Archive | February, 2007

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Big Yellow Pile in Kazhakhstan

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28. February 2007

Big Yellow Pile in Kazhakhstan

Chevron’s corporate PR regarding its giant refinery in Richmond, CA, states that “protecting people and the environment is not just lip service, it’s our policy.” As much as locals who were around for the big 1999 fire might disagree with that statement, what would the residents near its giant facility in Kazhakstan think of that […]

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State gas prices zooming near $3

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28. February 2007

State gas prices zooming near $3

  by Dale KaslerSacramento BeeFebruary 28, 2007 California’s gasoline market is so fragile that a fire at an oil refinery in the Texas Panhandle could help boost prices above $3 a gallon. The average statewide price shot past $2.80 this week, the result of rising consumption, a fresh surge in crude oil costs and a […]

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Big Oil’s Gouge-Fest Returns to California

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26. February 2007

Big Oil’s Gouge-Fest Returns to California

The daily AAA fuel gauge report on Feb. 26 shows that California’s average pump price for regular has spiked to nearly $2.81 per gallon,  almost 46 cents above the national average of $2.34. Utah and Wyoming, averaging under $2.19 per gallon, are 62 cents a gallon cheaper than California. There is no credible reason for […]

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California’s Call to Arms: Gasoline Spikes 45 Cents a Gallon Higher Than U.S. Average

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26. February 2007

California’s Call to Arms: Gasoline Spikes 45 Cents a Gallon Higher Than U.S. Average

NEWS RELEASE:February 26, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522 ext. 305, cell 213-280-0175, Jamie Court, ext. 327, or cell 310-874-9989, Tim Hamilton, 360-495-4941 It is ‘political malpractice’ if congress, state fail to act, say consumer advocates Santa Monica, CA — The daily AAA fuel gauge report shows that California’s average pump price for regular has spiked […]

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Hawaii’s Small Anti-Gouging Step

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25. February 2007

Hawaii’s Small Anti-Gouging Step

Hawaii, even more than California and the West, is geographically isolated. With only two major refiners, Chevron and Tesoro, it is entirely uncompetitive  in gasoline pricing, and is usually the only state paying more than California. Its legislature is on the verge of activating a new law requiring those refiners to report much more information […]

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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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California Gasoline Sharply Up As Oil Prices Stagnate

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20. February 2007

California Gasoline Sharply Up As Oil Prices Stagnate

NEWS RELEASE:February 20, 2007 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 Group sees oil companies setting up state’s motorists for another summer price crisis Santa Monica, CA — California’s gasoline price of $2.71 is nearly 24 cents a gallon above last year’s price […]

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Exxon in Sheeps’ Clothing;

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16. February 2007

Exxon in Sheeps’ Clothing;

NEWS RELEASE:February 16, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522 ext. 305, or cell: 213-280-0175 Oil giant lies, evades in full-page ads across the country, group says Santa Monica, CA — In full-page ads today in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, ExxonMobil rewrites history, omits any pledges of actual change and blurs Exxon’s long […]

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Investors’ Hit on Global Warming Inaction

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14. February 2007

Investors’ Hit on Global Warming Inaction

A group of leading US investors named ExxonMobil and ConocoPhlillips  to its Climate Watch List, a list of 10 companies that have been identified as lagging behind their industry peers in their responses to climate change. As part of this effort, investors have filed shareholder resolutions with the 10 companies – and 26 other US […]

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Green Talk Wraps Same Old Chevron, Exxon

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14. February 2007

Green Talk Wraps Same Old Chevron, Exxon

Chevron CEO David O’Reilly wants U.S. shorelines surveyed at half a billion dollars in taxpayer expense, then opened to more oil drilling–and he’d like to stop states like California that try to curb global warning so the oil industry and the White House can decide on a better idea. He wants President Bush to cut […]

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Just Good Friends?

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14. February 2007

Just Good Friends?

Bush Administration regulators are so tight with lobbyists from the companies they’re supposed to oversee that they buy $1 million vacation homes with them. Only nine months before approving a deal to let ConocoPhillips delay a $500-million pollution cleanup, the federal government’s top environmental prosecutor bought a posh South Carolina retreat with Conoco’s top lobbyist. […]

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Big Oil’s Hot Air in Houston

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13. February 2007

Big Oil’s Hot Air in Houston

NEWS RELEASE: February 13, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522 ext. 305, or cell: 213-280-0175, or Jamie Court, ext. 327, or cell: 310-874-9989 Oil CEO’s presence at energy summit is about image, not change, says group Santa Monica, CA — Big Oil CEOs are meeting in Houston this week to develop a message on making their […]

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When Hired Dogs Turn On You

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10. February 2007

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When Hired Dogs Turn On You

Big Oil, still trying to cast doubt on global warming, turned to the oil-friendly and Exxon-funded American Enterprise Institute in January to buy a "report" disputing the UN’s decisive global warming study. Big oil should choose its friends carefully, because sometimes the people hired to make them look green and compassionate realize they’ve been played […]

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