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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
5/8/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- On a call with investors today, Gregory Goff, the CEO of Tesoro admitted refinery shutdowns and “disruptions” led to big profits on the oil company’s bottom line in the first quarter.  Tesoro’s profit per barrel in the first quarter jumped by 20 cents, amounting to California profits of $119 million...
News Story
6/6/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The California agency in charge of toxic regulation announced last Thursday that it had failed to collect $185 million in repayments owed by polluters. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has since come under fire from Consumer Watchdog, who has called for a comprehensive financial audit of DTSC by the California State...
News Story
6/1/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Apparently, Caltrans isn't the only state agency that needs thorough scrutiny. Evidence is mounting that the state Department of Toxic Substances Control could use a good scrubbing as well. The Bee's Jim Sanders reported Thursday that the agency has spent more than $100 million in public money since 1987 to clean up 1,700 contaminated...
News Story
5/31/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Toxic regulator reveals it has not recouped $185 million in public funds from polluters The state agency in charge of regulating toxic polluters admitted Thursday that it failed to collect $185 million the state spent cleaning up contaminated sites such as junkyards, small businesses and property owned by large companies including Chevron....