Tag: RFA

New Study: RFS saves consumers 22 cents on every gallon of gas

New Study: RFS saves consumers 22 cents on every gallon of gas

May 19, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., according to the Renewable Fuels Association, a new study from energy policy expert, Dr. Philip K. Verleger, Jr., found that consumers save 22 cents on every gallon of gas thanks to the Renewable Fuel Standard. That’s a savings of nearly $5 every time you fill up, or $250 per American family every […]

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March ethanol exports jump 23% in March

March ethanol exports jump 23% in March

May 9, 2019 |

In Washington, DTN reports that Renewable Fuels Association analysis of Commerce Department data shows March ethanol exports rose 23% in March compared to last year at 1.1 billion gallons with 47% of the volume going to Brazil. Brazil typically imports significant volumes of ethanol from the US during its interharvest crush season. Canada and India […]

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RFA first biofuel organization to join Field to Market

RFA first biofuel organization to join Field to Market

April 24, 2019 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced that it has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a leading multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States. As an active member of Field to […]

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EPA Reopens REGS Rule to Address SREs

EPA Reopens REGS Rule to Address SREs

April 21, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association reports that on April 11, EPA initiated the process for reviving one provision within the Nov. 2016 Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) rule in an effort to provide more transparency regarding small refinery exemptions (SREs) from the RFS program. EPA had proposed to codify a determination that […]

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Ethanol production up slightly

Ethanol production up slightly

April 14, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production increased 3,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 0.3%, to an average of 1.002 million barrels per day (b/d), equivalent to 42.08 million gallons daily. The four-week average ethanol production rate eased 0.1% to 995,000 b/d—equivalent to an annualized rate of […]

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RFA says new study refutes NWF’s LUC claims about ethanol

RFA says new study refutes NWF’s LUC claims about ethanol

April 8, 2019 |

In Washington, new study published in the academic journal Biomass and Bioenergy exposes the fatal methodological flaws and erroneous conclusions regarding biofuels and land use change (LUC) found in recent studies paid for by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). In addition, the new analysis found that U.S. biofuels expansion has not caused a detectable increase […]

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Ethanol production expands 2.5%

Ethanol production expands 2.5%

April 7, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production expanded 24,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 2.5%, to an average of 999,000 b/d, equivalent to 41.96 million gallons daily. The four-week average ethanol production rate declined 0.6% to 996,000 b/d—equivalent to an annualized rate of 15.27 billion gallons. This […]

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Debate continues at latest EPA public hearing over proposed ethanol changes

Debate continues at latest EPA public hearing over proposed ethanol changes

March 31, 2019 |

In Michigan, the debate between the oil industry and rural farming continued on Friday during the Environmental Protection Agency public hearing to discuss proposed ethanol policy changes including year-round E15, small refinery exemptions, and RIN reform. RFA, Growth Energy, Fueling Jobs Coalition, American Petroleum Institute and several others had lots to say about the proposed […]

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RFA says USDA data shows January ethanol exports hit 129.7 million

RFA says USDA data shows January ethanol exports hit 129.7 million

March 27, 2019 |

In Washington, U.S. ethanol exports totaled 127.9 million gallons in January, according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). This reflects an 8.5% decline from December and the lowest monthly volume in four months, but it represented an increase from the 88.3 million gallons shipped in January 2018. […]

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Slight decline for ethanol production

Slight decline for ethanol production

March 17, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production declined 1.9% (19,000 b/d lower) to an average of 1.005 million barrels per day (b/d), or 42.21 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. The four-week average ethanol production rate followed, easing 0.6% to 1.013 million b/d—equivalent to an annualized rate of 15.53 billion […]

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