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2/25/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
According to the warning by a consumer advocate group, a return to the $3-range is imminent. Gas prices are about to soar dramatically, possibly increasing by 30 cents a gallon by the weekend, consumer advocates and an industry expert said Thursday. The increases are tied to the forthcoming switch to summer-blend gasoline, which is designed to...
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2/25/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog says SoCal consumers should fill up now while they can before an expected 37 cent increase overnight in gas prices due to oil company greed during the switch to summer blend.
News Story
2/25/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN DIEGO - If you were enjoying the recent low gas prices across California, brace yourself because you will start paying more again. The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog warned Souther California drivers on Thursday that they would be facing sticker shock at the gas pumps beginning this weekend. The group said the state's biggest oil...
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2/25/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The hike starts this weekend in Southern California, but the effects will spread to Northern California soon.   Caroline Martin typically spent 75 bucks to fill up her SUV.  "That's a big fortune especially if you're on a budget," said Martin.   Consumer Watchdog said we're in for a big change.   "We...
News Story
2/22/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
As corporate profit reports rolled in this winter from the gasoline refining industry, the case for gas price gouging grew steadily stronger. Start with the profits of the largest refiners operating in California. Then proceed to strange activities by an oil tanker, Exxon Mobil’s SR American Progress. Close with hard figures provided by the...
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2/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
California drivers are finally cheering instead of hissing the price of gas, as dozens of Northern California stations are selling fuel for under $2 a gallon -- the first time prices have dropped this low in eight years. "It's about time," Ivan Rodriguez, of San Jose, said, smiling, as he lined up at the Gas & Shop at 1590...
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2/10/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer advocate says California paid $10 billion dollars more for gas than the rest of the country partly because of the movements of a “mystery tanker.” Consumer Watchdog’s Jamie Court says his organization tracked the Exxon oil tanker “American Progress” along with other ships and made didn’t like what...
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2/9/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
There's an unusual new entry to the long list of reasons why Californians spent the last year paying significantly more for gasoline than other U.S. drivers: a mystery ship. The explosion at Exxon Mobil's huge Torrance refinery a year ago undoubtedly was a major factor contributing to high gasoline prices in California, especially in the...
News Story
2/9/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Collusion among California oil refiners “artificially inflated” pump prices in a move that enabled oil companies to make a “killing” in the wake of an explosion last winter at ExxonMobil’s Torrance refinery, nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog alleged Tuesday. Jamie Court, president of the Santa Monica-based group,...
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2/9/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Keeping supply low and driving up prices California drivers pay more to fill their gas tank than drivers across the country, but Consumer Watchdog says that's because big oil companies manipulate the fuel supply. The consumer group released a study this week saying drivers spent 2015 paying much more for gasoline than other driver because of...