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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...
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5/22/2015
Ric Romero interviews Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog about why Consumer Watchdog has called on California’s United States Attorneys to investigate the unprecedented refinery outages driving California gasoline price spikes. In a letter, the nonprofit group presented circumstantial evidence that oil refiners may be manipulating gasoline...
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5/15/2015
  "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...
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...
Video
5/6/2015
Michael Finney covers a new report from Consumer Watchodg that confirms what California motorists have long suspected — oil refiners are drawing deep profits from gasoline price spikes. Tom Steyer & Jamie Court explain.
Video
5/5/2015
Consumer Watchdog released a report on Tuesday arguing that oil refineries have made large profits from recent gasoline price spikes. They argue that oil companies should be required to keep more gasoline in stockpiles in case a refinery goes down.
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
4/30/2015
CONTACT Liza Tucker & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA—The price of a gallon of regular gas in California spiked up another 40 cents this week and now stands at $3.59 a gallon at the pump due to fresh problems refineries have tried to conceal, Consumer Watchdog said today. Californians are now paying exactly a dollar more than the US average.   “By keeping the system...
Video
4/30/2015
The new spike in gas prices comes as Consumer Watchdog continues its in-depth analysis of California’s 2015 price spikes. The analysis includes a historical look at California refiners, their market control, and how they manipulate the market to reap windfall profits through spikes that cause sticker shock at the pump. Read the report here:...
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3/9/2015
Santa Monica-based advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, said there’s another force driving up prices. According to Liza Tucker, the group’s consumer advocate, while other states have a 24-day supply of gas reserves on average, California has just a 10-day reserve.