Correcting the Record on the Impact of Small Refinery Exemptions

By Geoff Cooper, RFA President and CEO Earlier this week, I had the honor of testifying before a House Energy & Commerce Committee subcommittee on the devastating impact of small

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Small Refiner Exemptions: It’s Time to Name Names

Despite the mounting public outcry for greater transparency (including this letter sent today by Sen. Tammy Duckworth), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) still refuses to disclose the names of the

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Big Oil’s E15 Hypocrisy: Hello Pot, Meet Kettle

  This first appeared in the December 2018 edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine and is reprinted here.   While President Donald Trump’s October announcement calling for the year-round availability of

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The Truth About E15 and Smog

On October 9, President Trump announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon begin a rulemaking process to allow year-round sales of E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol) in conventional

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More Evidence of EPA-Induced Ethanol Demand Destruction

In mid-April, we took an initial look at the impacts on the ethanol market of the secretive small refiner exemptions from 2017 RFS compliance that EPA was said to be

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Demand Destruction Part 2? Allowing Exports to Count Toward RFS Compliance

It is being reported that Tuesday’s White House meeting on the RFS resulted in agreement on allowing E15 to be sold year-round and abandoning the idea of a price cap

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This is “Economic Hardship”?

Just weeks after the news broke that EPA has secretly handed out dozens of RFS compliance exemptions to “small refineries” on the grounds of so-called “disproportionate economic hardship,” many oil

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Early Evidence of EPA-Induced Demand Destruction

Early Evidence of EPA-Induced Demand Destruction Over the past few weeks our concerns have been confirmed that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is secretly handing out RFS compliance exemptions to virtually every owner of

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EPA Actions on the RFS are Destroying Demand for Ethanol and Corn

Recent actions by EPA have effectively reduced the Renewable Fuel Standard conventional renewable volume obligation (RVO) for 2016 by more than 1 billion gallons, and the agency appears poised to

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Ethanol Exports Swell in May, as Shipments to Brazil and Canada Surge

U.S. ethanol exports surged to 119.2 million gallons (mg) in May, up 37% from April shipments, according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association

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