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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...
News Story
9/30/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A New Jersey-based oil refining company announced today it is purchasing the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance that was badly damaged in a February explosion, with the $527.5 million deal expected to close in the second quarter of 2016. The deal, subject to "customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals," will also not be closed...
News Story
9/25/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
September 25, 2015 -- ExxonMobile is muzzling a key witness to last February's explosion at its Torrance refinery, effectively “subverting” a state and federal investigation of the disaster that injured four workers, Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog charged this week. The nonprofit advocacy group, which has fought the oil...
News Story
9/24/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog Wednesday accused ExxonMobil of a cover up following an explosion at its Torrance refinery in February that sent gas prices spiraling. In his accusation against ExxonMobil, Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court says the company is refusing to turn over requested documents and hiding an employee key to the probe from...
Video
9/24/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Exxon is being accused by Consumer Watchdog of withholding key documents and stalling on getting their Torrance refinery back online, which is going to continue to cost Californians extra at the gas pump.
News Release
9/23/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA — ExxonMobil may be subverting a federal and state investigation into the explosion at its Torrance refinery last February that hobbled gasoline production and pushed gas prices sky high, Consumer Watchdog revealed in a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and California Attorney General Kamala...
News Story
9/23/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Just when Southern California motorists were expecting to see some relief from high gasoline prices in the next few weeks, they now may have to wait well into next winter — at least. Exxon Mobil Corp., still at loggerheads with air quality regulators over a short-term fix for the company's damaged Torrance refinery, appears poised to...
News Story
9/23/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Members of a consumer-advocacy group accused ExxonMobil today of trying to subvert an investigation into a February explosion at the company's Torrance refinery, saying the firm is refusing to turn over requested documents and hiding an employee key to the probe from investigators. "Exxon is denying documents requested under subpoena by...