California Energy Commission

Capitol Watchdog: Meetings to Watch

Mergers, civic engagement and campaign finance are on the schedule for this week. In addition, the Independent Review Panel for the Department of Toxic Substances Control will be having two meetings on reform. Wednesday's meeting may be especially contentious, considering environmental groups will be laying out internal problems with the DTSC that need to be fixed. 

Eyes Open, Governor’s Panel Takes On Gas Price Manipulation By Oil Refiners

Being at the California Energy Commission to testify about how California oil refiners manipulated prices at the pump Tuesday was like prosecuting a case against a defendant who refused to show.
 

KXTV ABC TV-10 Sacramento, CA: Consumer Watchdog Group Accuses Big Oil Of Price Gouging

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KXTV ABC TV-10 Sacramento, CA

A consumer advocacy group testified Tuesday that California oil refiners are gouging motorists by hiking retail gasoline prices well above the wholesale price of gas traded within the oil industry.

KCOY CBS TV-12 Santa Barbara, CA: Californians Getting Gouged At The Pump Says Watchdog Group

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KCOY CBS TV-12 Santa Barbara, CA

Consumer Watchdog says California oil refiners are gouging the state's consumers at the pump.

KKFX FOX TV-11 Bakersfield, CA: Watchdog Group Says Oil Refineries Raising Gas Prices Unfairly

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KKFX FOX TV-11 Bakerfield, CA

Consumer Watchdog says California oil refiners are gouging motorists by hiking retail gasoline prices well above the wholesale price of gas traded within the oil industry.

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.
 

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