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January 21, 1985
Texaco Inc. said it sold 600 Getty stations and nine wholesale petroleum terminals for $95 million to Power Test Corp. of Plainview, N.Y. Texaco acquired Los Angeles-based Getty a year ago and had been ordered by the Federal Trade Commission to divest Getty's Northeastern marketing operations. Power Test will also acquired the Getty trademark in most states east of the Mississippi.
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BUSINESS
March 10, 1992 | From Reuters
The nation's auto makers appear to have won a battle against oil companies over who is responsible for reducing auto vapor emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency this week will drop a controversial proposal that would have forced auto makers to install canisters in cars to trap pollution-causing vapors, a White House official said Monday. Instead, the EPA will require service stations to install nozzles on gasoline pumps to catch the emissions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1997
H. Dewey Hoyle, a World War II veteran who served in the Philippines, died of natural causes Sunday in a Camarillo convalescent hospital. He was 76. Hoyle was born Jan. 24, 1921, in St. Clair County, Ala. Following Hoyle's tour of duty, he owned several service stations in New Jersey. Hoyle later moved to Camarillo, where he spent the last 12 years of his life.
BUSINESS
June 18, 1991 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move to greatly expand the use of natural gas in place of smog-producing gasoline to fuel vehicles, Southern California Gas Co. plans to spend $18 million to establish 51 new service stations in the Los Angeles area by 1993. "The technology for natural-gas vehicles is already here and is being used," explained Roy Rawlings, vice president of marketing. "But first we must develop the infrastructure to support the vehicles."
BUSINESS
March 1, 1991 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Compressed natural gas--something of a sleeper in the ranks of alternative fuels for vehicles--will get a test drive in the Los Angeles area. Unocal Corp. and Southern California Gas Co. announced Thursday that they will sell the fuel--called CNG--to the public from two Unocal service stations. The sites will be announced by the end of the year. Natural gas has long been studied by energy companies and environmental groups--and promoted by the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1990
A Glendale mechanic was burned and a Mobil service station was destroyed Friday when a gas tank he had removed from a car ignited, touching off a blaze that sent a towering pillar of black smoke over the city. Glendale Fire Department spokesman Chris Gray said Albert Sanchez, 46, apparently dropped the gas tank, breaking a shop light that caused a spark that ignited fumes in the service bay. Sanchez was treated at Glendale Memorial Hospital for first- and second-degree burns on his forearms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1985 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
A measure that would curb sales of liquor at gasoline stations in Los Angeles won strong initial support last week from members of the City Council, who predicted that the proposed ordinance could affect busy commercial portions of the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles. City Council members Joel Wachs and Joan Milke Flores, who introduced the measure, said the ban would affect all service stations that do not now sell liquor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1994 | RICHARD SIMON
Regular, ethyl or cafe latte? At Charles Khalil's gas station, you can now sit down at a table and sip cappuccino while filling your tank. It's on Los Angeles' Westside, naturally, offering not merely premium coffee but gourmet cheese, fine wine, fresh flowers and holiday gift baskets. Khalil is not the only gas dealer to trade in his grease rack for a $15,000 espresso machine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1993 | CAROL M. BROWNER, Carol M. Browner is administrator of the EPA. and
The people of California deserve clean air, and it's the job of the Environmental Protection Agency to help the state reduce air pollution in the most effective ways. I'm eager to work with Californians and their public officials to improve the auto-emissions inspection program to help all Californians breathe a little easier. There are those who would argue that a better program would cost jobs, be inconvenient and not even improve air quality. Don't believe it.
BUSINESS
October 12, 1987 | KEITH BRADSHER, Times Staff Writer
Soft ice cream cones, canned pear slices, Worcestershire sauce and panty hose have replaced windshield wiper blades and spark plugs at the intersection of El Segundo and Main, and Arco dealer A C Wallace isn't sorry. "I'd rather be in a store here than having the headaches of working on an automobile," said Wallace, who converted his two-bay garage into an am/pm Mini Market seven years ago. "I've found it's so much easier.
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