Oil

Oil Refiners Refuse To Testify While Price Gouging California Consumers

Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court discusses with radio host Norman Goldman how oil companies are artificially keeping gas prices high and gouging Calfornians and how we can stop them: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/sites/default/files/resources/podcast_10-23-15.m4a

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.

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.
 

Is Exxon Trying To Buy Its Way Out Of Accountability Through Refinery Sale?

As government scrutiny intensifies on ExxonMobil, the company is apparently getting out of the state. Exxon  is reportedly selling its hobbled Torrance refinery in the wake of an investigation into management's responsibility for an explosion Feb.18 that endangered workers and the community.
 

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