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News Release
10/25/2012
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA — Consumer Watchdog sent a letter today to the head of California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control urging the agency to stop stalling and sanction or pull permits of serial environmental violators, including Chevron and Evergreen Oil, a used oil-re-refiner.   A third case, that of hazardous waste...
News Story
10/22/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
For nearly two decades, Santosh Arya has pumped some of the San Diego area's cheapest gas at his three Homeland Petroleum stations. But his streak ended early this month, when wholesale prices started rising sharply, then shot up 40 cents a gallon overnight. To break even, Arya calculated he would have to sell a gallon of regular at $5.10...
News Story
10/12/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
The following Op-Ed Commentary was published on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2012, in the Los Angeles Times.   How can a power outage at a refinery spark $5-a-gallon gasoline at some L.A. stations? Why would the fact that California had to switch to the winter-blend fuel at the end of October -- a fact known all year -- raise gasoline prices to record...
News Story
10/11/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
But big drops won't come until station owners sell out costly fuel Gasoline prices across California finally started falling Wednesday after setting records for four straight days. But don't break out the bubbly just yet. California's average price for a gallon of regular gas slid half a penny from Tuesday to Wednesday, edging just...
News Release
10/9/2012
Posted by Daniel Palay
Santa Monica, CA—The average price for regular gas in California now stands at $4.67 a gallon, a record for both California and the nation. The spike is a function of low gasoline inventories and recent supply disruptions. California’s refinery market is already too small—14 refineries power the world’s eighth largest...
News Story
8/17/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Gas prices in California remain significantly higher than they were prior to the Aug. 6 fire at Chevron's Richmond oil refinery - despite the fact that the blaze didn't impact gasoline production in the state as initially feared. In fact, the state's refineries churned out more gasoline last week than they did the week before the...
News Story
8/14/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Gas prices in California are soaring a week after a fire damaged the Chevron refinery in Richmond, a critical piece of the state's supply chain. Prices at the pump jumped 25.8 cents in the Sacramento area over the past week, to $4 a gallon, according to market tracker GasBuddy.com. In San Francisco, motorists are paying $4.17 a gallon,...
News Story
8/14/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Gas prices in California are soaring a week after a fire damaged the Chevron refinery in Richmond, a critical piece of the state's supply chain. Prices at the pump jumped 25.8 cents in the Sacramento area over the past week, to $4 a gallon, according to market tracker GasBuddy.com. In San Francisco, motorists are paying $4.17 a gallon,...
News Story
8/14/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The $2.5-billion deal would boost Tesoro's West Coast presence and give BP cash it needs. It also would leave Tesoro and Chevron controlling more than half of California's gasoline production. Texas oil giant Tesoro Corp. said it will spend $2.5 billion to buy a sprawling refinery in Carson and other assets — including the Arco...
Blog Post
8/8/2012
Posted by Judy Dugan
More than two hours passed at Chevron's Richmond, CA, refinery between the discovery of a leak and the ignition of a blaze that threatened the health of thousands of nearby residents and sent hundreds to hospital emergency rooms Monday night. At any point during those hours, shutting down the big crude-oil processing unit in which a pipe was...