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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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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...
News Release
5/15/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA — Gasoline price spikes cost Californians an extra $2.4 billion for their gasoline between February and April based on the average pump price paid by the average American.  

 Southern Californians are currently paying $4.00 per gallon for regular gas, $1.30 more than the national average – the widest gap ever...
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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...
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5/15/2015
ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — Consumer advocates are working on a plan to get oil companies to open up their books amid a recent spike in gas prices. “I do not know why the prices are set the way they are. I’ve often questioned that,” says Harriet Porter of Orange County. Currently, the average price in the Los Angeles and Long...
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...
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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.