Charles Langley joined UCAN in 1996. He is Publisher of the UCAN Watchdog, and developed fueltracker.com, the first crowd-sourced public gasoline price tracking service in the U.S.A. His advocacy work has been profiled in the San Diego Business Journal, and the San Diego Union Tribune. Langley is the creator of "gougeonomics," a cynical economic theory that asserts that in tamed markets ( gougeonomies ), the corporation that delivers the least amount of product with the worst service at the highest price will prosper.
RECENT MEDIA MENTIONS - March 8, 2011
|March 8, 2011 - FRONT PAGE, Onell Soto story, San Diego Union Tribune. We predict $4 gas. Full Story||August 24, KUSI NEWS: Hurricane Irene aftermath - "The futures market is supposed to stabilize commodity prices, but it isn't working."||Fox News Los Angeles, Feb 23,
2011, lengthy interview and
analysis. See Video.
September 7, KPBS: Gas prices scream higher at a time they should be dropping because of infrastructure problems and the fact that for the first time in many years, the USA has become a major exporter of cheap oil and gasoline due to a weak and inflated dollar.
August 24, KUSI NEWS: Hurricane Irene aftermath - "The futures market is supposed to stabilize commodity prices, but it isn't working."
August 15, KPBS: Falling gas prices could help economy, story by Erik Anderson
August 13, CBS News: Price of oil not tracking with price of gasoline, story by Adrienne Moore.
March 11, NBC News: Gas-saving gadgets and myths debunked by Charles Langley, story by "Consumer Bob" Hansen.
March 9, Fox News KSWB: Gas tips that go the distance: Juliette Vara interviews Charles Langley
February 28, LA Business Journal: David Haldane, the impact of British Petroleum's sale of the Carson City Arco refinery on independent gasoline retailers.
North County Times, Gas prices blow past 2008 milestone. This story by Eric Wolfe takes Langley's observation that gas prices are usually at their lowest price for the following nine months on New Year's Day. This year, gas prices greeted the new year with the highest January 1 price in U.S. history.
February 2, 2011, Los Angeles Times: Ronald D. White, Why BP's plans to sell its Arco refinery is like selling an 800Lb Gorilla.
Commentary: The Algebra of Need.
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