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Archive | March, 2007

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Retailers Resist 'Adjusted' Price

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27. March 2007

Retailers Resist 'Adjusted' Price

The petroleum marketers, a.k.a wholesalers and chain operators of truck stops and convenience stores, are organizing a new coalition, P.U.M.P. (the Partnership for Uniform Marketing Practices), to stop the rising momentum to mandate automatic temperature compensation (ATC) gasoline pumps. It’s hardly a surpise given the fact that the hot fuel scam allows retailers to buy […]

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State Regulators’ Favors to Oil

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27. March 2007

State Regulators’ Favors to Oil

A state auditor’s investigation reports that a regulator and his supervisor in the California Department of Conservation appeared to be fast-tracking drilling or other permits to oil companies while the employees concealed  their investments in the same companies and took  favors from them. Yet the audit, released last week, does not name the employees or […]

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Valdez's Sister Still Afloat

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26. March 2007

Valdez's Sister Still Afloat

Exxon still has not paid the $2.5 billion in punitive damages it owes 30,000 Alaskans from the Valdez spill.  Exxpose Exxon has now uncovered that the world’s richest corporation is hardly showing remorse in its operations either, as it continues to operate the only single-hulled oil tanker being used by an oli company in Alaska’s […]

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Big Oil Buys Berkeley

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26. March 2007

Big Oil Buys Berkeley

Oil giant BP’s proposed research deal with UC Berkeley is threatening to push  academic integrity aside in favor of profits, writes author Jennifer Washburn in the Los Angeles Times. "This is shameful "  says Washburn, a New America Foundation Fellow. "The core mission of Berkeley is education, open knowledge exchange and objective research, not making […]

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State Risk Seen in Chevron-Yukos Deal

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26. March 2007

State Risk Seen in Chevron-Yukos Deal

California State controller John Chiang has sent a letter to the state employees’ huge retirement fund known as CalPERS, advising it to be wary of Chevron’s attempt to buy the tainted assets of Russia’s dismantled Yukos oil company. "Specifically, I am interested in an assessment of the inherent risks to the safety of the CalPERS […]

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Stanford Claims Independence In ExxonMobil Deal, But Pact Details Show Otherwise;

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26. March 2007

Stanford Claims Independence In ExxonMobil Deal, But Pact Details Show Otherwise;

NEWS RELEASE: March 26, 2007 CONTACT: John M. Simpson, 310-392-0522, ext. 317, or 310-292-1902 (cell) Key part of research agreement remains secret Santa Monica, CA — Stanford University President John Hennessy was asked today by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) to explain university claims of independence in response to concerns about the […]

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FUEL PRICES A HOT TOPIC

26. March 2007

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FUEL PRICES A HOT TOPIC

Marketplace Radio Program (American Public Media) March 26, 2007 by Anchor: Kai Ryssdal – Commentator: Jamie Court The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court, was broadcast on American Public Media’s Marketplace radio program on NPR on Monday, March 26th, 2007. Listen to the audio of the commentary here. ———— KAI RYSSDAL (HOST): One thing […]

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FTCR Demands Release of Information About Regulator With Oil Company Ties

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23. March 2007

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FTCR Demands Release of Information About Regulator With Oil Company Ties

NEWS RELEASE: March 23, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 213 280-0175, or Jamie Court, 310 392-0522, ext. 327 Santa Monica, CA — FTCR said a state auditor’s investigation reported today in the Sacramento Bee hints at a culture of coziness and possible broader corruption in the state’s dealings with the oil industry and demanded more information […]

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High Gas Prices Not Mystery

22. March 2007

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High Gas Prices Not Mystery

Precinct Reporter March 22, 2007 by Dianne Anderson, Staff Writer High Gas Prices Not Much of a Mystery Looking at gasoline prices lately feels like the planet is back down to the last drop again. "For the last six years, as our families struggled with high prices at the pump, these oil and gas companies […]

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Congress Buys Into Iraq Oil Scam?

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22. March 2007

Congress Buys Into Iraq Oil Scam?

Oil ripoff update: As reported by Harpers’ Magazine online, Congress may vote as early as today in favor of Iraq’s proposed oil law, which would hand control of much or most of the nation’s oil wealth to the major oil companies. Oil Change International has started a fax campaign to the Democratic leadership, though it […]

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