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$5 a Gallon Knocks Out Truckers

Friday, May 23, 2008

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$5 a Gallon Knocks Out Truckers

5-23-08 by dugan There’s no one harder hit by fuel prices than the nation’s truckers, and they’re going bankrupt at near record rates. The price of diesel jumped a nickel a gallon nationwide today, to $4.649, which is $1.72 a gallon above the price a year ago. In California, diesel is on average just three […]

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"Hot Fuel" Fix Urgent

Thursday, May 22, 2008

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"Hot Fuel" Fix Urgent

NEWS RELEASE Zooming Oil Price Makes "Hot Fuel" Fix More Urgent as Memorial Day Approaches Consumer Groups Criticize Oil Industry Resistance to Fixing Hidden Charge at Pump That Costs U.S. Drivers Close to $3 Billion Yearly CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522, x305 May 22, 2008 Washington, D.C. — As Memorial Day kicks off the summer driving […]

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Thanks Again, Goldman Sachs

Sunday, May 18, 2008

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Thanks Again, Goldman Sachs

8-18-08 by dugan Just as the White House grudgingly agreed to stop buying record-priced oil for the federal Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Saudi Arabia grudgingly agreed to put 300,000 more barrels a day of oil into the market, the investment bank Goldman Sachs made another self-serving prediction. It called Friday for $141-a-barrel oil for the […]

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Bush Forced to Cap Oil Reserve

Friday, May 16, 2008

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Bush Forced to Cap Oil Reserve

White House Forced to Cap Oil Reserve; Should Embolden Congress to Push for More To Drop Energy Prices Consumer Watchdog Calls for Sales from Reserve, Warning to Refineries, Swift Action on Oil Trading Curbs Judy Dugan, 213-280-0175 (cell); or John M. Simpson, 310-392-0522, x317   Santa Monica, CA — The Energy Department’s announcement that it […]

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Chevron Busts Family Budgets

Thursday, May 15, 2008

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Chevron Busts Family Budgets

Chevron Busts Family Budgets In Struggling California Town Of Casmalia State PUC Grants Oil Giant’s Water Company 89.7 Percent Rate Increase; Chevron Wanted 138 Percent CONTACT: John M. Simpson, 310-392-0522, ext 317; or cell: 310-292-1902 May 15, 2008 Santa Monica, CA — A decision today  by the California Public Utilities Commission to grant a whopping […]

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Senate Success on Oil Reserve

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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Senate Success on Oil Reserve

5-13-08 by dugan     What the Senate did today isn’t huge, and isn’t quite finished, but a 97-1 vote in favor of stopping White House oil purchases for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a landmark. The vote cracks the agenda-driven gridlock that has blocked effective Senate actions against the oil price crisis. It holds […]

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Gas-Tax Holiday from Hell

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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Gas-Tax Holiday from Hell

5-13-08 by dugan     OilWatchdog has offered plenty of reasons that suspending the federal gasoline tax would end up as a bad joke on consumers and the economy. Here are some fresh ones, from Jonathan Alter at Newsweek–including carnage on potholed roads. Main points of his column:  Not one respectable economist supports the idea, […]

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Tax Refunds Going to Gas Tanks

Monday, May 12, 2008

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Tax Refunds Going to Gas Tanks

Gas Up 11 Cents In Week, 34 Cents In a Month; Consumers’ Tax Incentive Going Straight to Gas Tanks White House Scorns Action, Congress in Gridlock as Soaring Prices Push Inflation, Motorists Cry ‘Uncle’   CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522, ext. 305, or cell: 213-280-0175 May 12, 2008 Santa Monica, CA — An 11-cent rise in […]

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Goldman Sachs' Self-Serving Prediction

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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Goldman Sachs' Self-Serving Prediction

5-07-08 by dugan Oil prices are in Alice in Wonderland territory. Today’s new futures-market record, above $122 a barrel, occurred despite a substantial rise in both crude oil stocks and gasoline stocks in the U.S., as reported by the federal Energy Information Administration. In any vaguely normal market, both of those events would drive down […]

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Chevron’s Record 1st Qtr Profit

Friday, May 2, 2008

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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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