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Archive | April, 2008

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Conoco's Profit = Higher Gas $

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24. April 2008

Conoco's Profit = Higher Gas $

NEWS RELEASE:   Consumer Group Sees Warning in Oil Profit Report that Refining Profits Set to Rise, Spiking Gasoline Prices Further    Analyst Predicts Over $4 a Gallon Nationally, Up To $5 in California CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522, ext. 305; or Tim Hamilton, 360-495-4941 April 24, 2008 Conoco Phillips’ CEO all but apologized for his […]

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Milk Is Sold Fairly; Not Gas

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23. April 2008

Milk Is Sold Fairly; Not Gas

4-23-08 by dugan   Edited 4/23, 5:00 p.m. to use exact temperature benchmarks, as provided by K. Floren.  Around a meeting table at the California Energy Commission today, some of us were stifling yawns. Then, in one sentence, a veteran weights and measures regulator put the "hot fuel" issue in a perfect frame: Every packaged […]

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Fighting $4-a-gallon diesel

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23. April 2008

Fighting $4-a-gallon diesel

4-23-08 by simpson An Apache Junction, Arizona, trucking firm is fighting to stay in business in the face of $4-a-gallon diesel by driving across the border to Mexico to buy fuel where it sells for $2 a gallon. CNN tells the story of how Romano and Son built a 500-gallon tank to haul diesel fuel […]

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R.I. Gas Prices Reach Record High

23. April 2008

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R.I. Gas Prices Reach Record High

Gas Prices Reach Record High in R. I. And prices are expected to climb even higher in the weeks ahead as the cost of crude oil continues to surge. By Timothy C. Barmann, The Providence Journal (Rhode Island) April 23, 2008 What most of us had painfully suspected is now official: gasoline is more expensive […]

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Who'll Set Bush Straight?

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22. April 2008

Who'll Set Bush Straight?

4-22-08 by dugan       The headlne today seemed promising: "Bush Voices Concern About Record Oil Price." It’d be a step forward from a president who recently said he’d never heard a thing about $4.00-a-gallon gasoline. Then I read the whole story, twice. Bush’s only idea for fixing things was to open the Alaskan […]

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Oil's 'Alternative Energy' Scam

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22. April 2008

Oil's 'Alternative Energy' Scam

4-22-08 by dugan When I look at oil company profit reports–which will soon reveal truly rabid profit increases in the 1st quarter of 2008–I just ignore the line on "alternative energy" spending. That’s because it is often the opposite of renewable energy. Mother Jones magazine’s latest issue has the perfect description of why: "Across the […]

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Not the Gas Station's Fault

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21. April 2008

Not the Gas Station's Fault

4-21-08 by dugan   I imagine a fair number of drivers think the guy at the corner gas station is raking it in, with the price at the pump getting near–or beyond–$4.00 a gallon. But it ain’t so. The Oil Express newsletter (big subscription barrier, so no link), which is aimed at fuel retailers, notes […]

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Demand for White House Action

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21. April 2008

Demand for White House Action

  April 21, 2008     News Release Contact: Judy Dugan, 310 392-0522, ext. 305 White House Silence, Inaction on Pump Price Spike is Opposite of Bush 2006 Response, Says Group   Consumers, Economy Are Buckling Under Gasoline and Diesel Price Records As Government Stays Mum The 16-cent national rise in gasoline prices over two weeks, […]

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The 'Killer Biofuels' Claque

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18. April 2008

The 'Killer Biofuels' Claque

 4-18-08 by dugan   Global warming denial  is a nearly lost cause, so its proponents have a new issue: killer biofuels. Their simple, effective message is that biofuels–all of them–are the cause of rising food costs. Thus biofuels are killing babies in the Third World. It’s cynical, brilliant and mostly untrue. But it certainly deflects blame from spiraling […]

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Why You Can't Afford Gasoline

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17. April 2008

Why You Can't Afford Gasoline

4-17-08 by dugan     The government will never willingly change the duplicitous way it calculates inflation, which is why it doesn’t get written about much. So it’s worth pointing out a good column by Dean Calbreath of the San Diego Union today, on the damage done by excluding energy and food prices from so-called […]

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