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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...
Blog Post
9/10/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
The power of California’s oil refiners is always felt but rarely visible in Sacramento.  It was on full display at Wednesday’s press conference when the Governor, State Senate leader and Assembly Speaker acknowledged that California's effort to lead the world by cutting petroleum use in half was dead for the year due to oil...
News Story
9/10/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
U.S. gasoline prices are projected to fall through the end of the year to almost $2 a gallon -- but California drivers won't be so fortunate. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that low oil prices and the end of the summer driving season will continue to propel a decline in gasoline prices nationwide. AAA reported the...
News Release
9/3/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – A new analysis by Consumer Watchdog shows Californians have paid $5.3 billion extra for their gasoline due to the higher amount Californians are charged than the rest of the nation since February. As Labor Day weekend approaches, Californians are paying 88 cents more than the national average. The analysis shows...