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Critics say switch to ethanol would increase pollution

TRENTON, N.J. -- The New Jersey Senate has voted to prohibit gas stations from selling gasoline containing clean-air additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), which has been linked to groundwater contamination, said The Gloucester County Times. First mandated in 1990, MTBE was designed to reduce...

State alleges 163 violations

SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- A Minnesota gas station owner has been accused of selling gasoline for less than the state law allows. State investigators say Midwest Oil of Minnesota stations in Albert Lea, Anoka and Oakdale had 163 violations of the state law that requires stations to charge at least 8...

Supreme Court will hear Shell-Texaco pricing case

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court said it would decide the antitrust liability of a joint venture that sets the same selling price for different brand products in a case involving a gasoline price-fixing lawsuit against Shell Oil Co. and Texaco Inc., reported Reuters. The justices agreed to hear...

Chevron OKs rival Unocal-CNOOC talks; won't sweeten offer.
Ohio fuel retailers win temporary tax exemption
Smaller class members may participate, U.S. Supreme Court says
Would allow N.M. refineries to operate at maximum rates
Chevron stands by its pending $16.6 billion offer
Offering Nucleus to Chevron, Texaco-branded retailers
States trying to stem driveoff plague