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News Release
10/30/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- Chevron today reported its highest U.S. refining profits for the first nine months of the year—a whopping $2.6 billion as compared to $1.7 billion for the same period last year. Since 54 percent of the company’s refining takes place in California, California drivers paid the price, Consumer Watchdog said today....
News Story
10/16/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
An expert energy advisory panel may recommend that state regulators consider easing the air board's clean fuel standards under certain circumstances to help prevent gasoline price spikes, along with several other options including the establishment of a "strategic inventory" of California-compliant fuel. At the same time, smaller...
News Release
10/13/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Sacramento, CA -- Consumer Watchdog testified Tuesday that the gap between the retail price paid at the California gas pump and the wholesale price of gas traded within the oil industry has never been greater – signaling gouging of the consumer. Consumer Watchdog presented evidence before the California Energy Commission's Petroleum...
News Story
10/13/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer advocacy group testified Tuesday that California oil refiners are gouging motorists by hiking retail gasoline prices well above the wholesale price of gas traded within the oil industry. In testimony before the California Energy Commission’s Petroleum Market Advisory Committee, Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court said the gap...
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10/13/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog says California oil refiners are gouging motorists by hiking retail gasoline prices well above the wholesale price of gas traded within the oil industry.
Video
10/13/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer advocacy group testified Tuesday that California oil refiners are gouging motorists by hiking retail gasoline prices well above the wholesale price of gas traded within the oil industry.
Video
10/13/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog says California oil refiners are gouging the state's consumers at the pump.
News Release
10/12/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA — The oil industry is refusing to produce a single representative to answer questions tomorrow on gasoline supplies and possible manipulation of gasoline prices before advisors to the California Energy Commission, Consumer Watchdog said today.  It’s the second rebuff to government. Last March, no oil industry...
News Story
9/11/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Exxon Mobil's plan to increase production at its Torrance refinery appears on track for approval, which could help lower gasoline prices in the Los Angeles region within weeks. The latest schedule would bring Exxon Mobil Corp. before the South Coast Air Quality Management District on Thursday seeking permission to use an old pollution-control...
News Release
9/11/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today asked the California Attorney General and US Attorneys to investigate the oil industry for mail fraud when its trade association sent out a mass mailing this week with a fraudulent web site address or URL attacking climate change legislation. The mailer deceived the recipients about the oil industry...