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News Release
2/2/2016
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- Tesoro, the state’s second largest refiner, reported today that 2015 was its best year ever for refining in California. Based on an analysis of the company’s annual filing, Consumer Watchdog has found that in 2015 the company made $1.9 billion in California alone- their best year ever by over a billion dollars. The...
News Release
1/29/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Chevron's US refining profits soared to their highest ever in 2015, thanks to California drivers who paid inflated prices for gasoline, Consumer Watchdog said today. More than half of Chevron's US refining takes place in California. US refining profits made up $3.1 billion of Chevron's annual profit of $4.6 billion...
Video
1/4/2016
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court delivered this testimony and slide presentation on December 16th, 2015, to the California Energy Commission's Petroleum Market Advisory Committee in Sacramento.  The panel is charged with determining the causes of gasoline price volatility.   Court lays out information compiled by Consumer...
News Story
12/21/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Refinery problems hit California again as the nationwide average falls to $1.99 a gallon The nationwide average for a gallon of regular gasoline fell below $2 on Monday for the first time since March 2009 — but L.A. prices are nowhere near that milestone and probably are as low as they are going to get. While motorists nationwide are...
Video
12/17/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Liza Tucker from Consumer Watchdog explains how Big Oil has been gouging Californians at the gas pump this year to the tune of $10 billion more than the rest of the country.
Video
12/17/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog explains how Californians are getting gouged at the gas pump and paid $10 billion more than the rest of the U.S. this year due to oil company greed.
News Story
12/17/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
December 17, 2015 -- Just how much more did Californian drivers allegedly overpay for their gas in 2015? Try $10 billion, according to Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog. Speaking at a meeting Wednesday of a special state advisory panel on the oil industry in Sacramento on Wednesday, Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court said evidence shows...
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 Story
12/2/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Much of the nation is paying $2 or less for a gallon of regular gasoline for the first time since spring 2009. But in California, drivers are shelling out significantly more — and the price gap has gotten wider in recent weeks. The Los Angeles area has been hit particularly hard. L.A. motorists are paying an average price that is 75 cents a...