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6/3/2016
By Cody Rosenfield
Update:  The clock last reset on October 910th after an unplanned shutdown at PBF's Torrance refinery. The refinery went offline after a 25 minute power outage in Torrance.   When refineries go down, gasoline prices go up.  That's why we started the clock on the next "unplanned" refinery outage: the Golden State...
Video
11/19/2015
Californians seem to be paying higher gas prices than anywhere else in the country. Paul Magers looks into the reasons why.
News Release
11/19/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – The three major refiners that provide detailed profit information reported their best ever year to date from oil refining in California. Each company at least tripled their average historical profits in the third quarter, according to Consumer Watchdog’s analysis released today. The huge increases followed a record...
News Release
5/8/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- On a call with investors today, Gregory Goff, the CEO of Tesoro admitted refinery shutdowns and “disruptions” led to big profits on the oil company’s bottom line in the first quarter.  Tesoro’s profit per barrel in the first quarter jumped by 20 cents, amounting to California profits of $119 million...
News Release
5/5/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Liza Tucker
San Francisco, CA — Consumer Watchdog published a new report today, “Refining Profits: How Californians Get Fleeced At The Pump,” showing that oil refiners have made large profits from gasoline price spikes recently and over the last decade. The report reviewed ten years of publicly available profit data. “The proof’...
News Release
4/9/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA --- California drivers paid $1 billion extra at the pump in March, when compared to the national average gas price charged to U.S. drivers, according to an analysis of the latest government data by Consumer Watchdog. The nonprofit consumer group said refiners continued to reap a windfall in the wake of refinery shutdowns in...
Video
4/9/2015
California drivers paid $1 billion extra at the pump in March, when compared to the national average gas price charged to U.S. drivers, according to an analysis of the latest government data by Consumer Watchdog.
Video
4/8/2015
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Consumer Watchdog released a report on Thursday, saying that Californians spent $1 billion more on gas than the rest of the country during the month of March.  The group says the price spike is due to a shortage of gas caused by two refineries going offline. One caused by a labor...
News Release
4/7/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog said that California legislation being debated today to cut petroleum demand in half will radically reduce the price of fuel in California. The group pointed out that reducing demand for gasoline is a critical factor in blunting the oil company price gouging that Californians witnessed in...
News Release
3/31/2015
CONTACT Liza Tucker & Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA — Business leader, philanthropist and climate activist Tom Steyer and Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court asked California lawmakers to subpoena oil industry executives to explain why California’s gasoline market is structured for shortages and volatility.   The executives declined to testify at a March 24...