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Shell & BP Record 1st Qtr Profits

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29. April 2008

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Shell & BP Record 1st Qtr Profits

NEWS RELEASE:  April 29, 2008 Speculative Oil Price Brings Roof-Busting Profits to Shell, BP at Cost of Squeezed Consumers, Suffering Economy Government’s ‘Business as Usual’ Stance Is Inexcusable as Pump Price Soars, Says Consumer Group CONTACT: Judy Dugan, cell: 213-280-0175; or John Simpson, 310-392-0522, ext. 317 Santa Monica, CA — The first-quarter record profits reported […]

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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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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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Bush Blames $115 Oil on OPEC

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16. April 2008

Bush Blames $115 Oil on OPEC

NEWS RELEASE:  CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522 ext. 305; or cell, 213-280-0175 April 16, 2008 New Oil Price Spike to $115 a Barrel Shows a "Two-Faced" White House That Takes Oil Off U.S. Markets While Blaming OPEC Consumer Watchdog Renews Call for Bush to Stop Buying Oil for U.S. Reserve, Release Oil to Dampen Price Santa […]

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Green Prize Wilts Chevron

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15. April 2008

Green Prize Wilts Chevron

4-15-08 by dugan     Chevron’s world headquarters in San Ramon, Calif., is less than 40 miles from San Francisco’s stately opera house. So if bad thoughts could kill, last night’s audience for the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize would be slumped in their seats. Two winners of the "environmental Nobel Prize" were Ecuadoran activists, lawyer […]

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Fuel Spike Demands DC Action

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11. April 2008

Fuel Spike Demands DC Action

NEWS RELEASE: April 11, 2008 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 213-280-0175; or Jamie Court, 310-392-0522, ext. 327 Relentless Fuel Price Spike Demands White House Action, Says Consumer Watchdog Group Asks President to Deflate Oil Markets With Immediate Releases From Strategic Reserve Santa Monica, CA — As gasoline and diesel prices reached another daily record price today, Consumer […]

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Where's Congress, White House on Gas Prices?

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7. April 2008

Where's Congress, White House on Gas Prices?

NEWS RELEASE:  April 07, 2008  Gallon of Regular Gasoline Spikes Nearly a Nickel in a Week, 17 Cents Since March 3 Refineries’ Profit Surge Comes On Top of Record Profits Reaped From High Oil Prices; Group Asks, “Where’s the White House? Where’s Congress?” CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522, ext. 305,  Santa Monica, CA — At the […]

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Gas Prices Hit Records Across U.S.

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31. March 2008

Gas Prices Hit Records Across U.S.

NEWS RELEASE:  March 31, 2008 Contact: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522, ext. 305, or cell: 213-280-0175 Gasoline Prices Hit Records in U.S., 17 States; Congress Prepares to Question Oil Execs Group Calls for Passage of Stalled Renewable Energy Bill, Oversight of Trading Markets Gasoline pumps prices rose to yet another record today and over the weekend, both […]

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Chevron in Iraq: Who'll Pay?

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25. March 2008

Chevron in Iraq: Who'll Pay?

3-25-08 by dugan   If the major oil companies start making deals to pump Iraqi oil, who will protect their investments? If these investments become "a fact on the ground" while the U.S. still occupies Iraq, won’t they become the responsibility of U.S. troops, and taxpayer resources? Unfortunately, it’s happening faster than most of us […]

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Better Late, Etc…

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20. March 2008

Better Late, Etc…

3-20-08 by dugan   Just as the oil bubble shows its first holes, the New York Times gets around to a real, meaty story on the dangers of unregulated commodity markets. It’s a story that could have made a difference in pushing Congress to do something before oil hit $90, much less $111. But reporter […]

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