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News Story
7/2/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
BERKELEY, Calif. – Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog delivered a letter earlier this week at a meeting of the California Energy Commission (CEC), which is charged with investigating gas-price manipulation. The letter included analysis showing that since the end of May, California's largest oil refiners have engaged in “...
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7/1/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog says the price fixing is not just about the profit. Oil refiners are trying to drive up prices in part to scare drivers and lawmakers about passing these environmentally friendly laws like cap and trade.
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7/1/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
At a meeting of the state commission charged with investigating gas price manipulation, Consumer Watchdog delivered an analysis showing that since the end of May California’s largest oil refiners have engaged in unprecedented price manipulation to keep California gasoline prices artificially high using their leverage over prices at their...
News Release
6/30/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Berkeley, CA --- At a meeting of the state commission charged with investigating gas price manipulation, Consumer Watchdog delivered an analysis showing that since the end of May California’s largest oil refiners have engaged in unprecedented price manipulation to keep California gasoline prices artificially high using their leverage over...
News Story
6/30/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Major oil refiners are artificially hiking gasoline prices throughout California by charging branded gas stations an average of 30 cents a gallon more than what independent stations pay -- the biggest price gap in years, according to a consumer advocacy group. Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog plans to present its report Tuesday...
News Story
6/30/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
High gas prices in California are being "manipulated" by oil refiners, a consumers' group believes. The group, "Consumer Watchdog," presented its analysis to the California Attorney General today that it says proves the state's largest oil refiners have used "unprecedented price manipulation to keep California...
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6/30/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
At a meeting of the state commission charged with investigating gas price manipulation, Consumer Watchdog delivered an analysis showing that since the end of May California’s largest oil refiners have engaged in unprecedented price manipulation to keep California gasoline prices artificially high using their leverage over prices at their...
News Story
6/30/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Oil refiners are gouging California motorists by charging branded stations an average of 30 cents more a gallon for gasoline than unbranded stations, a consumer advocacy group said Tuesday. Consumer Watchdog delivered its analysis at a meeting with the California Energy Commission Petroleum Market Advisory Committee in Berkeley. The Santa Monica-...
News Story
6/12/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer advocacy group — Consumer Watchdog — is blaming increased gasoline exports from California for the recent spike in pump prices in the state, the Chron$ reports. Oil companies in California set a record for exports late last year, leaving the state with less gasoline — and thus higher prices. Consumer Watchdog is...
News Release
6/11/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA - Oil companies exported more gasoline from the West Coast to foreign nations in the month of December 2014 than ever in the nation’s history, according to Energy Information Administration data analyzed by Consumer Watchdog. The exports came just one month before California experienced a “supply crisis” that has...