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AFPM says RFS not based on current market

AFPM says RFS not based on current market

July 30, 2020 |

In Washington, the American Fuel & Petroleum Manufactures association says the overarching problem with an RFS program that mandates more and more biofuel blending every year is that gasoline demand today is much lower than government projected 14 years ago. When the RFS was written, Congress thought the U.S. would be consuming about 165 billion […]

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Valero Energy and AFPM Petition Supreme Court on RFS’ Point of Obligation

Valero Energy and AFPM Petition Supreme Court on RFS’ Point of Obligation

January 5, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Valero Energy Corporation and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to look at whether the EPA is following the law by not considering past petitions to change the point of obligation in the RFS. Valero and AFPM wants the EPA to consider requiring fuel blenders to follow […]

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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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American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers challenges EPA’s E15 rule in court

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers challenges EPA’s E15 rule in court

June 12, 2019 |

In Washington, Chet Thompson, President and CEO of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, issued the following statement about a petition filed by AFPM with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for review of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule providing a one-pound Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to gasoline […]

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AFPM petitions EPA to reduce cellulosic biofuel mandates

AFPM petitions EPA to reduce cellulosic biofuel mandates

February 13, 2018 |

In Washington, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers has filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce mandated volumes of non-existent cellulosic biofuels. “Year after year, the cellulosic biofuel industry fails to produce the volumes mandated under the RFS, forcing refiners to pay a de facto phantom fuel tax to comply with […]

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On the move in the Bioeconomy:  Aries Clean Energy, AFPM

On the move in the Bioeconomy:  Aries Clean Energy, AFPM

May 14, 2017 |

In Tennessee, Aries Clean Energy tapped Ben Gardner as vice president of engineering and will direct all efforts in design, construction, and operations, as well as the company’s ongoing research and development programs. Aries is a privately held company focusing on renewable, distributed energy generation using alternative feedstocks. “Ben’s experience in taking companies from early […]

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American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers challenges RFS rulemaking in court

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers challenges RFS rulemaking in court

February 10, 2016 |

In Washington, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rulemaking for 2014-2016. AFPM President Chet Thompson said, “Despite the agency’s best efforts, certain aspects of the final RFS rule still […]

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Oil industry intervenes in ethanol industry lawsuit over RFS

Oil industry intervenes in ethanol industry lawsuit over RFS

January 14, 2016 |

In Washington, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers’ (AFPM) President Chet Thompson announced the association’s decision to intervene in the lawsuit brought by the ethanol industry against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) use of its general waiver authority to lower renewable fuel volumes under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007: “AFPM filed a […]

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The blame game: renewables experts, oil refiners trade barbs on impact of rising renewable fuel mandates

The blame game: renewables experts, oil refiners trade barbs on impact of rising renewable fuel mandates

November 11, 2013 |

In Washington, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers is disputing the numbers from RFA’s recently released analysis, which shows how Big Oil stands to gain a $9.2-15.2 billion windfall from a possible reduction to EPA’s 2014 RVOs. Bob Dinneen, RFA President and CEO, commented: “AFPM are misunderstanding the very basic principles of supply and demand. […]

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RFA sends letter to EPA regarding Big Oil’s 2014 RFS waiver request

RFA sends letter to EPA regarding Big Oil’s 2014 RFS waiver request

September 2, 2013 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association has sent a letter to the EPA, urging Administrator Gina McCarthy to reject the partial waiver petition submitted by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) for the 2014 RFS. In a series of moves that are becoming familiar, the letter states that the […]

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