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News Release
10/29/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – The two California refiners that break out California-specific profits today reported their most lucrative California quarters ever. Tesoro’s & Valero’s quarterly reports for July through September help explain why Californians have paid a dollar per gallon over the US average during 2015, Consumer Watchdog...
Blog Post
10/16/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Being at the California Energy Commission to testify about how California oil refiners manipulated prices at the pump Tuesday was like prosecuting a case against a defendant who refused to show. The state's oil refiners and their trade association would not participate. They sent a rude letter from their lawyers to the panel empowered by the...
News Story
10/15/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A watchdog group says a lack of competition in California has allowed gas companies to make an unprecedented mark-up at the pump If you live in California, and think you’re paying too much at the pump, you are likely not imagining it. Consumer Watchdog, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, said in a press release Oct. 13 that they...
News Release
10/13/2015
Posted by Jamie Court
Sacramento, CA -- Consumer Watchdog testified Tuesday that the gap between the retail price paid at the California gas pump and the wholesale price of gas traded within the oil industry has never been greater – signaling gouging of the consumer. Consumer Watchdog presented evidence before the California Energy Commission's Petroleum...
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...
Video
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 Story
10/12/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
South Bay Reps. Ted Lieu and Maxine Waters have slammed ExxonMobil a second time for failing to comply with a federal investigation into a February explosion and September leak of modified hydrofluoric acid at its Torrance refinery. A strongly worded letter obtained by the Los Angeles News Group accuses ExxonMobil of hampering the federal...
News Story
10/2/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Immediately after announcing this week the company is selling its Torrance refinery, which has shut down since an explosion in February, ExxonMobile officials came under fire from Consumer Watchdog in Santa Monica. “Is Exxon trying to wash its hands of responsibility for ignoring subpoenas, allegedly hiding witnesses and endangering the...