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News Release
1/29/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Chevron's US refining profits soared to their highest ever in 2015, thanks to California drivers who paid inflated prices for gasoline, Consumer Watchdog said today. More than half of Chevron's US refining takes place in California. US refining profits made up $3.1 billion of Chevron's annual profit of $4.6 billion...
News Release
1/28/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Valero, California’s fourth largest oil refiner, reported $852 million in profits from oil refining in California in 2015, blowing past prior years’ profits by treating drivers who buy California gasoline as cash cows, Consumer Watchdog said today. The company’s California refining profits were triple the...
News Story
12/21/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Refinery problems hit California again as the nationwide average falls to $1.99 a gallon The nationwide average for a gallon of regular gasoline fell below $2 on Monday for the first time since March 2009 — but L.A. prices are nowhere near that milestone and probably are as low as they are going to get. While motorists nationwide are...
Video
12/17/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Liza Tucker from Consumer Watchdog explains how Big Oil has been gouging Californians at the gas pump this year to the tune of $10 billion more than the rest of the country.
Video
12/17/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog explains how Californians are getting gouged at the gas pump and paid $10 billion more than the rest of the U.S. this year due to oil company greed.
News Story
12/17/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
December 17, 2015 -- Just how much more did Californian drivers allegedly overpay for their gas in 2015? Try $10 billion, according to Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog. Speaking at a meeting Wednesday of a special state advisory panel on the oil industry in Sacramento on Wednesday, Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court said evidence shows...
Video
12/16/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog says oil companies are gouging Californians on gas prices to the tune of $10 billion extra in 2015.
News Story
12/16/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
California's stubbornly high gasoline prices resulted from state regulations, trouble with imports and an outage at a major refinery, the oil refining industry told regulators Wednesday. Speaking to the state Petroleum Market Advisory Committee for the first time since expensive California gasoline brought huge profits to oil refineries this...
News Story
12/2/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Much of the nation is paying $2 or less for a gallon of regular gasoline for the first time since spring 2009. But in California, drivers are shelling out significantly more — and the price gap has gotten wider in recent weeks. The Los Angeles area has been hit particularly hard. L.A. motorists are paying an average price that is 75 cents a...
News Release
11/19/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – The three major refiners that provide detailed profit information reported their best ever year to date from oil refining in California. Each company at least tripled their average historical profits in the third quarter, according to Consumer Watchdog’s analysis released today. The huge increases followed a record...