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Three-Penny Operatics

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12. March 2008

Three-Penny Operatics

3-12-08 by dugan     When oil marketing lobbyists argue that motorists don’t need or deserve a fix for the "hot fuel" ripoff, their fallback is that a consumer loss of a few cents a gallon just isn’t worth fixing. For Californians, for instance, the average loss is now 3.5 cents a gallon, at the […]

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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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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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BP’s Profits Exception

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5. February 2008

BP’s Profits Exception

NEWS RELEASE February 5, 2008 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, cell: 213-280-0175; Jamie Court, 310-392-0522, ext. 327 or cell : 310-874-9989; or Tim Hamilton, 360-495-4941 BP, ‘Bumbling Petroleum,’ Is Exception to Profit Boom; Group Warns Against Cutting Safety As It Sheds Jobs Yearly 2008 Profit Total for Big Five Oil Companies Still Hits $114 Billion, Picking Consumer […]

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Chevron & Exxon’s Record Profits

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1. February 2008

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Chevron & Exxon’s Record Profits

NEWS RELEASE February 1, 2008 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, (310) 392-0522, ext. 305, cell: 213 280-0175; or Jamie Court, ext. 327, cell: 310 874-9989; or Tim Hamilton, (360) 495-4941 Chevron, Exxon Record Profits Reaped At Cost To Sliding Economy, Strapped Consumers; Group Calls for Market Oversight FTCR Also Releases "Oil Profit Monster"; Free Public Database Of […]

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Shell Posts Record Annual Profit

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31. January 2008

Shell Posts Record Annual Profit

NEWS RELEASE January 31, 2008 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522, ext. 305, cell: 213-280-0175; or Jamie Court, ext. 327, cell: 310 874-9989 Shell’s Record Profit Is a Thumb In the Eye of Recession-Wracked Nation, Says Group; Yearly Profits of Industry Will Nearly Equal Treasury Cost of Federal Economic Stimulus Package Santa Monica, CA — The record […]

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Another Big Oil U Warning Issued

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21. January 2008

Another Big Oil U Warning Issued

1-21-08 by simpson   The prestigious Center for Science in the Public Interest has joined us in warning of the dangers Big Oil money poses to university research. In a report issued today CSPI says American universities may be jeopardizing their academic integrity by giving oil, gas, and other polluting industries unprecedented influence over the […]

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Exxon's Terrorism Card

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30. December 2007

Exxon's Terrorism Card

12-30-07 by dugan   The story sounds familiar: Rural villagers in an unsettled part of the world accuse a big U.S. oil company of supporting and abetting the atrocities of government soldiers. It could be Shell or Chevron in Nigeria or Unocal (now Chevron) in the former Burma. But the court action this week was […]

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Cheaper Than Coal at 80 mph

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18. December 2007

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Cheaper Than Coal at 80 mph

12-18-07 by dugan   I want a hybrid electric GT with a dark, glossy exterior wrap that’s actually a cheap solar-electric film. It would boost battery power and range whenever the sun shines. The concept is imagined, but products that could ultimately fulfill the fantasy are finally going commercial. A San Jose company, Nanosolar, is […]

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Calling Big Oil's Tax Bluff

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14. December 2007

Calling Big Oil's Tax Bluff

12-14-07 by dugan     If legislation were poker, this column in the Washington Post would have Big Oil and its corporate allies chucking their hands. It’s too bad that Post business columnist Steven Pearlstein published it the day after the Senate passed its stripped energy bill, but it nails all the deceptions and irresponsibility […]

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