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News Release
7/22/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court, Cody Rosenfield & Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- Newly posted data from California oil refiners shows that record price spikes at the pump have translated to a record high return to the oil companies of $1.17 per gallon in May of 2015. The average amount that a refiner receives for a gallon of gasoline has been just 46 cents since 1999, according to the California Energy...
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7/22/2015
Newly posted data from California oil refiners shows that record price spikes at the pump have translated to a record high return to the oil companies of $1.17 per gallon in May of 2015. The average amount that a refiner receives for a gallon of gasoline has been just 46 cents since 1999, according to the California Energy Commission (CEC), but...
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7/19/2015
Gas prices are up to $4.20 in L.A. County and crude oil costs are down. Consumer Watchdog's president Jamie Court says, there is no good reason for it. What we are seeing is unbelievable record pump prices, $1.20 above the rest of the nation. Oil refiners are keeping us running on low inventories and we have backup on the energy commission...
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7/19/2015
Gas prices are up to $4.20 in L.A. County and crude oil costs are down. Consumer Watchdog's president Jamie Court says, there is no good reason for it. What we are seeing is unbelievable record pump prices, $1.20 above the rest of the nation. Oil refiners are keeping us running on low inventories and we have backup on the energy commission...
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7/16/2015
California's 15 refineries have the capacity to keep us in our special clean air blend of gas but like many, they like to export gas as well and that can effect California's supply right here.
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7/14/2015
The average price of a gallon of regular gas jumped 28 cents in less than a week. Fuel in California is nearly a dollar more than the national average. The organization Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to the California Attorney General Monday with evidence it says confirms that oil refineries have been shipping gas to central and South America,...
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7/13/2015
Consumer Watchdog says oil companies are manipulating the gas market in California by keeping inventories low, driving prices artificially high. Crude oil prices are so low and the rest of America is enjoying that. However, Californians are getting gouged because the oil refiners have chosen to keep us running on local inventories and they're...
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7/13/2015
“There is no good reason for the latest outrageous run up at the pump other than oil refineries manipulating inventories to drive gas prices artificially high. Californians should be outraged by this gouging and officials should consider forcing oil refiners to open their books and justify their refinery outages, exports and inventories....
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7/13/2015
This is all about refiners keeping us running on very low inventory so they can charge very high prices and make the profits. President of Consumer Watchdog says inventories are down because oil imports into California have stopped.
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7/10/2015
Consumer Watchdog is pushing for serious scrutiny from the Attorney General's office. At the center of their findings, a pricing technique which may violate anti-trust laws. Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog says, "we have four refiners that control 78% percent of the market. All they have to do is pull a couple of ships and the...