October 4, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
A UN independent rights expert on Thursday expressed "deep concern" about the Sudanese government's detention of citizens and heavy media censorship. According to reports, at least 800 activists were arrested during a demonstration concerning the fuel subsidy cuts, which almost doubled the price ...[read more]
August 20, 2012
by Max Slater
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acted lawfully when it approved a plan to increase the amount of ethanol in gasoline. The EPA approved the introduction of a fuel blend known as E15 which consists of 15 ...[read more]
July 30, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service on Wednesday said that Rosneft, the country's largest oil producer, broke unfair competition laws by over-inflating wholesale prices of petroleum products. According to the FAS, Rosneft violated Article 10 of the country's Law on the Protection ...[read more]
October 31, 2008
by Eric Firkel
Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) Thursday announced that Russian oil companies Rosneft and LUKoil broke competition laws in the Russian market by fixing monopoly-like prices this summer. The FAS found Rosneft and LUKoil fixed high prices for gasoline, diesel fuel, air fuel, and fuel ...[read more]
July 25, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a lawsuit Thursday against international trading fund Optiver Holding BV and some of its subsidiaries and employees, alleging that the company manipulated the futures prices of oil and gasoline in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. ...[read more]
May 23, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The US House of Representatives narrowly passed the Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act Wednesday, approving heavy criminal penalties for oil companies and individuals who take unfair advantage or charge unconscionably excessive prices for fuel. House leaders used an expedit... ...[read more]
March 1, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
US Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) and 78 other House of Representatives members introduced a bill Wednesday that would crack down on gasoline price gouging by instituting harsh criminal and civil penalties on oil and gas corporations and on individuals. The bill would permit the Federal Trade Commission ( ...[read more]
February 9, 2007
by Joe Shaulis
The US Environmental Protection Agency on Friday finalized a regulation intended to slash toxic emissions from automobiles and related sources through the year 2030. EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson said the new standards will be phased in for fuel containers in 2009, for cars in 2010 and for ...[read more]
May 22, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Investigation of Gasoline Price Manipulation and Post-Katrina Gasoline Price Insrease, Federal Trade Commission, May 22, 2006. Read the full text of the report. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
May 22, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
US oil companies did not illegally manipulate gasoline prices or restrain supply last year in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, according to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report released Monday. US antitrust authorities performed an investigation of the oil industry, and, like several past ...[read more]

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