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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
10/12/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
South Bay Reps. Ted Lieu and Maxine Waters have slammed ExxonMobil a second time for failing to comply with a federal investigation into a February explosion and September leak of modified hydrofluoric acid at its Torrance refinery. A strongly worded letter obtained by the Los Angeles News Group accuses ExxonMobil of hampering the federal...
News Story
10/2/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Immediately after announcing this week the company is selling its Torrance refinery, which has shut down since an explosion in February, ExxonMobile officials came under fire from Consumer Watchdog in Santa Monica. “Is Exxon trying to wash its hands of responsibility for ignoring subpoenas, allegedly hiding witnesses and endangering the...
News Story
10/1/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here and then scroll down to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment. In February, the Exxon refinery in Torrance was shut down when an explosion destroyed an air-pollution control device that's 12 stories high. Gasoline prices went up in Southern California, and the refinery is still not back on line. Now Exxon has plans to...
Blog Post
9/30/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker
As government scrutiny intensifies on ExxonMobil, the company is apparently getting out of the state. Exxon  is reportedly selling its hobbled Torrance refinery in the wake of an investigation into management's responsiblity for an explosion Feb.18 that endangered workers and the community. Consumer Watchdog wrote a letter last week to...
News Release
9/30/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – ExxonMobil’s sale today of its Torrance Refinery may allow it to escape the state, but not culpability for the February 18 explosion or its subsequent coverups over its causes. That explosion injured four workers and endangered the community, and touched off a price spike that cost Californians $6 billion more for...
News Story
9/30/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The troubled ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance is set to get new ownership under a $537.5 million deal announced today by petroleum refiner PBF. The 750-acre refinery has been under scrutiny by local and state regulators since a massive explosion at the facility in February touched off shaking the equivalent of an 1.7 earthquake. The refinery has...
News Story
9/30/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
ExxonMobil's damaged Torrance plant will be bought by a New Jersey-based oil refining company. The $537.5-million deal, announced Wednesday, will take effect after repairs have been completed early next year. Consumers will see no immediate effect on gasoline prices in the Los Angeles area, where they've paid as much as $1.50 more a gallon...