California Energy Commission

Ex-Attorney General Bill Lockyer Explains Why He Is Working For Big Oil

Lockyer Goes To Dark Side, Big Oil

Heading to Sacramento Wednesday to testify on California’s outrageous gasoline price spikes, I was looking for context to explain the $10 billion extra California drivers paid for their gasoline in 2015 compared to US drivers. Then I read the Star Wars series made $4.4 billion worldwide. 
 
An oil oligopoly, anchored by four California oil refiners, that control 78% of the gasoline market, raked in more extra dollars at the pump in one year than one of the most successful movie franchises in history.
 

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.

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