Big Oil

Sunlight On Big Oil: Showdown On Earth Day At CEC

As the sun rises in the Earth Day sky toward high noon, the California Energy Commission in Sacramento will be ground zero for the debate on what to do about the highest gasoline prices in the nation, which California has endured all year due to record profits by California oil refiners.

Will Exxon Get Away Scot Free From California Before Making Torrance Safe?

It looks like ExxonMobil might just make a clean getaway and unload its Torrance refinery onto independent refiner PBF Energy without making the facility any safer before Exxon skips town.

Big Oil Gives CA Energy Commission and Californians The Finger

Governor Brown appointed the California Energy Commission (CEC) Petroleum Market Advisory (PMAC) to look into potential market manipulation by oil refiners in the state.
 
That's going to be hard to do now that the trade association for oil refiners, the Western States Petroleum Association, is telling the CEC and PMAC it won't participate in any discussions about supply disruptions or gas price spikes. In other words, FU.
 

It's The Oil Industry, Stupid, But Is It Mail Fraud?

The mailer that landed in thousands of Angelenos’ mailboxes earlier this week slamming California’s signature legislation to slash petroleum use in cars and trucks in half by 2030 was sent by a grassrootsie-sounding group called the California Drivers Alliance.

Big Oil Slick Captures Capitol

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 lead the world by cutting petroleum use in half was dead for the year due to oil company lobbying and advertising.

Effort To Cut Petroleum Use In CA By 50% Stopped In California Legislature

Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court talks with radio host Norman Goldman about how oil companies used fear-mongering and lying to scare the California legislature into stopping SB 350: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/sites/default/files/resources/podcast_9-10-15.m4a

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