Tag: EPA

RFA Asks EPA to Separate Year-Round E15 Provisions from RIN Reform Measures

RFA Asks EPA to Separate Year-Round E15 Provisions from RIN Reform Measures

January 19, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., with the government shutdown threatening to further delay approval of year-round sales of E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol), the Renewable Fuels Association is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to focus strictly on year-round E15 provisions in its forthcoming proposed rule and address RIN reform measures in a separate action. President Trump announced […]

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EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

January 16, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the acting administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency told his Senate confirmation hearing that he still expects year-round E15 to be in place by the summer driving season that kicks off in June despite the ongoing government shutdown causing delays to rulemaking. The rule was expected to be released in […]

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ACE calls on EPA acting administrator to push through year-round E15 rules

ACE calls on EPA acting administrator to push through year-round E15 rules

January 10, 2019 |

In Washington, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after President Donald Trump formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to be the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler currently serves as EPA Acting Administrator and will need to be confirmed by a majority vote in the U.S. Senate: “We […]

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EPA says it will have year-round E15 rules ready for summer driving season

EPA says it will have year-round E15 rules ready for summer driving season

January 9, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency says it is working to ensure the rules allowing for year-round sales of E15 are in place before the summer driving season despite the ongoing government shutdown and despite it having told sources that the shutdown was delaying the rulemaking process. Work has already been ongoing […]

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How EPA handles hardship waivers seen as biggest RIN challenge in 2019

How EPA handles hardship waivers seen as biggest RIN challenge in 2019

January 3, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts expects that how the Environmental Protection Agency decides to handle hardship waivers in 2019 will be the biggest challenge for the future of the RIN market and the Renewable Fuel Standard overall. The EPA has yet to reallocate RINs waived during 2018 although industry players say the agency must do so by […]

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EPA received 22 hardship waiver applications as of mid-December

EPA received 22 hardship waiver applications as of mid-December

December 24, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that refiners applied for a whopping 22 hardship waivers in 2018 as of mid-December, although the figure is below the record-breaking 29 application received by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2017. Just 15 applications were received by the EPA in November. The agency is currently reviewing its application approval process in […]

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Exxon Mobil received hardship waiver for Montana refinery in 2017

Exxon Mobil received hardship waiver for Montana refinery in 2017

December 19, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that Exxon Mobil received a hardship waiver for its Montana 60,000 bpd refinery from the Environmental Protection Agency so that the smaller refinery didn’t have to comply with its RIN requirements for 2017 under the Renewable Fuels Standard. Now Exxon is the largest company known to have received a hardship waiver. […]

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EPA RVO – Details on the digits and reactions ‘round the country

EPA RVO – Details on the digits and reactions ‘round the country

December 2, 2018 |

What a whirlwind weekend after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced their final renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for 2019. “It’s just numbers,” some say, but oh no, not in the biofuels world. It’s never just numbers. This time it’s about waivers, fixing the damage done, and ensuring a bright future […]

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EPA continuing to review hardship waiver applications after all

EPA continuing to review hardship waiver applications after all

November 29, 2018 |

In Washington, contrary to Reuters’ report that the Environmental Protection Agency had temporarily stopped approving hardship waivers for small oil refineries, Bloomberg says that is not the case and the agency is continuing to review and issue waivers. It was confirmed by the EPA spokesman. Currently the EPA is said to be reviewing 15 applications. […]

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EPA puts hardship waiver program on hold and RIN prices jump in response

EPA puts hardship waiver program on hold and RIN prices jump in response

November 28, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the hardship waiver program has been put on hold while the Environmental Protection Agency reviews how applications are scored and waivers are issued. Reuters also reports that on the back of the news, D6 RIN prices rose 4 cents to 14.5 cents. The expectation is that the review will lead […]

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