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1/4/2016
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court delivered this testimony and slide presentation on December 16th, 2015, to the California Energy Commission's Petroleum Market Advisory Committee in Sacramento.  The panel is charged with determining the causes of gasoline price volatility.   Court lays out information compiled by Consumer...
News Release
5/21/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA—Consumer Watchdog called on California’s United States Attorneys to investigate the unprecedented refinery outages driving California gasoline price spikes. In a letter, the nonprofit group presented circumstantial evidence that oil refiners may be manipulating gasoline supplies through shutdowns to drive pump prices...
News Release
4/9/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA --- California drivers paid $1 billion extra at the pump in March, when compared to the national average gas price charged to U.S. drivers, according to an analysis of the latest government data by Consumer Watchdog. The nonprofit consumer group said refiners continued to reap a windfall in the wake of refinery shutdowns in...
News Release
3/9/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA —Exxon misrepresented its safety record at its Torrance refinery to lawmakers at a public hearing at Torrance City Hall last week, suggesting its February 18 explosion and fire was unique, and did not acknowledge how extensively the blast damaged its ability to supply gasoline, Consumer Watchdog said today. “The fact...
News Story
3/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
It’s tough enough to cope with the sudden spike in gas prices, but the fact that Californians are paying more to fill their tanks than any state in the U.S., with the exception of Hawaii, is making drivers here feel even worse. After hitting a five-year low in late January, the cost of fuel in California has shot up more than a dollar per...
News Story
7/18/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
YORK -- The Keystone XL pipeline will raise gasoline prices in the United States, hiking prices at the pump 20 to 40 cents per gallon in the Midwest, with no long-term economic benefit to the U.S. economy, says a new report by Consumer Watchdog. The independent agency’s report, released this week, concluded that the “Midwest’s...
Video
7/16/2013
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
A new study from a leading consumer rights group says the much debated Keystone XL Pipeline would dramatically increase the price people pay for gasoline, but supporters of the pipeline accuse the group of engaging in a misinformation campaign. The pipeline would transport oil from fields in Canada down to the Gulf States, but Consumer Watchdog...
News Story
7/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The Keystone XL pipeline, if built, would cause gas prices in the Kansas City area and the rest of the Midwest to rise by as much as 40 cents per gallon, according to a report being released Tuesdayday by a consumer group. Consumer Watchdog, a California group that has released numerous reports over the years about the petroleum industry, claims...
News Story
7/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Midwest motorists will pay 20 cents to 40 cents more per gallon at the gasoline pump if the disputed Keystone XL pipeline is built, an activist group contends in a report released today. The new pipeline and existing lines would transport tar sands crude oil from Canada to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. Consumer Watchdog, a California-based...
News Story
7/16/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Midwest Pump Prices Hardest Hit By Pipeline Development The Keystone XL pipeline will raise gasoline prices in the United States, hiking prices at the pump 20 to 40 cents per gallon in the Midwest, with no long-term economic benefit to the U.S. economy, says a new report by Consumer Watchdog. The report finds that: • Drivers, especially in...