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For Immediate Release: November 17, 2005
Media Contact: Susanne Garfield-Jones - 916-654-4989

M E D I A     A D V I S O R Y

Energy Commission's Webex News Conference explains record high gasoline, diesel prices


Sacramento - Tomorrow, Friday, November 18, 2005, the California Energy Commission will hold an Internet press conference on the rapid rise in gasoline and diesel prices over the past year.

Who:

Joseph Desmond, Chairman of the California Energy Commission

When:

Friday, November 18, 2005
10 a.m. (PST)

What:

Gasoline prices at the pump in California rose from under $2.00 a gallon at the beginning of the year to an all-time high average of $3.06 a gallon in September. At one point, retail prices jumped more than 28-cents in one week. A number of factors led to the price increases this summer, from a power outage that affected Los Angeles-area refineries to damage to the Gulf Coast's refineries and oil rigs following the disastrous Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Concerned about possible price gouging and anti-competitive behavior in the oil industry, Energy Commission Chairman Desmond called for a report of this summer's events.

Why:

The report, 2005 Gasoline Price Movements in California - Staff Report (PDF file, 44 pages, 1.6 megabytes, Publication # CEC-600-2005-035), is available on-line along with Chairman Desmond's on-line presentation. The Chairman will answer reporters' questions on gasoline and diesel prices in the state. The meeting will be recorded and available on the Energy Commission's Web site: www.energy.ca.gov/consumerfuels


HOW TO ACCESS: California Energy Commission's Webex Conference

For Audio and Visual Access: To access go to: https://energy.webex.com/energy/j.php?ED=86352187&UID=33231567

Or, in your Web browser, go to https://energy.webex.com/

Logging In:

Enter Meeting Number: 921 475 508

Press the "Join Now" button.

Meeting Password: $4gasoline

Once you are logged in, you will be prompted for your telephone number to call you back and link you to the audio portion of the meeting.


For Audio-Only Access:

Phone: Call: 866-469-3239 (Toll free in US/Canada) or 650-429-3300 (US/Canada) and enter the meeting number (921 475 508) .

Help: If you are experiencing technical difficulties in joining the meeting, call Webex at 1-866-229-3239, Option 4.


ATTENTION Television reporters:
Chairman Desmond will be available at 11 a.m. for on-camera interviews at the California Energy Commission, Hearing Room A, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento.

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