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For Immediate Release: August 14, 2005
Media Contact: Susanne Garfield-Jones - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY: Energy Commission's Webex News
Conference explains report to the Governor on this spring's
record high gasoline, diesel prices


Sacramento - Tomorrow the California Energy Commission will host an Internet media conference explaining the Commission report to the Governor on the rapid rise in gasoline and diesel prices that occurred this spring.

Who: Joseph Desmond, Undersecretary of Energy Affairs, California Resources Agency.

When:
Tuesday, August 15, 2005
1:30 p.m. (PST)

Why: Retail gasoline prices in California rose to an all-time high average of $3.33 a gallon in May 2006. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger asked the Energy Commission, working closely with the Board of Equalization and the Attorney General's Office, to investigate reasons why California's retail prices were as much as 43 cents higher than the national average.

What: The report, Spring 2006 Price Spike Report to the Governor, will be available on-line Tuesday afternoon. Undersecretary Desmond will present the report's key findings and answer reporters' questions. 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:
If you are hot linked by e-mail, click
https://energy.webex.com/energy/j.php?ED=88633487&UID=44121347
OR
In your Web browser, go to https://energy.webex.com/
And enter Meeting Number: 921 419 856 then press the join now button.

Meeting Password: gas$130pm

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 (921 419 856).

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

ATTENTION Television reporters: Undersecretary Desmond will be available at 3 p.m. for on-camera interviews at the California Energy Commission, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento.

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