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Consumer Watchdog Calls For Sunlight On Big Oil Refiners To Avert CA Gasoline Price Spikes; State Energy Commission Panel To Make Recommendations On Transparency For Refiners
Sacramento, CA -- Consumer Watchdog told a state panel looking into gasoline price manipulation today that a handful of big oil refiners have been able to charge California drivers 70 cents to $1 more per gallon than the rest of America because they have an information...
Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and that goes for blackout threats too. The California Senate Energy, Utilities & Commerce Committee has set an oversight hearing for May 10th to ask state energy regulators about last week's controversial report that...
CPUC President and Energy Regulators Should Explain “Blackout Blackmail” Lies In State Reports About Aliso Blackouts Under Oath, Consumer Watchdog Says
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog has written legislative leaders to call for answers under oath from PUC President Michael Picker and other energy regulators about why state reports misrepresented Southern California natural gas reserves and capacity to invoke the...
FPPC Opens Investigation Into Governor’s Top Aide For Failure To Disclose Timing of Stock Sales In PG&E
Santa Monica, CA -- Following an ethics complaint filed by Consumer Watchdog against the Governor’s top aide, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has opened an investigation into Nancy McFadden’s failure to report the dates and times of stock...
California public officals are not allowed to participate in decisions in their public office when they have an financial interest in the outcome. Evidence uncovered in wake of the PUC public corruption scandal fingers Governor's Brown top aide, Nancy McFadden, for...
Consumer Watchdog Tells So Cal Drivers Fill Up Now, Gas Prices To Rise Quickly As Major Refiners Switch to Summer Blend And Raise Prices On Their Dealers By 37 Cents Over Night
Los Angeles, CA -- The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog today warned Southern California drivers that they would be facing sticker shock at their gasoline pumps beginning this weekend as the state’s biggest oil refiners raised wholesale prices charged to station...
Consumer Watchdog Report Finds Oil Refiners Rigged Imports and Exports To Inflate CA Gas Prices In 2015
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog delivered a report today to a state panel finding that California’s largest oil refiners calibrated imports and exports of gasoline to artificially inflate gasoline prices during the first nine months of 2015, when gas prices...
Watchdogs Petition PUC For Open Investigation On Porter Ranch Leak; Decry Secrecy & Question Lack of Transparency
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog and the law offices of Aquirre & Severson petitioned the California Public Utilities Commission for an open investigation into the Porter Ranch leak, including the immediate release of key documents and a PUC meeting in Los...
Santa Monica, CA -- Chevron's US refining profits soared to their highest ever in 2015, thanks to California drivers who paid inflated prices for gasoline, Consumer Watchdog said today. More than half of Chevron's US refining takes place in California. US...
Santa Monica, CA -- Valero, California’s fourth largest oil refiner, reported $852 million in profits from oil refining in California in 2015, blowing past prior years’ profits by treating drivers who buy California gasoline as cash cows, Consumer Watchdog...