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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RFA Statement on White House Meeting on RFS

WASHINGTON — This morning, President Trump convened a meeting at the White House with Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), for yet

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EPA Data Shows Small Refiner Waivers Have Lowered 2016, 2017 RFS Blending Obligations by 1.6 Billion Gallons

WASHINGTON — EPA’s recent actions in exempting small refineries from their Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations for 2016 and 2017 have effectively lowered the volumetric obligations by at least 1.6

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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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RFA FOIA Request Demands Answers on EPA Small Refiner Bailout

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today submitted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy in pursuit of

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Court Approval of PES’ Bankruptcy Settlement ‘Sets Bad Precedent’ Says RFA

Today, a federal Bankruptcy Court in Delaware approved the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed settlement agreement with Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES). The settlement agreement allows the bankrupt refiner to waive the

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Andeavor Refineries Receiving RFS Waivers is ‘Outrageous Abuse of the Statute,’ Says RFA

WASHINGTON — Earlier today, Reuters reported that EPA has exempted several refineries owned by one of the nation’s largest oil refining companies, Andeavor, from compliance with the 2016 Renewable Fuel

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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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RFA Opposes Proposed PES Settlement; Would Allow Refiner ‘to Have its Cake and Sell it Too’

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association strongly opposes the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed settlement agreement with Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) that would allow the bankrupt refiner to unjustifiably waive the

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