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Consumer Watchdog Warns Exxon Cannot Avoid Accountability for February Explosion Through Offloading Torrance Refinery
Santa Monica, CA – ExxonMobil’s sale today of its Torrance Refinery may allow it to escape the state, but not culpability for the February 18 explosion or its subsequent coverups over its causes. That explosion injured four workers and endangered the...
The following is a tribute to Consumer Watchdog board member Jeremy Tarcher, who passed away recently, posted here on The Huffington Post. ---------- I recently received the sad news that my dear friend and publisher Jeremy Tarcher passed away. Few who walked the earth...
Consumer Watchdog Exposes Possible Exxon Cover Up As Investigators Seek Answers in Torrance Refinery Explosion
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...
Does DWP Overcharge Scandal Extend to Sweetheart Settlement With Over-billing Lawyer? Judge Puts Brakes On Settlement
The LA Department of Water and Power's overbilling scandals are epic. They include an elderly couple who are Soviet emigrees and lived in fear because DWP issued a $50,000 bill to them. When they complained, they were told to check for a leaky toilet. DWP is...
The power of California’s oil refiners is always felt but rarely visible in Sacramento. It was on full display at Wednesday’s press conference when the Governor, State Senate leader and Assembly Speaker acknowledged that California's effort to...
Labor Day CA Gouging Gap At Pump Rises To $5.3 Billion Since February: Oil Refiners Exporting Amid Gasoline Supply Shortage
Santa Monica, CA – A new analysis by Consumer Watchdog shows Californians have paid $5.3 billion extra for their gasoline due to the higher amount Californians are charged than the rest of the nation since February. As Labor Day weekend approaches, Californians...
Covered California Chief Peter Lee has claimed that the state doesn’t need health insurance premium regulation because Covered California is a tough negotiator with the health plans. A study out yesterday casts doubt on that proposition as researchers...
Consumer Watchdog Reports Gas Price Spike Costs Californians Record $1.2 Billion More In July; Oil Refiners Take Home $1.61 Per Gallon
Santa Monica, CA — California has broken all records for the biggest gap between what consumers here have paid so far versus the rest of the nation for gas at the pump, Consumer Watchdog said today. Californians paid $1.2 billion more, after tax differentials,...
Santa Monica, CA -- Analysis of Tesoro’s earnings released today showed that the company made more California refining profit in the second quarter than ever in the company’s history. Based on the number of barrels the company refined in California, and the...
CA Data Shows Record Gas Price Spikes = Record Return For California Refiners; Oil Refiners Double Their Margins From Recent Pain at The Pump For Consumers
Santa Monica, CA -- 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...