Archive | August, 2007

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The Oil Industry Learns There’s an Easy Fix to the Hot Fuel Problem…

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31. August 2007

The Oil Industry Learns There’s an Easy Fix to the Hot Fuel Problem…
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Eyes-Closed Gas-Price “Probe”

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31. August 2007

Eyes-Closed Gas-Price “Probe”

08-31-07 by dugan   None of us expects that this administration in Washington will change its stripes. That doesn’t make the Federal Trade Commission’s conclusion that oil companies are not gouging consumers on pump prices less galling. The Washington Post’s Steve Mufson has a sharp story today on the FTC’s report on 2006 gasoline prices, […]

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AZ Drivers Losing Gas In Summer

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31. August 2007

AZ Drivers Losing Gas In Summer

Associated Press August 31, 2007 by State & Local Wires Ariz drivers losing gas at the pump when they fill up in summer PHOENIX, AZ — The state Department of Weights and Measures is taking fuel temperatures at gasoline stations and considering voluntary temperature compensation after reports that drivers filling up their tanks are losing […]

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AZ Shortchanged By The Heat

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31. August 2007

AZ Shortchanged By The Heat

The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) August 31, 2007 by Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic NOT GETTING WHAT YOU PAY FOR AT THE PUMP; ARIZ. SHORTCHANGED BY THE HEAT; ACTIVISTS PURSUE FAIRER FILL-UPS Each time drivers fill their fuel tanks in Arizona’s simmering summers, they likely see $1 or more evaporate. Because gasoline expands in the heat, […]

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Refiners’ profit streak could fade

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31. August 2007

Refiners’ profit streak could fade

The Houston Chronicle (Texas) August 31, 2007 by Brett Clanton, Houston Chronicle Refiners’ profit streak could fade Soaring gasoline prices this spring and summer may have pinched drivers, but they helped U.S. oil refiners rack up huge quarterly profits and extend a hot earnings run that began several years ago. Refining profits for 22 of […]

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Fall semester delayed at “UC BP”

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30. August 2007

Fall semester delayed at “UC BP”

08-30-07 by simpson Students have returned to college campuses across the country, but there apparently is a delay in the fall semester for Big Oil U’s largest extension campus at the University of California at Berkeley. As you’ll recall, BP announced with great fanfare last February a plan to fund a $500 million alternative energy […]

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Look Who’s Paying $3.25

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30. August 2007

Look Who’s Paying $3.25

08-30-07 by dugan     A refinery in Montana goes down for maintenance, and pump prices in North Dakota shoot upward to $3.249 in major towns. The state is now hoping for rescue from Canada. It’s the mini-example of what happened across the nation in May: a refining industry that can’t or won’t produce enough […]

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“Hot Fuel” Rips Off DC Drivers

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30. August 2007

“Hot Fuel” Rips Off DC Drivers

NEWS RELEASE August 30, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 310-392-0522, ext. 305 or cell, 213-280-0175, or Jamie Court, cell: 310-874-9989 (ISDN connection available, TV interviews via satellite by appointment through Friday) Labor Day Weekend Gives Oil Companies Another Dip Into DC Drivers’ Wallets Because of "Hot Fuel"; Consumer Group Urges Support for Senate "Fair Fuel" Proposal […]

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Tempers flare at hot fuel meeting

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30. August 2007

Tempers flare at hot fuel meeting

The Kansas City Star August 30, 2007 by STEVE EVERLY, The Kansas City Star Tempers flare at hot fuel meeting in Chicago CHICAGO, IL — The fight over hot fuel came to a boil this week. A committee of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, meeting in Chicago, said the technical obstacles to converting […]

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Form Is Function

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29. August 2007

Form Is Function

08-29-07 by dugan      Whew. The tone is entirely different this morning at the Weights and Measures meeting. The moderators have regained control, Mr. Lobbyist has fled back to Washington, and folks aren’t talking over one another. It’s more or less back to nerd-dom, which is fine. The discussion this morning is still more […]

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Hijackers, Part 2

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28. August 2007

Hijackers, Part 2

08-28-08 by dugan   Oil distributor’s lobbyist Tim Columbus wasn’t done with the Weights and measures meeting when I finished the last post. His next move was to pull from his pocket a list of items for discussion that he said would "clarify our thinking," or something like that. I wasn’t really listening, just agape […]

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Lobbyist Hijacks a Debate

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28. August 2007

Lobbyist Hijacks a Debate

08-28-07 by dugan   It’s Tuesday afternoon at the meeting of the National Conference of Weights and Measures, a humid Chicago day. Deep in the air-conditioned windowless meeting room, during this afternoon’s technical discussion of selling fuel that is compensated for temperature, the experts on the panel were interrupted. Very well-dressed older man raises his […]

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OWD’s “Hot Fuel Rip-off” Stickers

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28. August 2007

OWD’s “Hot Fuel Rip-off” Stickers

NEWS RELEASE August 28, 2007 CONTACT: Judy Dugan, 213 280-0175 (cell) OilWatchdog.Org Demands Consumer Voice in Debate Over Fixing "Hot Fuel" Ripoff of Drivers — New Free Stickers Warn of Hot Fuel Rip-off; Regulatory Group Welcomes Industry Groups, Lobbyists as Members, Yet Few Consumers Know It Exists Chicago, IL — Motorists setting out for the […]

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