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CA Stations Admit ‘Hot Fuel’ Ripoff

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2. July 2007

CA Stations Admit ‘Hot Fuel’ Ripoff

NEWS RELEASE July 2, 2007   CONTACT: Judy Dugan (310) 392-0522, ext. 305 or 213 280-0175 (cell), or Jamie Court, (310) 392-0522, ext. 327 California Gas Stations Admit ‘Hot Fuel’ Ripoff Refiner Tesoro to Put Decal on Pumps After Lawsuits; Group Calls on Chain to Take Next Step and Sell Temperature-Compensated Fuel Santa Monica, CA […]

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Berkeley Deal w/BP Not “Open”;

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12. April 2007

Berkeley Deal w/BP Not “Open”;

NEWS RELEASE: April 12, 2007 CONTACT: John M. Simpson, (310) 392-0522, ext. 317, or cell: (310) 292-1902 Berkeley Chancellor Mischaracterized Dealings With BP As "Open"; Key proposal documents were withheld from public view until revealed by students. Santa Monica, CA — Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau has mischaracterized the university’s dealings with oil giant BP to […]

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State Regulators’ Favors to Oil

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27. March 2007

State Regulators’ Favors to Oil

A state auditor’s investigation reports that a regulator and his supervisor in the California Department of Conservation appeared to be fast-tracking drilling or other permits to oil companies while the employees concealed  their investments in the same companies and took  favors from them. Yet the audit, released last week, does not name the employees or […]

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Al Gore vs. White House Deniers

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21. March 2007

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Al Gore vs. White House Deniers

Al Gore returned to Congress today to call for honest action against global warming, as more details emerged about how the White House and its oil industry allies deliberately softened climate change evidence. A New York Times story Tuesday  laid out in detail how a Bush White House operative with close ties to the oil […]

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Exxon Gets Stanford Inventions

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12. March 2007

Exxon Gets Stanford Inventions

ExxonMobil,  one of four corporate sponsors, is giving $100 million to fund Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy Project.  The oil giant, which has regularly cast doubt on the damage caused by greenhouse gases, gets to burnish its public image by associating with a leading research university. ExxonMobil also gets royalty-free, exclusive rights with its […]

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Shell’s Refined Wisdom

1. March 2007

Shell’s Refined Wisdom

Shell sold off another California refinery. This time its Wilmington plant to Tesoro Corp, making the San Antonio based refiner a major player in the West, particularly given its acquisition of 390 Shell and USA gasoline stations. What a difference two years makes. In 2005, Shell was forced by public officials and consumer advocates to […]

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Rare Sighting: Chevron Caught Lying

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22. February 2007

Rare Sighting: Chevron Caught Lying

State of Hawaii declares that Chevron misled, obstructed and omitted in pricing investigation.

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“Oil Profit Monster:” A Powerful, Flexible and Free Tool

30. January 2007

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“Oil Profit Monster:” A Powerful, Flexible and Free Tool

To go directly to Profit Monster’s Excel database, click here. OilWatchdog’s database pulls together quarterly and annual profits, by sector, of the five major oil companies from 2000 to the present. It uniquely includes companies that were later bought out (for instance Unocal, taken over by Chevron in 2005) in the larger company’s totals for […]

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Big Oil’s October Surprises

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31. October 2006

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Big Oil’s October Surprises

NEWS RELEASE October 31, 2006 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, (310) 392-0522 ext. 305, or cell (213) 280-0175, Jamie Court, ext. 327, Tim Hamilton, cell (360) 490-1077 Oil Companies’ Record 3rd Quarter Profit Reports Omitted "October Surprise" Profit Drop; Matches Gasoline-Pricing Pattern of Two Previous Election Years Santa Monica, CA — The recent sharp drop in gasoline […]

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Senate Grills Big Oil Execs

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14. March 2006

Senate Grills Big Oil Execs

March 14, 2006 U.S. Senate hearing on soaring gasoline prices. Exxon CEO admits company doesn’t do renewable fuels.

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