Submitted by Eddie Barrera on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:00
KTVU FOX TV - 2 SAN FRANCISCO
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 to keep California gasoline prices artificially high using their leverage over prices at their branded stations.
Submitted by Cody Rosenfield on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:58
California Energy Commission data reveals that a recent and sustained 30 cents gap between what price oil refiners sell gas to their branded stations and the price they offered to independent stations is unprecedented statewide.
Over the last 16 years, the difference averaged three cents, according to a Consumer Watchdog analysis. Branded stations must buy gas at whatever price a refiner sets.
Submitted by Eddie Barrera on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:00
National radio host Norman Goldman and Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court talk about how regulation is needed in the California oil market to force transparency by oil companies and to get them to increase the supply on hand.