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News Release
7/22/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
News Release
7/13/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog today said the recent sixty cents increase at Southern California gasoline pumps is the result of profiteering by California oil refiners and low inventories maintained by the companies to drive up prices in the state...
News Release
7/9/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

Santa Monica, CA— Californian drivers, who have paid an average of 74 cents more per gallon at the pump than drivers nationwide, have shelled out $4.5 billion more for their gasoline than US drivers from February to June, Consumer Watchdog said today. The...
News Release
6/30/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
News Release
6/11/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
News Release
5/15/2015
Posted by 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...
News Release
5/8/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
News Release
5/5/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
News Release
5/4/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

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...
News Release
4/23/2015
Posted by Jamie Court

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...