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Consumer Watchdog Presents Evidence To Attorney General & State Of Oil Refiners’ Unprecedented Market Manipulation To Artificially Raise Gas Prices
Berkeley, CA --- At a meeting of the state commission charged with investigating gas price manipulation, Consumer Watchdog delivered an analysis showing that since the end of May California’s largest oil refiners have engaged in unprecedented price manipulation...
West Coast Oil Companies Exported Record Amount of Gasoline to Foreign Nations A Month Before “Supply Shortage” Price Spike That Cost Californians $3.6 Billion
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...
Southern California Gas Price Difference With U.S. Greatest In 15 Years; 3 Month Bill To Californians Hits $2.4 Billion as CA Oil Refining Profits Soar
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...
Tesoro CEO Admits Refinery “Disruption” and Shutdowns = Big Profits, Echoing Chevron Statements About Pump Spike
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...
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...
Consumer Watchdog Challenges Proponents Of San Francisco Home Sharing Regulation Ballot Initiative To Withdraw Measure’s Privacy Flaws That Violate City’s Core Values
Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on the proponents of a San Francisco ballot initiative that would regulate home sharing platforms, like Airbnb, to withdraw the measure’s privacy violating provisions that are “antithetical to San...
Privacy And Taxation Can Go Hand In Hand, Consumer Watchdog Tells San Francisco And Sacramento Lawmakers
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called for amendments to proposals under consideration in San Francisco and in the California Senate aimed at regulating home sharing platforms like Airbnb, that would ensure privacy and allow occupancy taxes to be...
Consumer Watchdog Says California Petroleum Reduction Targets Needed To Stop Oil Company Price Gouging
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...
Californians Paid $550 Million Extra During February’s Gasoline Price Spike; Watchdog Report Finds Low Inventories & Profiteering Drive Gasoline Price Spikes
Santa Monica, CA -- At a California State Senate hearing on February gasoline price spikes, Consumer Watchdog issued a report finding that California oil refiners have about half as much gasoline on hand than the rest of America, creating a volatile market that leads...
Remember, months ago, when we called out nonprofit Blue Shield for spending policyholder money to buy a luxury skybox at San Francisco 49ers games? State tax collectors have finally revoked the nonprofit health insurance company’s tax exemption following years of...