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RFS in Distress

Industry calls for increased biofuel volumes and significant reforms to waiver process
Last month, the National Biodiesel Board submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s annual proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule. NBB argued that EPA must… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rfs-distress/

Massachusetts’ Green Communities

$14.9 Million Awarded to Communities for Clean Energy Projects
“The projects funded by these grants will allow cities and towns across the Commonwealth to reinvest their energy savings in vital public services like schools, public safety, and… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-green-communities/

Policy Pressures Rising

More climate measures introduced in House & Senate
At a hearing titled “Building America’s Clean Future: Pathways to Decarbonize the Economy,” Democratic leaders of the Energy & Commerce Committee said they would work to achieve… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/policy-pressures-rising/

Price Went Up

FMCSA increases fines for trucking violations
On July 31, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) increased the civil penalty amounts that drivers and carriers can be fined for violating federal trucking… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/price-went/

Industry Strongly Criticizes EPA Biofuel Proposal

The EPA has released its proposed biofuel volume requirements under the RFS
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for cellulosic biofuel, advanced… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/industry-strongly-criticizes-epa-biofuel-proposal/

Industry Leaders Write Trump on IMO 2020

Letter recommends restoring Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve
IMO 2020: What You Need to Know Starting January 1, 2020, the sulfur limit for ships’ bunker fuel will be 5,000ppm Based on current limit of 35,000ppm (HSFO), this is an 86%… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/industry-leaders-write-trump-imo-2020/

New England Clean Energy Connect Project Faces Questions

CMP line would bring hydropower from Quebec, but at what cost?
Nine hundred fifty million dollars: that’s the official price tag on Central Maine Power’s (CMP’s) proposed transmission line, which would carry up to 1,200 megawatts of… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-england-clean-energy-connect-project-faces-questions/

Bioheat® & Electrification & in the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic

For the past several years, NEFI Vice President & Director of Government Affairs Jim Collura has produced a list providing general information on the status of state and local sulfur and biofuel blending requirements for heating oil and other distillate f…
A list compiled and updated periodically by Jim Collura of NEFI For the past several years, NEFI Vice President & Director of Government Affairs Jim Collura has produced a list… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/bioheat-electrification-northeast-mid-atlantic/

Executive Orders Streamline Natural Gas Projects

On April 10, President Trump signed two executive orders meant to help clear the way for energy infrastructure projects that have been held up by state agencies.
On April 10, President Trump signed two executive orders meant to help clear the way for energy infrastructure projects that have been held up by state agencies. The first… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/executive-orders-streamline-natural-gas-projects/

Desulfurization: The Next Chapter

The desulfurization of distillate fuels continues this year. Before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation began in 1993, diesel fuel contained up to 0.5% (5,000 parts per million or ppm) sulfur. EPA began phasing in more stringent regulatio…
The desulfurization of distillate fuels continues this year. Before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation began in 1993, diesel fuel contained up to 0.5% (5,000… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/desulfurization-next-chapter/

2020 Marine Fuel Regulations Raise Concerns

Marine vessels account for about 4 percent of global oil demand and are a critical part of the global economy, moving more than 80 percent of global trade by volume.
Marine vessels account for about 4 percent of global oil demand and are a critical part of the global economy, moving more than 80 percent of global trade by volume. In January… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/2020-marine-fuel-regulations-raise-concerns/

Carbon Taxes Proposed in Several Northeast States

State legislatures across New England and the greater U.S. Northeast region have already seen a number of carbon tax bills proposed in 2019. These bills seek to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by imposing a monetary penalty on each ton emitted by fue…
State legislatures across New England and the greater U.S. Northeast region have already seen a number of carbon tax bills proposed in 2019. These bills seek to limit carbon… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/carbon-taxes-proposed-several-northeast-states/

Dominating the Electric Vehicle Market

In 2018, U.S. sales of electric vehicles (EVs) grew to over 361,000, up over 80 percent from 2017. Worldwide electric vehicle sales soared to over 1.7 million, with China claiming about half of the global EV market. Still, EVs only represent about 2 perce…
In 2018, U.S. sales of electric vehicles (EVs) grew to over 361,000, up over 80 percent from 2017. Worldwide electric vehicle sales soared to over 1.7 million, with China claiming… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dominating-electric-vehicle-market/

Oil & War

The Oily Beginning: WWI Oil became a key factor in military might in the decade before World War I when the UK Royal Navy and US Navy shifted from coal to oil as a source of power. Other major navies soon emulated this transition. By 1939, all naval vess…
  Oil & War February 19, 2019 Oil And Energy 2019, Government Policy, January/February 2019, Top Stories By Captain Paul E. Mawn USN (Ret.) The Oily Beginning:… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/oil-war/

Members of Congress Grill Utilities Over Natural Gas Explosions

Federal lawmakers slammed executives from Columbia Gas and its parent company, NiSource, for inadequate preparation and response to the gas explosions that rocked New England’s Merrimack Valley region in September. (Editor’s Note: See “Natural Gas Disaste…
Federal lawmakers slammed executives from Columbia Gas and its parent company, NiSource, for inadequate preparation and response to the gas explosions that rocked New England’s… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/members-congress-grill-utilities-over-natural-gas-explosions/

2018 Mid-Term Election Results & Impacts

Record voter turnouts were recorded across the country on November 6, 2018 as Americans came out like never before to participate in a mid-term election. While many election forecasters correctly predicted a “Blue Wave” of Democratic incumbents and candid…
Record voter turnouts were recorded across the country on November 6, 2018 as Americans came out like never before to participate in a mid-term election. While many election… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/2018-mid-term-election-results-impacts/

Mid-Term 2018 Election Outlook & Impact on the Industry

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. All 435 members of the House of Representatives, and 33 out of 100 Senators are on the ballot this year. At the state level, 39 governorships will be decided and control of many state legislatures hangs in the ba…
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. All 435 members of the House of Representatives, and 33 out of 100 Senators are on the ballot this year. At the state level, 39… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/mid-term-2018-election-outlook-impact-industry/

Renewing or Refining the RFS

The first Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS1, was passed into law as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded into RFS2 with the passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. As chief counsel at the Senate Committee on Environment a…
The first Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS1, was passed into law as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded into RFS2 with the passage of the Energy Independence and… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewing-or-refining-rfs/

New England Grid Needs Broader Market Changes to Address Fuel Security

In a region that is already fuel-constrained, the lack of regional energy infrastructure in the Northeast has residents paying some of the highest electricity rates in the country. Now, New England’s grid could be at risk of losing two of its major energy…
In a region that is already fuel-constrained, the lack of regional energy infrastructure in the Northeast has residents paying some of the highest electricity rates in the… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-england-grid-needs-broader-market-changes-address-fuel-security/

Year-Round E15 and Small Refinery Waivers

These are challenging times for American farmers. Low commodity prices, plummeting RIN values, and the prospect of trade wars are taking a toll on the agriculture economy. In June, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spent time with farm groups and ethanol pro…
These are challenging times for American farmers. Low commodity prices, plummeting RIN values, and the prospect of trade wars are taking a toll on the agriculture economy. In… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/year-round-e15-and-small-refinery-waivers/

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