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News Release
10/30/2015
CONTACT Liza Tucker & Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Chevron today reported its highest U.S. refining profits for the first nine months of the year—a whopping $2.6 billion as compared to $1.7 billion for the same period last year. Since 54 percent of the company’s refining takes place in California, California drivers paid the price, Consumer Watchdog said today....
News Release
10/29/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court, Liza Tucker & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – The two California refiners that break out California-specific profits today reported their most lucrative California quarters ever. Tesoro’s & Valero’s quarterly reports for July through September help explain why Californians have paid a dollar per gallon over the US average during 2015, Consumer Watchdog...
News Release
10/28/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – California’s 4th largest oil refiner reported today that it made its highest profits ever on oil refining in California this summer. Consumer Watchdog said the investor reports prove that the state’s excessive gasoline prices, which were a dollar more than the US average this summer, were pure profit for the...
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10/13/2015
Consumer Watchdog says California oil refiners are gouging motorists by hiking retail gasoline prices well above the wholesale price of gas traded within the oil industry.
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10/13/2015
Consumer Watchdog says California oil refiners are gouging the state's consumers at the pump.
News Release
10/13/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Sacramento, CA -- Consumer Watchdog testified Tuesday that the gap between the retail price paid at the California gas pump and the wholesale price of gas traded within the oil industry has never been greater – signaling gouging of the consumer. Consumer Watchdog presented evidence before the California Energy Commission's Petroleum...
Video
10/13/2015
A consumer advocacy group testified Tuesday that California oil refiners are gouging motorists by hiking retail gasoline prices well above the wholesale price of gas traded within the oil industry.
News Release
10/12/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court, Cody Rosenfield & Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA — The oil industry is refusing to produce a single representative to answer questions tomorrow on gasoline supplies and possible manipulation of gasoline prices before advisors to the California Energy Commission, Consumer Watchdog said today.  It’s the second rebuff to government. Last March, no oil industry...
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...