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Gas Prices

Gasoline prices are displayed at a California service station in May 2015. (Associated Press)

Ivan Penn
July 1, 2016

State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has issued subpoenas to oil refiners as part of an investigation into unusually high gasoline prices in California during the last year.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
June 28, 2016 – 5:59 PM

  • Public Utilities Commission, Coastal Commission under fire
  • Critics say insiders have too much access to members
  • New bills would place limits on ‘ex parte’ communications

Lawyers love to sprinkle their discourse with Latin phrases, thereby giving them a veneer of erudition.

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Exxon Mobil

An Exxon Mobil ship sailed for 70 days off the coast of Singapore but never picked up fuel for California from the company’s two refineries there. Above, an Exxon tanker truck. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Ivan Penn
February 9, 2016

There’s an unusual new entry to the long list of reasons why Californians spent the last year paying significantly more for gasoline than other U.S. drivers: a mystery ship.

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InlandPolitics: California Driver’s continue to get hosed at the gas pump

Gas Prices

Monday, January 18, 2016 – 11:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 18, 2016 – 05:00 p.m.

As crude oil prices hit multi-year lows, California continues to get hosed by gasoline refiners.

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Gas Prices

Monday, December 28, 2015 – 09:45 a.m.

Every knew they wouldn’t let it go on for too long.

“They” being oil companies. “It” being low gasoline prices.

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Gas Prices

By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 10/13/15 – 10:53 AM PDT | Updated: 15 hrs ago

A consumer advocacy group testified Tuesday that California oil refiners are gouging motorists by hiking retail gasoline prices well above the wholesale price of gas traded within the oil industry.

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Exxon Mobil Refinery

An explosion at the Exxon Mobile refinery in Torrance damaged a pollution control system and forced the plant to reduce operations to 20% of normal production. (Christina House / For the Los Angeles Times)

Ivan Penn
October 13, 2014

An advisory committee to the California Energy Commission wanted to discuss the causes of the high gasoline prices in the state this summer during a workshop Tuesday — only the oil refiners and their association refused to show.

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InlandPolitics: California gasoline inventories climbing

Gas Prices

Friday, August 21, 2015 – 01:30 p.m.

California gasoline stockpiles at in-state refineries are climbing.

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InlandPolitics: To sum it up – Gas prices were manipulated

Gas Prices

Sunday, August 9, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.

The California Energy Commission issued its latest refinery activity report on Wednesday, and it was essentially the same as the past four weeks.

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InlandPolitics: California gasoline shortage never materialized

Gas Prices

Saturday, August 1, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.

The latest in-state oil refinery numbers, released Wednesday by the California Energy Commission, point to only one conclusion.

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Gas Prices

The recent surge in regional fuel prices has left L.A. area drivers paying the nation’s highest average for a gallon of gas. (Jerome Adamstein / Los Angeles Times)

By Ivan Penn
July 31, 2015

Oil refinery profits set a California record of $1.61 a gallon in July as consumers in the Los Angeles region paid as much as a dollar more than the rest of the nation.

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InlandPolitics: Where’s the gasoline shortage?

Refinery

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – 04:30 p.m.

New data from the California Energy Commission begs the same question we’ve been asking all year.

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Gas Prices

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – 08:00 a.m.

An uptick in crude oil inventory and the impending sale of Iranian oil on the global market has kept downward pressure on prices.

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Money

By Ivan Penn and Samantha Masunaga
July 21, 2015

As Los Angeles drivers shelled out more than $4 a gallon at the pump in recent weeks, the state’s oil refineries pocketed record amounts of money — as much as $1.17 a gallon in gross profits.

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InlandPolitics: Gas prices start to “inch” down

Gas Prices

Sunday, July 19, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.

California wholesale gas prices have fallen about 50 cents a gallon in the past 48-hours. But don’t wait for pump prices to fall significantly anytime soon.

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InlandPolitics: Still waiting for the gas shortage

A gas pump hozzle is shown in Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, in Portland, Ore.  Oil prices slipped toward $82 a barrel Thursday, pausing from a rally that lifted the commodity to a three-month high this week amid a weakening dollar and positive corporate earnings. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Friday, July 17, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.

Let’s just cut to the chase.

Where’s the expected major drop in California crude oil and refined gasoline production and stockpiles?

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