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7/10/2015
Consumer Watchdog based in Santa Monica -- says oil refineries are working hard to keep the state running on empty with planned outages -- and other price surging tactics. "it's profitable for the oil refineries to keep us on low inventories and take refineries offline and they aren't importing the supplies we need to keep the prices...
News Release
7/9/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA— Californian drivers, who have paid an average of 74 cents more per gallon at the pump than drivers nationwide, have shelled out $4.5 billion more for their gasoline than US drivers from February to June, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonprofit group’s analysis is based on statewide consumption and the higher...
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7/1/2015
At a meeting of the state commission charged with investigating gas price manipulation, Consumer Watchdog delivered an analysis showing that since the end of May California’s largest oil refiners have engaged in unprecedented price manipulation to keep California gasoline prices artificially high using their leverage over prices at their...
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7/1/2015
Consumer Watchdog says the price fixing is not just about the profit. Oil refiners are trying to drive up prices in part to scare drivers and lawmakers about passing these environmentally friendly laws like cap and trade.
Video
6/30/2015
At a meeting of the state commission charged with investigating gas price manipulation, Consumer Watchdog delivered an analysis showing that since the end of May California’s largest oil refiners have engaged in unprecedented price manipulation to keep California gasoline prices artificially high using their leverage over prices at their...
News Release
6/30/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court
Berkeley, CA --- At a meeting of the state commission charged with investigating gas price manipulation, Consumer Watchdog delivered an analysis showing that since the end of May California’s largest oil refiners have engaged in unprecedented price manipulation to keep California gasoline prices artificially high using their leverage over...
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6/11/2015
A California consumer group has accused oil companies of driving up prices in the state by sending millions of gallons of gasoline offshore. Even though crude oil prices are at about $65 dollars a barrel, gas prices in California are close to $4 a gallon. Californians pay more than the rest of the country for gasoline. According to Consumer...
News Release
6/11/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA - Oil companies exported more gasoline from the West Coast to foreign nations in the month of December 2014 than ever in the nation’s history, according to Energy Information Administration data analyzed by Consumer Watchdog. The exports came just one month before California experienced a “supply crisis” that has...
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5/24/2015
Some are wondering why gas prices are up at a time when crude oil prices remain low. "The last time gas prices were over $4.00 in California, crude oil prices were over $100 a barrel. Today, crude oil prices are about $60 a barrel," said Jamie Court, president of the non-profit Consumer Watchdog.
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5/22/2015
"California’s oil refiners are the only industry in America that make a fortune when their factories go down,” said Jamie Court, President of Consumer Watchdog. “Oil company CEOs are boasting to investors on conference calls about huge West Coast profits from their refinery outages while refusing to appear before state...