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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...
Blog Post
8/26/2015
Posted by Carmen Balber
The future of the Earth, and California's dependence on Big Oil, could be determined in these last three weeks of the Legislative session.     That’s one of the reasons we launched Capitol Watchdog, our new project to pull back the curtain on corporate corruption in the Capitol. These are some of the questions that will be...
News Story
7/13/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Multiple choice quiz. Why are gasoline prices in California soaring while declining in much of the country? A) California uses a special blend of gasoline for environmental reasons that limits the quantity and costs; B) maintenance shutdowns are felt more acutely in California’s smaller, self-contained refinery network; C) demand is up; D)...
News Release
7/9/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA— Californian drivers, who have paid an average of 74 cents more per gallon at the pump than drivers nationwide, have shelled out $4.5 billion more for their gasoline than US drivers from February to June, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonprofit group’s analysis is based on statewide consumption and the higher...
Video
7/1/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
At a meeting of the state commission charged with investigating gas price manipulation, Consumer Watchdog delivered an analysis showing that since the end of May California’s largest oil refiners have engaged in unprecedented price manipulation to keep California gasoline prices artificially high using their leverage over prices at their...
News Story
6/30/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Oil refiners are gouging California motorists by charging branded stations an average of 30 cents more a gallon for gasoline than unbranded stations, a consumer advocacy group said Tuesday. Consumer Watchdog delivered its analysis at a meeting with the California Energy Commission Petroleum Market Advisory Committee in Berkeley. The Santa Monica-...
News Release
3/3/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog today reiterated calls for an increase in the state’s oil reserves as Los Angeles gas prices jumped $1.03 cents in the last month, the highest in the state, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report website. Los Angeles prices at the pump for regular gas have reached $3.53 per gallon, a dollar and...
News Release
3/2/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog said today that prices per regular gallon of gas in California were up an unprecedented 96 cents in the last month, nearly triple the 38-cent increase per gallon nationwide. “This is all pure profit for the oil companies,” said Consumer Advocate Liza Tucker. “The Senate has called hearings...
News Release
2/27/2015
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa, Monica CA—Gas prices have jumped up 80 cents a gallon in California since refinery shutdowns and slowdowns began on February 1, and 17 cents in Los Angeles overnight, making just announced California Senate hearings even more urgent, Consumer Watchdog said today. “There is just no good explanation for why consumers are paying...