Tag: Washington

Ethanol production slips but stocks continue to build in Gulf Coast and Midwest

Ethanol production slips but stocks continue to build in Gulf Coast and Midwest

July 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts reports that ethanol slipped slightly from the week before to 1.047 million b/d, 35,000 b/d lower than the last full week of June by still 14,000 b/d higher than the year prior. Despite the slight slowdown in production, stocks still rose by 165,000 barrels to 23.009 million barrels with nearly half a […]

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Trump believes year-round E15 should offset losses from hardship waivers

Trump believes year-round E15 should offset losses from hardship waivers

July 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that President Trump believes allowing year-round E15 should compensate for increased small refinery hardship waivers despite the two policies not being connected. The agriculture secretary is pushing for the Environmental Protection Agency to reissue the missing gallons from approved hardship waivers as part of the upcoming “reset” of the Renewable Fuels […]

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President Trump brings in Cabinet on hardship waiver issue keeping 40 applications on hold

President Trump brings in Cabinet on hardship waiver issue keeping 40 applications on hold

July 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that about 40 applications for small refinery hardship waivers are on hold while President Trump undergoes a review of the policies used to determine approvals for those exemptions. Three sources told Reuters that he has brought in the Cabinet to review the decision-making that has led to a four-fold increase in […]

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Department of Commerce keeps antidumping duties in place for Argentine biodiesel imports

Department of Commerce keeps antidumping duties in place for Argentine biodiesel imports

July 9, 2019 |

In Washington, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determined that changed circumstances do not exist warranting any changes under the antidumping duty (AD) order for biodiesel from Argentina. Commerce also determined, however, that changed circumstances exist warranting a change to the cash deposit rates under the countervailing duty (CVD) order. It said there remains a […]

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Oil industry asks EPA to not allow USDA access to information in small refinery waiver applications

Oil industry asks EPA to not allow USDA access to information in small refinery waiver applications

July 9, 2019 |

In Washington, DTN reports that a lawyer from Perkins Coie has written to the Environmental Protection Agency administrator on behalf of oil refineries opposing the agency from sharing data provided by refiners in their applications for small refinery hardship waivers with the USDA. The letter says the USDA has no legal authority over the hardship […]

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Fossil fuel industry launches new ad campaign to “check” ethanol

Fossil fuel industry launches new ad campaign to “check” ethanol

July 8, 2019 |

In Washington, the American Fuel and Petroleum Manufacturers Association launched an advertising campaign asking President Trump to keep his promise to protect U.S. refiners from unchecked ethanol mandates that threaten to “kill our jobs.” This campaign comes on the heels of increasing calls from the ethanol industry to eliminate small refinery exemptions – a critical […]

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Ethanol production ramps recovers as well as stock levels

Ethanol production ramps recovers as well as stock levels

July 4, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts reports that Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol production has ramped up again, rising for the first time in three weeks to 1.081 million b/d in the week ended June 28, 9,000 b/d higher than the previous week and 14,000 barrels higher on the year. With rising production came rising stocks which […]

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Presidential candidates under fire for supporting biofuel but they’re not backing down

Presidential candidates under fire for supporting biofuel but they’re not backing down

July 4, 2019 |

In Iowa, Bloomberg reports that Mighty Earth’s efforts to pressure presidential candidates into not supporting biofuels so far isn’t working. The NGO says that ethanol from corn and biodiesel from soybeans are worse for the environment than fossil fuels, so are trying to pressure candidates by hitting them on their support for biofuels during fly-ins […]

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Ethanol exports down 19% on year through May

Ethanol exports down 19% on year through May

July 3, 2019 |

In Washington, DTN reports that USDA data shows ethanol exports fell in May to 99.6 million gallons compared to more than 150 million gallons the month prior, but exports were still 9% higher on the year for May while total exports for the year are 19% behind last year. Canada was the top destination followed […]

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EIA seeks public comment on extension of weekly reporting surveys

EIA seeks public comment on extension of weekly reporting surveys

July 3, 2019 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Administration submitted an information collection three-year extension request as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 related to changes to its Petroleum Supply Reporting System (PSRS), OMB Control No. 1905-0165. The PSRS consists of six weekly surveys that make up the Weekly Petroleum Supply Reporting System (WPSRS), eight monthly […]

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