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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.
 

Going After California’s Gasoline Gougers & Climate Changers

As California drivers take to the freeways this Labor Day weekend, they will be paying a premium for their gasoline that's 88 cents more than the typical US driver. With crude oil prices at historic lows, and California oil refining profits at historic highs, the Golden State is getting gouged.

Three Weeks In Sacramento Could Change Everything

The future of the Earth, and California's dependence on Big Oil, could be determined in these last three weeks of the Legislative session.    

That’s one of the reasons we launched Capitol Watchdog, our project to pull back the curtain on corporate corruption in the Capitol. 

These are some of the questions that will be answered soon:

Big Oil Is Gouging Californians

Report: Golden State Gouge: The Summer of Record Refining Profits

This report analyzes the growing profits of California's major refiners in the second quarter of 2015, which saw a record price spike. In reviewing data from the California Energy Commission, researchers found that oil refiners were able to triple refiner margins the second week of July to a record $1.61 a gallon, representing the amount of money refiners receive for each gallon sold at the pump. The historical margin over the last fifteen years is 48 cents

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