Tag: EPA

Fuels America, API unleash media campaigns with opposing ads over EPA RVOs

Fuels America, API unleash media campaigns with opposing ads over EPA RVOs

September 12, 2014 |

In Washington, Fuels America and the American Petroleum Insitute (API) have released ads targeting the White House’s decision on the RFS volume obligations. API’s ad is a TV stop, while Fuels America’s campaign will run a full-page USA Today ad from September 19-21. According to Domestic Fuel, API’s Bob Greco says they launched their campaign […]

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Sen. Durbin, ethanol companies join in efforts to halt EPA’s RVO cuts

Sen. Durbin, ethanol companies join in efforts to halt EPA’s RVO cuts

September 10, 2014 |

In Illinois, US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), urging the OMB to thoroughly review the EPA’s proposal to reduce Renewable Fuels Standard RVO requirements. “The Administration’s proposed change to the Renewable Fuel Standard seriously missed the mark,” Durbin said. “As written, it would not […]

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Oberon’s DME wins EPA fuel pathway OK

Oberon’s DME wins EPA fuel pathway OK

September 5, 2014 |

In California, Oberon Fuels said that the EPA has approved its DME for inclusion under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Oberon’s biogas-based DME is now eligible for cellulosic and advanced renewable identification numbers, or RINs, after the agency determined that biogas-based DME produced from the Oberon process resulted in an approximate 68% reduction in greenhouse gases […]

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2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

August 24, 2014 |

The critical 2014 RVO number begins its trek towards final publication. Will the Obama Administration stand by the Renewable Fuel Standard, or knuckle under to petroleum interests? In Washington, word filtered out from the Environmental Protection Agency that the 2014 RVO has moved to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Let’s first review […]

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EPA’s delay on RFS hitting biodiesel producers hard

EPA’s delay on RFS hitting biodiesel producers hard

August 22, 2014 |

In Washington, with the EPA expected to announce RFS blending mandates for 2014 in September at the earliest, the biodiesel industry is suffering from sinking prices as buyers wait on the sidelines until the mandate is announced. The preliminary rule announced in November saw the 2014 mandate mimic the 2013 mandate of 1.28 billion gallons […]

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GSK settles with EPA over waste ethanol storage violations

GSK settles with EPA over waste ethanol storage violations

August 13, 2014 |

In Washington, in a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (GSK) has agreed to properly manage the hazardous waste at its research and development facility in King of Prussia, Pa. GSK, located at 709 Swedeland Rd., has also agreed to pay a $317,550 penalty to settle the alleged violations of hazardous waste […]

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EPA extends RFS 2013 deadline for a third time

EPA extends RFS 2013 deadline for a third time

August 4, 2014 |

In Washington, the EPA has extended the deadline for complying with the 2013 RFS to 30 days after the official publication of the 2014 RFS mandate. This is the third time the EPA has extended the compliance deadline. The agency says the extension is because oil companies need to know how many credits they need […]

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ABA wants White House to push EPA on faster pathway approvals

ABA wants White House to push EPA on faster pathway approvals

July 31, 2014 |

In Washington, the Advanced Biofuels Association is pushing the White House to speed up the approval process for new fuel pathways that would unlock the availability of more second-generation fuels on the market. Currently more than 35 applications are under review by the EPA, with an average approval process of two years, yet the EPA […]

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US congressman proposes country of origin labeling for fuel

US congressman proposes country of origin labeling for fuel

July 22, 2014 |

In Washington, ahead of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and with gas hovering near $3.50/gallon, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) introduced legislation that would allow Iowa consumers to have a choice at the pump. Braley’s Country of Origin Labeling for Fuels Act would require gas stations to post the […]

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Iowa governor slams EPA for missing yet another RFS deadline

Iowa governor slams EPA for missing yet another RFS deadline

July 15, 2014 |

In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad slammed the EPA during his weekly press conference for having failed to announce the 2014 RFS, missing yet another deadline at the end of June. He says that as a result of the indecision, corn prices have fallen to below $4 a bushel—below the cost of production—from $5.50.  

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