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News Release
10/29/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court, Liza Tucker & Cody Rosenfield
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...
News Release
10/28/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – California’s 4th largest oil refiner reported today that it made its highest profits ever on oil refining in California this summer. Consumer Watchdog said the investor reports prove that the state’s excessive gasoline prices, which were a dollar more than the US average this summer, were pure profit for the...
Video
10/13/2015
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.
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10/13/2015
Consumer Watchdog says California oil refiners are gouging the state's consumers at the pump.
News Release
10/13/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
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...
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10/13/2015
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.
News Release
10/12/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court, Cody Rosenfield & Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA — The oil industry is refusing to produce a single representative to answer questions tomorrow on gasoline supplies and possible manipulation of gasoline prices before advisors to the California Energy Commission, Consumer Watchdog said today.  It’s the second rebuff to government. Last March, no oil industry...
News Release
9/30/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court, Liza Tucker & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – ExxonMobil’s sale today of its Torrance Refinery may allow it to escape the state, but not culpability for the February 18 explosion or its subsequent coverups over its causes. That explosion injured four workers and endangered the community, and touched off a price spike that cost Californians $6 billion more for...
Blog Post
9/30/2015
By Liza Tucker
As government scrutiny intensifies on ExxonMobil, the company is apparently getting out of the state. Exxon  is reportedly selling its hobbled Torrance refinery in the wake of an investigation into management's responsiblity for an explosion Feb.18 that endangered workers and the community. Consumer Watchdog wrote a letter last week to...
Video
9/24/2015
Exxon is being accused by Consumer Watchdog of withholding key documents and stalling on getting their Torrance refinery back online, which is going to continue to cost Californians extra at the gas pump.