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Minnesota Attorney General Wants FTC to Block Conoco, Phillips Merger

May 23, 2002

Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch made a plea May 22 to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission urging them to block the merger between Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Corp. According to, a Hatch spokeswoman confirmed that he feels the merger is anti-competitive and will lead to higher gasoline prices for local consumers. In addition, Hatch recently sent a letter to the FTC imploring them to block the merger, stating, “[s]omewhere along the line, we’ve got to put our foot down.”
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