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April 9, 2004
California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer and the Federal Trade Commission owe consumers an investigation of Shell Oil Co.'s decision to shutter a Bakersfield refinery in the midst of a costly gasoline shortage in California. The refinery, one of only 13 in the state producing California's cleaner-burning gas, is by most accounts productive and profitable.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1986 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
In a victory for the state attorney general's effort to block the $10-billion merger of Texaco Inc. and Getty Oil, the state Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether state antitrust law applies to mergers. The court, in what may become its most significant antitrust case in years, voted to review a state appellate court ruling that state officials had no authority to get involved in the merger--and that regulation of such mergers was up to the federal government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1986 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
In a victory for the state attorney general's effort to block the $10-billion merger of Texaco Inc. and Getty Oil, the state Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether state antitrust law applies to mergers. The court, in what may become its most significant antitrust case in years, voted Thursday to review a state appellate court ruling that state officials had no authority to get involved in the merger--and that regulation of such mergers was up to the federal government.
NEWS
September 19, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A boisterous crowd of environmentalists, Central Coast residents and local officials Wednesday assailed a federal plan to open 500,000 acres of coast from Ventura to Morro Bay to new offshore oil drilling. About 600 people, including some industry and business leaders who support oil development, jammed a Santa Maria hotel meeting room for the sole California public hearing on the issue. It was one of eight national public hearings this month on the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A boisterous crowd of environmentalists, central coast residents and local officials Wednesday assailed a federal plan to open 500,000 acres of coast from Ventura to Morro Bay to new offshore oil drilling. Federal waters off Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, which begin three miles from shore, already contain 19 of the 23 oil platforms on the California coast.
NEWS
February 4, 1988 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
Politicians, environmentalists and residents converged on a small hall Wednesday and, during a raucous meeting, harshly criticized a federal plan that would allow extensive oil drilling off the scenic Northern California coast. Throughout the day the parade of witnesses assailed the proposal at the Interior Department hearing, waving "no oil" signs and booing a handful of pro-development speakers.
NEWS
August 29, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS and SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Just in time for that last car trip of summer, gasoline prices in Southern California have jumped more than 13% in the past month and are not expected to drop until after Labor Day. Prices for self-pumped regular are now hovering in the mid-$1.40-a-gallon range in Southern California, and richer grades of gasoline have been spotted selling as high as $1.95 a gallon. Blame high end-of-summer demand crashing into California's inelastic supply situation.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS and JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Just in time for that last car trip of summer, gasoline prices in Southern California have jumped more than 13% in the last month and are not expected to drop until after Labor Day. Prices are now hovering in the mid $1.40-a-gallon range in Southern California, and richer grades of gasoline have been spotted selling as high as $1.95 a gallon. In Orange County, regular grade gasoline was averaging around $1.42 a gallon Thursday, with prices for premium approaching $1.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1989 | DONALD WOUTAT, Times Staff Writer
Ravaged wildlife and fouled shorelines aside, the Alaska oil spill on March 24 caused only a brief interruption in the global flow of oil. But its impact on the energy debate has been likened to that of the faulty O-ring aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Like the review of the nation's attitudes toward space that followed the Challenger disaster, the oil spill is hastening change on the energy landscape. It also unmasked some fresh conflicts in the nation's spasmodic search for an energy policy.
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