Tag: biofuel waivers

EPA gets 52 new petitions for retroactive biofuel blending waivers

EPA gets 52 new petitions for retroactive biofuel blending waivers

June 21, 2020 |

In New York, Reuters reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received 52 new petitions for retroactive biofuel blending waivers that, if granted, would help bring oil refiners into compliance with a court ruling this year. The new pending applications for blending exemptions are for compliance years 2011 through 2018. “The waivers exempt oil refiners […]

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More than 40 House members in bipartisan defense of Renewable Fuel Standard

More than 40 House members in bipartisan defense of Renewable Fuel Standard

June 14, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) continued bipartisan efforts to defend the Renewable Fuel Standard, sending a letter to President Donald Trump demanding that his administration uphold the integrity of federal fuel standards and asking the president to deny any blanket requests for waivers from federal biofuel blending requirements. Joining Finkenauer on the letter […]

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Renewable fuel credits decline more than 15% on fears of EPA refinery waiver ruling appeal

Renewable fuel credits decline more than 15% on fears of EPA refinery waiver ruling appeal

March 8, 2020 |

In New York, Reuters reports that U.S. renewable fuel credits fell more than 15% on Friday after news the Trump administration plans to appeal a federal court decision that cast doubt on a program exempting small oil refineries from biofuel blending laws. “The administration had previously intended to respond to the court decision by scaling […]

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Biofuel waivers being discussed with White House before EPA makes decision

Biofuel waivers being discussed with White House before EPA makes decision

February 15, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Reuters reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is looking to the White House for guidance on the biofuel waiver program’s future after a court ruling cast doubt over its legitimacy. The EPA aims to announce a decision by early next month, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. […]

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Court forces U.S. EPA to reconsider three refinery biofuel waivers

Court forces U.S. EPA to reconsider three refinery biofuel waivers

January 27, 2020 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that a federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider 2016 hardship waivers granted to Holly Frontier’s Woods Cross and Cheyenne refineries as well as CVR Energy’s Wynewood refinery following legal challenges by a consortium of biofuel groups. The court said that the rules say waivers issued after […]

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