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Mac's Shell Service And Application Of The Petroleum Marketing Practices Act

By Philip Ashley The Petroleum Marketing Practices Act was enacted by Congress to address abuses in the termination or non-renewal of the franchisee relationship between independent franchisees and their franchisor oil companies. Since then, some circuit courts of appeal have expanded the application...

AP Impact: Gulf Oil Industry-Government Ties Persist

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Ties between offshore oil and gas companies and the agency that regulates them persist, nearly a year after the Obama administration announced an overhaul of ethics rules to deter such cozy relationships, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. About 1 of every 5 employees...

Steptoe & Johnson: Shell Selects Pennsylvania Site for Ethane Cracker

By Sharon O. Flanery and L. Gil White Shell Chemical LP (Shell) announced today that it has selected a site to evaluate in Potter and Center Townships in Beaver County near Monaca, PA for its ethane cracker facility. Sites in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio were considered, and officials from...