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News Release
4/22/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Sacramento, CA -- Consumer Watchdog told a state panel looking into gasoline price manipulation today that a handful of big oil refiners have been able to charge California drivers 70 cents to $1 more per gallon than the rest of America because they have an information advantage over the rest of the market, the public and regulators. Consumer...
News Story
4/22/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
When California lawmakers met last week to begin asking questions about the recent rise in gasoline prices, Tom Steyer took notice. Steyer, the billionaire environmental activist and Democratic mega-donor, signed his name to a letter Monday sharing his appreciation for the Senate’s preliminary probe into why gas prices rose by more than $1...
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 Release
12/16/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Sacramento, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today revealed to a state oversight panel new tactics by which California oil refiners had their most profitable years ever and state drivers paid more at the pump than ever before compared to US drivers. The nonprofit group said that California drivers will have paid $10 billion extra for their gasoline by year...
News Story
12/16/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment. (KGO) – The California Energy Commission is holding a hearing today to address the issue of why gas prices are usually higher here in California. Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court is charging the oil companies with gouging us at the pump. “California oil refiners...
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...
Video
11/19/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
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. Read our full report here: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/...
News Story
11/19/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Californians seem to be paying higher gas prices than anywhere else in the country. According to AAA, the current national average is $2.12 per gallon. Here is a look at the gas prices from around the country: NATIONAL AVERAGE PRICES State Gallon Colorado $2.00 Florida $2.15 Illinois $2.08...
Video
11/19/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Californians seem to be paying higher gas prices than anywhere else in the country. Paul Magers looks into the reasons why.
News Release
10/29/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – The two California refiners that break out California-specific profits today reported their most lucrative California quarters ever. Tesoro’s & Valero’s quarterly reports for July through September help explain why Californians have paid a dollar per gallon over the US average during 2015, Consumer Watchdog...