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Archive | August, 2007

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Hijackers, Part 2

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28. August 2007

Hijackers, Part 2

08-28-08 by dugan   Oil distributor’s lobbyist Tim Columbus wasn’t done with the Weights and measures meeting when I finished the last post. His next move was to pull from his pocket a list of items for discussion that he said would "clarify our thinking," or something like that. I wasn’t really listening, just agape […]

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Lobbyist Hijacks a Debate

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28. August 2007

Lobbyist Hijacks a Debate

08-28-07 by dugan   It’s Tuesday afternoon at the meeting of the National Conference of Weights and Measures, a humid Chicago day. Deep in the air-conditioned windowless meeting room, during this afternoon’s technical discussion of selling fuel that is compensated for temperature, the experts on the panel were interrupted. Very well-dressed older man raises his […]

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OWD's "Hot Fuel Rip-off" Stickers

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28. August 2007

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OWD's "Hot Fuel Rip-off" Stickers

NEWS RELEASE August 28, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 213 280-0175 (cell) OilWatchdog.Org Demands Consumer Voice in Debate Over Fixing "Hot Fuel" Ripoff of Drivers — New Free Stickers Warn of Hot Fuel Rip-off; Regulatory Group Welcomes Industry Groups, Lobbyists as Members, Yet Few Consumers Know It Exists Chicago, IL — Motorists setting out for the […]

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Hot Fuel's Spreadsheet Crew

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27. August 2007

Hot Fuel's Spreadsheet Crew

08-27-07 by dugan   I’m in Chicago with the weights and measures regulators, at the nerd meeting to surpass all nerd meetings. I’m mostly nerd myself, and loving it. But the real story is that it’s looking a little easier to get a fix for the "hot fuel" ripoff. And, now we know who’s really […]

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"Motor Fuel Rip-off Notice" Stickers

25. August 2007

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"Motor Fuel Rip-off Notice" Stickers

The Kansas City Star (Missouri) August 25, 2007 by Steve Everly, The Kansas City Star California group offers free stickers of displeasure on hot fuel "Warning. Motor Fuel Rip-off Notice." That message of displeasure is on a sticker a California group is offering to warn motorists about "hot fuel" — the effect of temperature fluctuation […]

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BP Got The Message

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24. August 2007

BP Got The Message

08-24-07 by simpson Bumbling Petroleum – BP – finally listened to the expressions of outrage about its plans to increase pollution pumped into Lake Michigan after it completes a $3.8 billion refurbishing of its Whiting, Ind., refinery. It has now pledged not to dump any more wastes into the lake than it currently does. Of […]

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Exxon's Good Supply of Lawyers

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23. August 2007

Exxon's Good Supply of Lawyers

08-23-07 by dugan ExxonMobil is quick to raise gasoline prices whenever "supplies are short." But its ability to go slow is phenomenal when it comes to big lawsuits. Exxon’s army of lawyers has spent more than a decade delaying and denying a damage award over the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker accident that fouled Alaskan waters […]

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Decoding Gasoline Prices

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23. August 2007

Decoding Gasoline Prices

08-23-07 by dugan     "Insider" sends along a copy (pdf) of a preliminary report on gasoline pricing by the Washington State Attorney General. Part 1 doesn’t quite get to the bottom of the large pricing anomalies in different parts of the state. Word is that Part 2 will have a lot more to say […]

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Chevron $ Makes Speaker Weak On Big Oil

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23. August 2007

Chevron $ Makes Speaker Weak On Big Oil

NEWS RELEASE August 23, 2007 CONTACT: Jamie Court, (310) 392-0522 ext. 327, or Judy Dugan, ext. 305 Assembly Speaker’s Promised Action to Curb Gasoline Price Spikes Fails as Chevron Money Flows, Says Letter; Group Asks State Watchdogs to Investigate Over-sized Contribution Linked to Speaker Núñez Santa Monica, CA –Three months ago, Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez […]

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Chewed Up and Spit Out

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22. August 2007

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Chewed Up and Spit Out

08-22-07 by dugan    California Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez promised at a Chevron gas station in downtown Los Angeles a few months ago to “curb oil company machinations that drive up gasoline prices.” There’s a yawning gap between that promise and his execution, as we wrote in a letter to him  (pdf alert) grading the […]

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