Tag: small refinery waivers

Trump says biofuel/oil negotiations more difficult than dealing with Taliban

Trump says biofuel/oil negotiations more difficult than dealing with Taliban

September 20, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., President Trump met with senators from several oil states, after meeting with biofuel-supporting farm state senators, and reportedly said the negotiations “were more difficult than dealing with the Taliban,” according to Bloomberg. The Thursday White House meeting was an attempt by oil states to discourage Trump from pushing forward ethanol and biodiesel […]

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Trump’s latest plan could up 2020 biofuel quotas by 1 billion gallons

Trump’s latest plan could up 2020 biofuel quotas by 1 billion gallons

September 7, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., Bloomberg reports that White House administration officials are working on a plan to give a 5% increase to biofuel blending quotas in 2020 as President Trump looks to gain favor with the agriculture sector after losing it recently due to the small refinery waivers. While Trump hasn’t approved the plan yet, and […]

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RFA submits comments to EPA on 2020 volume obligations

RFA submits comments to EPA on 2020 volume obligations

August 31, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., in formal comments submitted on Friday in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed 2020 renewable volume obligations, the Renewable Fuels Association called on the EPA to follow the law and make up for the lost blending volumes resulting from the numerous secretive refinery waivers granted by the agency. “There is […]

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Trump orders agencies to boost biofuel blending quotas for 2021

Trump orders agencies to boost biofuel blending quotas for 2021

August 25, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the backlash from biofuels and agriculture industries over the recent 31 small refinery waivers from the EPA has caused President Trump to request a push for more E15 beyond the more common E10 gasoline, and a request for the EPA “to give a 500 million gallon boost to the amount of conventional […]

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President Trump called EPA before small refinery exemptions announcement

President Trump called EPA before small refinery exemptions announcement

August 18, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., Reuters reported that President Trump made a phone call last week to Andrew Wheeler at the EPA to give the go ahead on the small refinery exemptions to 31 of the 40 applications, with sources citing that President Trump just wanted the issue off his desk. The small refinery exemption waivers were […]

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EPA Strikes Icy Blow to Ag & Biofuels: 31 waivers hit heart of American farmers and biofuels

EPA Strikes Icy Blow to Ag & Biofuels: 31 waivers hit heart of American farmers and biofuels

August 10, 2019 |

EPA might have a new name in some circles – Exemptions for Petroleum Agency – thanks to the 31 small refinery waivers issued on Friday which has the biofuels and agriculture industries reeling after promises made by President Trump to look into why big oil companies were getting these exemptions intended for small biorefineries and […]

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