Tag: DoJ

NGL Crude pays $25M penalty for RFS fraud and retires $10M in RINs

NGL Crude pays $25M penalty for RFS fraud and retires $10M in RINs

September 30, 2018 |

In Oklahoma, NGL Crude Logistics LLC agreed to pay $25 million civil penalty and agreed to retire $10 million in renewable fuel production credits as part of the settlement with the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency. The Department of Justice and EPA alleged that NGL entered into a series of transactions with […]

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Hard labor for Labor Day – Biofuel fraud criminals behind bars

Hard labor for Labor Day – Biofuel fraud criminals behind bars

September 2, 2018 |

While Labor Day in the U.S. started in the late 19th century to honor the American labor movement, today we are dealing with biofuel fraud cases that might lead to hard labor in prison. Biofuel fraud is making it to mainstream media with Friday night’s CBS News airing a segment featuring biofuels fraud whistleblower, Alex […]

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DOJ and EPA settle with Ag Processing over oil pollution prevention

DOJ and EPA settle with Ag Processing over oil pollution prevention

August 21, 2018 |

In Kansas, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 have entered into a consent decree with Ag Processing, Inc. (AGP) to ensure compliance with oil pollution prevention requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA). As part of the settlement, the company has agreed to implement specific preventative […]

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PES lauds court decision approving DOJ’s RIN settlement deal

PES lauds court decision approving DOJ’s RIN settlement deal

April 5, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Energy Solutions lauded the outcome of Wednesday’s court hearing confirming the settlement reached with the United States Department of Justice on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency. “We are pleased with the Court’s decision today to approve the agreement to alleviate a portion of PES’s RINs burden from 2017, and appreciate the […]

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EPA and DOJ settle RIN fraud case with Western Dubuque Biodiesel

EPA and DOJ settle RIN fraud case with Western Dubuque Biodiesel

October 5, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Iowa-based Western Dubuque Biodiesel, LLC that resolves allegations that the company entered into a series of transactions in 2011, that resulted in the generation of more than 36 million invalid renewable fuel credits. Western Dubuque will pay a […]

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Philippines’ DOJ backs bill to exempt power plants from biodiesel blending

Philippines’ DOJ backs bill to exempt power plants from biodiesel blending

February 25, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the Dept. of Justice has backed a push to exempt natural gas power plants from mandatory biodiesel blending. A bill in each of the two legislative houses seeks to amend the 2006 biofuel law that required the blend in an effort to reduce rolling blackouts during the summer months when the power […]

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DOJ files civil suit against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche on behalf of EPA

DOJ files civil suit against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche on behalf of EPA

January 5, 2016 |

In Michigan, the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. EPA, filed a civil complaint Jan. 4 in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, against Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America Inc., Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations LLC, Porsche AG, and Porsche Cars North America Inc. (collectively referred to as Volkswagen). […]

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EPA and DOJ settle with Utah biodiesel producer over RIN fraud

EPA and DOJ settle with Utah biodiesel producer over RIN fraud

March 23, 2015 |

In Utah, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy, LLC, that resolves allegations that the company generated more than 7.2 million invalid renewable fuel credits worth more than $2 million. From January to October of 2010, Washakie generated more than 7.2 million Renewable […]

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Antitrust complaint filed against ConocoPhillips over “anti-competitive activities”

Antitrust complaint filed against ConocoPhillips over “anti-competitive activities”

March 20, 2013 |

Is ConocoPhillips unlawfully attempting to limit competition in the fuels marketplace? We’ll find out soon. In Florida, Biofuels Digest filed an antitrust violation complaint against ConocoPhillips with the US Department of Justice, regarding alleged activities in Lawrence, Kansas. According to material received by the Digest, ConocoPhillips’ activities may be in violation of the Sherman Antitrust […]

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