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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.
 

New Evidence Of Exxon Cover-up Of Torrance Explosion

News hit the gasoline market in California today via the Los Angeles Times  that Exxon's Torrance refinery is not likely to get a waiver from air quality managment officials to restart anytime soon.

Volkswagen Scandal Shows Why Big Oil Wanted to Gut Air Resources Board

Big Oil wanted to gut the Air Resources Board during a major climate change legislative fight earlier this month, and this week, we had yet another glimpse of why.

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