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Exxon Is Holdout on MTBE

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8. May 2008

Exxon Is Holdout on MTBE

5-8-08 by dugan A national lawsuit over water pollution from a gasoline additive was more than half-settled yesterday when four of the five major oil comanies agreed to pay $423 million in cleanup and other costs. Chevron, Shell, BP, Conoco and several smaller companies did what’s right, and will escape years more of litigation costs. […]

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Chevron’s Record 1st Qtr Profit

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2. May 2008

Chevron’s Record 1st Qtr Profit

NEWS RELEASE: Chevron Rides Soaring Crude Oil Prices To Record Profit As Consumers Feel Squeeze At Pump CONTACT: John Simpson, 310-392-0522 x317, cell 310-292-1902; or Jamie Court x327 May 02, 2008 Santa Monica, CA — Chevron today posted record first-quarter profits of $5.17 billion while Californians struggled with soaring gas prices climbing over $4 a […]

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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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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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Green Half-Truths

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2. April 2008

Green Half-Truths

4-02-08 by dugan     I didn’t get time yesterday to post on a House select committee’s grilling of executives from the major oil companies, but as the chairman, Rep. Ed Markey  of Massachusetts, pointedly said, "there will be many more." (If you’ve got a question you’d like to have posed to Big Oil, please […]

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CA Gas Price Tops Hawaii

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17. March 2008

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CA Gas Price Tops Hawaii

NEWS RELEASE – Contact: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522, x 305 (cell: 213 280-0175), or Jamie Court, x 327  Californians Say Aloha (in the Bye-Bye Sense) to Their Savings — State Gasoline Price Tops Hawaii California’s Record Pump Price is $3.634, Usual Leader Hawaii Drops to $3.62 — Group Praises Hawaii Effort to Expose Profits Santa Monica, […]

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Record Prices Hammer Economy

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10. March 2008

Record Prices Hammer Economy

NEWS RELEASE March 10, 2008 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522, ext. 305, or Jamie Court, ext. 327 Daily Record Prices for Oil, Gasoline Hammer Consumers and U.S. Economy Group Calls for Swift Action to Curb, Regulate Energy Speculators, ‘Today’s Enron Rogues’ Santa Monica, CA — Congress and President Bush must take joint action against the speculators […]

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Fuel Issue Sizzles in DC, CA

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6. March 2008

Fuel Issue Sizzles in DC, CA

3-06-08 by dugan   $4.00 gasoline isn’t a prediction any more, despite the fact that President Bush hadn’t heard a word about it. There are California stations charging up to $3.99 for regular and nearly $4.20 for premium. The state average for regular is at a record $3.52 a gallon. The rest of the nation […]

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More for Oil, Nada for Stimulus

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29. February 2008

More for Oil, Nada for Stimulus

02-29-08 by dugan     The headline of this column in U.S. News, by Marianne Lavelle, says it all: "Signing Your Economic Stimulus to the Saudis." Or not quite all. She could have added …"and Exxon, Chevron, BP, Chell and Conoco." Her assessment is one that’s gaining steam: Given the spiking price of gasoline, the […]

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Inuits vs. Exxon: Might Work

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28. February 2008

Inuits vs. Exxon: Might Work

2-28-08 by dugan   It’s a Hail-Mary pass, but the Alaskan Inuit lawsuit against the oil industry on global warming just might work. It may come down to how the judge views the definition of "conspiracy." Alaska’s Eskimos, or Inuit, have been refining the argument for a long time. Four years ago, the Inuit as […]

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