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9/23/2015
Consumer Watchdog accused Exxon of withholding vital information from investigators looking into the explosion at it's Torrance refinery that has helped cause California gas prices to skyrocket.
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9/23/2015
Consumer Watchdog accused ExxonMobil today of trying to subvert an investigation into a February explosion at the company's Torrance refinery, saying the firm is refusing to turn over requested documents and hiding an employee key to the probe from investigators.
News Release
9/23/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA — ExxonMobil may be subverting a federal and state investigation into the explosion at its Torrance refinery last February that hobbled gasoline production and pushed gas prices sky high, Consumer Watchdog revealed in a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and California Attorney General Kamala...
News Release
9/11/2015
CONTACT Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today asked the California Attorney General and US Attorneys to investigate the oil industry for mail fraud when its trade association sent out a mass mailing this week with a fraudulent web site address or URL attacking climate change legislation. The mailer deceived the recipients about the oil industry...
Blog Post
9/10/2015
By Jamie Court
The power of California’s oil refiners is always felt but rarely visible in Sacramento.  It was on full display at Wednesday’s press conference when the Governor, State Senate leader and Assembly Speaker acknowledged that California's effort to lead the world by cutting petroleum use in half was dead for the year due to oil...
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9/3/2015
Consumer Watchdog explains how oil companies are purposefully keeping refinery inventories very low to gouge Californians at the pump.
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9/3/2015
As Labor Day weekend approaches, Californians are paying 88 cents more than the national average due to oil refiners keeping our state's inventory low enough to gouge us at the pump, says Consumer Watchdog.
News Release
9/3/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – A new analysis by Consumer Watchdog shows Californians have paid $5.3 billion extra for their gasoline due to the higher amount Californians are charged than the rest of the nation since February. As Labor Day weekend approaches, Californians are paying 88 cents more than the national average. The analysis shows...
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8/25/2015
Gas prices are down in the rest of the nation, but in California is seeing very little relief at the pump. Jamie Court explains why.
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8/10/2015
Nationwide, average gas prices are falling at the fastest rate since January due to cheaper crude oil costs and the resolution of some refinery issues but in California, the gap between local prices and the rest of the country is bigger than ever. Jamie Court explains that it is due to price gouging by oil companies who are scoring record high...