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Near Record High Gas Prices Not About Unrest In Middle East

10. March 2011

Consumer Watchdog’s Jamie Court discusses why the spike in gas prices – especially in California – has nothing to do with civil unrest, and everything to do with profiteering.

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Consumer Watchdog Says Rising Gas Prices Are Form Of Highway Robbery

9. March 2011

On KFMB-TV Channel 8 in San Diego, CA, Judy Dugan from Consumer Watchdog says rising gas prices are a form of highway robbery.

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Walk the walk on speculation

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7. July 2009

Walk the walk on speculation

Gary Gensler made news today by repeating some earlier pledges to get speculative oil markets under control. He has to act soon. If oil prices can hit $70 a barrel in this economy, they’ll shoot back up to $140 a barrel, with $4-a-gallon gasoline, at the slightest encouragement.

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Truth in greenwashing

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28. May 2009

Truth in greenwashing

   What If Chevron Ran An Honest Ad Campaign?   Instead of just making fun of Chevron’s fake environmentalism, what if someone made them tell the truth? Jeff Grubler of InsaneReagan actually did it, producing the biting "Honest Chevron" series above. OilWatchdog’s Chicago friend Mark Dascoli turned them into this dandy Youtube slideshow. Jeff’s truthy […]

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Clean fun with coal

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3. March 2009

Clean fun with coal

Opponents of coal got a big buzz the past week by releasing a YouTube video, "Clean Coal Air Freshener," produced by filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen.  It’s good as the sparkling family chokes, and the ranch house spews a gray cloud-but not as good as the Coens’ wood chipper scene in "Fargo." I think the […]

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Petroleum’s Happy Holiday

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24. December 2008

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Petroleum’s Happy Holiday

12-24-08 by dugan The White House giveaways have been so fast and furious that they’re hard to track. But here are a couple of recent tales that round up the oil industry loot in this lame-duck season–our stockings may be empty, but not Exxon’s (and friends’). Guest Columnist Timothy Egan in the New York Times: […]

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First, Undo the Harm*

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16. December 2008

First, Undo the Harm*

Sometimes good news mostly illumines the bad news that went before. Take president-elect Obama’s appointment of a four-person "energy and environment" team, including Energy Secretary-designee Steven Chu, Interior Secretary-designee Ken Salazar and a "climate czar," former Environmental Protection Agency leader Carol Browner. Even recognizing the links between energy and environment is an enormous step forward […]

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Ben Stein Gets Money for This?

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2. March 2008

Ben Stein Gets Money for This?

Ben Stein’s popular fame comes from Comedy Central’s "Win Ben Stein’s Money." Or his TV ads pitching Alaskan fish. But the New York Times still takes him to be a serious economist. Stein’s Op-Ed today in the NYT, "Exxon Mobil Needs a Hug," argues that Exxon’s $41-billion annual profit is no cause for upset, because […]

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They Don’t Take Every Dollar

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29. October 2007

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They Don’t Take Every Dollar

10-29-07 I got a letter today and discovered Chevron actually doesn’t keep every consumer dollar that it could.  I got a buck back from the oil giant. You’ll remember I dropped by Town Hall Los Angeles last week where Chevron CEO Dave O’Reilly was speaking so I could give him our Golden Nozzle Award for […]

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Delivering the Golden Nozzle

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25. October 2007

Delivering the Golden Nozzle

10-25-07 by simpson Chevron CEO Dave O’Reilly came to Los Angeles to make a speech. We figured it was a great opportunity to remind him what the company’s soaring gasoline prices do to consumers. I dropped by to present him with the “Golden Nozzle Award” for sticking it to California consumers. I had bought my […]

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Will Gas Hit $4.00 Gallon?

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3. May 2007

Will Gas Hit $4.00 Gallon?

NBC’s Today’s Show takes on high gasoline prices in the US and California. Oilwatchdog’s Judy Dugan discusses the motorists’ side.

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Hillary Channels Prop 87

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29. March 2007

Hillary Channels Prop 87

OilWatchdog reader "Alternative Energy Evangelist" points out this You Tube video of Hillary Clinton proposing an alternative energy fund, paid for out of ever-rising oil company profits. Sounds exactly like Proposition 87, which narrowly lost on the California ballot last November. Can Washington succeed? You wouldn’t want to hold your breath on that one.

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