Tag: RFS

Senate bill focusing on small refiner exemptions from RFS introduced

Senate bill focusing on small refiner exemptions from RFS introduced

June 15, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the RFS Integrity Act of 2019 on Friday. The bill sets a June 1 deadline for small refiners to submit petitions for exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), requires transparency in filing in place of the current confidential waiver process, requires the […]

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Bipartisan group of Senators ask EPA to active renewable electricity within RFS

Bipartisan group of Senators ask EPA to active renewable electricity within RFS

June 13, 2019 |

In Washington, a bipartisan group of nine Senators led by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency administrator this week urging action to activate the renewable electricity pathway in the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Senators’ letter follows a provision in the Interior-EPA Appropriations bill signed […]

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Some Iowans question Biden’s biofuel stance due to former role in reducing RFS mandate

Some Iowans question Biden’s biofuel stance due to former role in reducing RFS mandate

June 11, 2019 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports that former Vice President Joe Biden is touring the state as part of his campaign to seek the Democratic nomination for President where he’s coming face to face with his 2014 involvement with cutting biofuel blending mandates to help struggling refiners. His campaign platform strongly supports advanced biofuels and increasing its […]

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EPA on track to get 2020 RFS mandate set by November 30 deadline

EPA on track to get 2020 RFS mandate set by November 30 deadline

June 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts reports that the Environmental Protection Agency is on track for releasing the ethanol blending mandate for 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard by the November 30 deadline, having already sent the proposal to the White House on May 6 and to the Office of Management and Budget on May 20. The biodiesel […]

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GAO report says fuel price impact from RFS mixed while GHG emissions reductions limited

GAO report says fuel price impact from RFS mixed while GHG emissions reductions limited

June 6, 2019 |

In Washington, a new report released by the White House’s General Accounting Office says that the Renewable Fuel Standard led to some states seeing higher fuel prices at the pump as a result of ethanol blending while other states such as Minnesota and Missouri saw lower prices. The report also says that the policy has […]

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EPA finalizes rule to allow year-round E15

EPA finalizes rule to allow year-round E15

June 2, 2019 |

              This summer, driving with E15 will now be possible thanks to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule to allow year-round E15 via a waiver of the Reid Vapor Pressure rules that have limited E15 to only 8 months of the year. Like Olaf, we sometimes closed our […]

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RFA Statement on Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019

RFA Statement on Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019

May 26, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019 last week. The bill would require refineries seeking an exemption from the RFS to submit petitions in a timely manner so that any waivers granted would be prospectively reallocated to non-exempt […]

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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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House Reps reintroduce bill seeking to limit RFS to below the blend wall

House Reps reintroduce bill seeking to limit RFS to below the blend wall

May 13, 2019 |

In Washington, the Oil and Gas Journal reports that a bipartisan group of Representatives have represented a bill that looks to limit ethanol blending under the Renewable Fuel Standard to just 9.7%. Bill Flores (R-Tex.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) are seeking to keep ethanol blending specifically under the 10% blend wall, a move supported by […]

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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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