appeals by units of Royal Dutch/Shell Group and Chevron Corp. in a case that might limit price-fixing lawsuits against joint ventures. The companies want the court to block a lawsuit accusing them of using two joint ventures -- which were formed in 1998 and merged the retail and refinery businesses of Shell Oil Co. and Texaco Inc. -- to illegally raise prices charged to service stations. The U.S.
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BUSINESS
June 28, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear appeals by units of Royal Dutch/Shell Group and Chevron Corp. in a case that might limit price-fixing lawsuits against joint ventures. The companies want the court to block a lawsuit accusing them of using two joint ventures -- which were formed in 1998 and merged the retail and refinery businesses of Shell Oil Co. and Texaco Inc. -- to illegally raise prices charged to service stations. The U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1999
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board fined a Wilmington refinery $700,000 Wednesday for dumping too much polluted water into the Dominguez Channel. The fine--one of the largest in the board's 50-year history--was assessed against the Los Angeles Refining Co., a division of Equilon Enterprises that formerly was owned by Texaco. The refinery on Pacific Coast Highway discharges up to 4 million gallons of treated waste water a day into the channel.
BUSINESS
October 13, 2005
* A Shell Oil Co. subsidiary, Equilon Enterprises, agreed to pay $10.8 million to settle environmental violations at its gas stations in San Diego County. * Palm Inc. unveiled two pocket digital assistants, one with the power to wirelessly surf the Internet, hoping to renew interest in the flagging market for digital devices that don't have phones. * Google Inc. said it planned to locate a new engineering and support facility in the Phoenix area. Mountain View, Calif.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A judge signed an agreement forcing five major oil companies to clean up sites they own that have been contaminated with the gasoline additive MTBE as part of a settlement with a San Francisco Bay Area environmental group. Communities for a Better Environment said the companies knew the chemical could leak into ground water. The group sued Shell, Chevron, Texaco, Equilon Enterprises, Unocal, Arco, Tosco, Exxon and Mobil in 1998. The first five settled and are covered by the judge's order.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
Shell Oil Co. and a gas station operator have agreed to pay $3.6 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that the companies ignored reports that underground storage tanks were leaking gasoline into the soil and groundwater, authorities said Tuesday. Riverside County Dist. Atty. Grover Trask filed suit against Shell Oil Co.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1998
* Long Beach-based First Consulting Group, an information management consultant for the health-care industry, reported second-quarter net income of $1.97 million, or 12 cents per diluted share, compared with $477,000, or 5 cents, a year ago. * Commerce-based 99 Cents Only Stores reported second-quarter net income of $5.4 million, or 28 cents per diluted share, on revenue of $71.5 million, compared with $4.4 million, or 23 cents, on revenue of $53.8 million in the year-ago period.
BUSINESS
January 18, 2000 | BRAD BERTON
M. David Paul & Associates started construction last week on the third phase of its 1.2-million-square-foot Media Studios North office complex in Burbank, the company said. The three-story project, designed by Dave Thomsen Enterprises, includes 100,000 square feet of office space. The first two phases, totaling 450,000 square feet, are fully leased--with Residential Funding Corp., a unit of GMAC, the most recent major lessee with a commitment for about 44,000 square feet. Walt Disney Co.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Chevron Corp.'s $39-billion purchase of Texaco Inc. to form the world's fourth-largest investor-owned oil company was unanimously approved by the Federal Trade Commission. Texaco agreed to sell U.S. refining and marketing assets that in 1998 were placed in joint ventures with Royal Dutch/Shell Group and Saudi Arabian Oil Co. Those assets will be placed in a trust because negotiations have stalled over the price Shell will pay for Texaco's share in the two ventures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2000 | ALEX FIELD
Hoping to slow a 15-year-old underground fuel-additive spill that continues to spread up to a foot a day, officials at Port Hueneme's Naval Construction Battalion Center will begin using the latest in toxic cleanup chemicals Friday. The technology, developed by Equilon Enterprises, mixes a combination of cultured microorganisms and oxygen that form a bio barrier. Over time, Navy officials hope the chemicals will break down a mile-long synthetic gasoline slick under the naval base.
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December 13, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Royal Dutch/Shell Group and Saudi Refining Inc. agreed to pay $2.26 billion for ChevronTexaco Corp.'s stakes in two refining ventures, making Shell the biggest U.S. fuel retailer in the U.S. ChevronTexaco put the stakes into a trust in October as part of a settlement with U.S. regulators that allowed Chevron Corp. to buy Texaco Inc. and become the No. 2 U.S. oil company. Shell and Saudi Refining will pay $2.26 billion in cash and assume about $1.6 billion in debt, Shell said.
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