Tag: Washington

Slough of bills attacking RFS in both Washington and Georgia

Slough of bills attacking RFS in both Washington and Georgia

March 27, 2017 |

In Washington, Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia is going for the Renewable Fuel Standard’s jugular with the reintroduction of a pair of bills meant to eliminate the RFS all together and to ban blends above 10%. Rep. Michael Burgess of Texas reintroduced a bill capping ethanol blending 10% a well. All three bills are in […]

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RIN production down in February

RIN production down in February

March 23, 2017 |

In Washington, though D6 RIN production fell in February compared to January to 1.16 billion from 1.26 billion, D3 cellulosic biofuel RIN production jumped to 15.9 million in February from just 459,000 the month before. The ethanol portion of the D3 production was just 357,000 however, with the rest coming from renewable LNG and CNG. […]

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Cantwell supports NBB biodiesel anti-dumping claims

Cantwell supports NBB biodiesel anti-dumping claims

March 23, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) supported the National Biodiesel Board’s complaint against Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports. “We’ve known for a long time that foreign producers of biodiesel have been flooding our markets at the expense of American producers, knowing they can take advantage of our tax policy. Today’s suit confirms just how […]

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Source of biodiesel spill on Columbia River unknown

Source of biodiesel spill on Columbia River unknown

March 22, 2017 |

In Washington state, a biodiesel spill has been detected in the Columbia River near Wenatchee but the source of the fuel has yet to be determined. Bystanders first notice a sheen on the river Friday and reported to the state’s department of ecology who has been monitoring the situation ever since and is using absorbent […]

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EIA says 2016 biodiesel imports jumped 65%

EIA says 2016 biodiesel imports jumped 65%

March 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Administration said biodiesel and biomass-based diesel imports jumped 65% last year to 916 million gallons thanks to support from the biodiesel blenders credit during much of the year. December imports passing 100 million gallons despite the biodiesel blenders credit already having expired. Of the total, 64% of imports came from […]

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RFS volumes for 2017 back on following expiry of regulatory freeze

RFS volumes for 2017 back on following expiry of regulatory freeze

March 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the Regulatory Freeze Pending Review by the new US administration, which was applied to the renewable fuel volume requirements for 2017, has expired. Hence, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to implement the final ruling under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program as published on 23 November 2016. The ruling calls for increases […]

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Icahn says he’s not speculating RINs but instead holding off to see if prices fall

Icahn says he’s not speculating RINs but instead holding off to see if prices fall

March 21, 2017 |

In Washington, Carl Icahn says he is holding off on his RIN purchases for 2017 in expectation that prices will fall, as opposed to the market rumors that said he was speculating in light of his close relationship to the President and that just about every comment he makes about the RFS has an impact […]

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Veterans send letter Trump urging rule for ethanol and RFS in his energy plan

Veterans send letter Trump urging rule for ethanol and RFS in his energy plan

March 21, 2017 |

In Washington, more than 120 military veterans working and investing in the ethanol industry sent a letter to President Trump last week, urging him to include a prominent role for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in his “America First Energy Plan.” According to the letter, “many of us have witnessed firsthand the dangers […]

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Icahn vetted EPA candidates over point of obligation but says didn’t have final say

Icahn vetted EPA candidates over point of obligation but says didn’t have final say

March 20, 2017 |

In Washington, advisor to the US President, Carl Icahn, pressed the three candidates up for the nomination for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the renewable fuel standard. He said he was disappointed that current administrator Pruitt didn’t know more about the point of obligation issue that is so vital to Icahn’s merchant refinery […]

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Grassley and Klobuchar lead 23 senators in letter urging Trump to maintain point of obligation

Grassley and Klobuchar lead 23 senators in letter urging Trump to maintain point of obligation

March 20, 2017 |

In Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Amy Klobuchar has led 23 senators in a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to maintain the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and reject proposed changes that would upend the current successful system. “We believe such changes are unwarranted and indefensible,” the senators wrote to […]

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