Tag: Washington

US Grains Council boosts information offering regarding ethanol

US Grains Council boosts information offering regarding ethanol

January 17, 2019 |

In Washington, to make ethanol program information, resources and updates more easily accessible for stakeholders and members, the US Grains Council has expanded its web presence for ethanol, highlighting many of the important components of is ethanol efforts. The following pages are available and updated regularly on the site: Ethanol home page – the global […]

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Ethanol stocks bounce back as production rises again

Ethanol stocks bounce back as production rises again

January 16, 2019 |

In Washington, DTN reports that Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol production not only rose last week but that stocks are more than 3% higher than they were this time last year as stocks continue to rise to 23.3 billion barrels. Although the Midwest region saw a drawdown of nearly half a million barrels last […]

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EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

January 16, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the acting administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency told his Senate confirmation hearing that he still expects year-round E15 to be in place by the summer driving season that kicks off in June despite the ongoing government shutdown causing delays to rulemaking. The rule was expected to be released in […]

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RFA launches E15 awareness campaign ahead of year-round blending

RFA launches E15 awareness campaign ahead of year-round blending

January 15, 2019 |

In Washington, with less than five months before the start of the summer driving season, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has launched an awareness campaign to educate consumers and policymakers about the benefits of E15 (a gasoline blend containing 15% ethanol) in anticipation of the blend being available year-round. The campaign kicked off this week […]

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Ethanol production dropping but stocks still building

Ethanol production dropping but stocks still building

January 10, 2019 |

In Washington, DTN reports that ethanol production seems to be taking market cues and slowing down with last week’s production at 1 million barrels per day compared to an averaged four-week production of 1.025 million bpd vs. 1.049 million bpd averaged four-week figure in 2018. Even though production is at last starting to slow down, […]

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ACE calls on EPA acting administrator to push through year-round E15 rules

ACE calls on EPA acting administrator to push through year-round E15 rules

January 10, 2019 |

In Washington, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings issued the following statement after President Donald Trump formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to be the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler currently serves as EPA Acting Administrator and will need to be confirmed by a majority vote in the U.S. Senate: “We […]

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EIA seeking public comment on proposed changes to biofuel and petroleum reporting

EIA seeking public comment on proposed changes to biofuel and petroleum reporting

January 9, 2019 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Administration is requesting a three-year extension with changes for the Petroleum Supply Reporting System (PSRS). The PSRS consists of six weekly surveys that make up the Weekly Petroleum Supply Reporting System (WPSRS), eight monthly surveys, and one annual survey. The weekly petroleum and biofuels supply surveys collect data on petroleum […]

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EPA says it will have year-round E15 rules ready for summer driving season

EPA says it will have year-round E15 rules ready for summer driving season

January 9, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency says it is working to ensure the rules allowing for year-round sales of E15 are in place before the summer driving season despite the ongoing government shutdown and despite it having told sources that the shutdown was delaying the rulemaking process. Work has already been ongoing […]

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Government shutdown likely to delay year-round E15

Government shutdown likely to delay year-round E15

January 7, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that the on-going government shutdown is likely to have negative impacts on the Environmental Protection Agency’s capacity to implement year-round E15 before its current deadline of May that would have allowed the fuel to be sold during the summer driving season. US demand for gasoline goes up significantly during the summer […]

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How EPA handles hardship waivers seen as biggest RIN challenge in 2019

How EPA handles hardship waivers seen as biggest RIN challenge in 2019

January 3, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts expects that how the Environmental Protection Agency decides to handle hardship waivers in 2019 will be the biggest challenge for the future of the RIN market and the Renewable Fuel Standard overall. The EPA has yet to reallocate RINs waived during 2018 although industry players say the agency must do so by […]

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