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EPA Proposes New Rule on Small Refiner Exemptions

Industry stakeholders urge agency to uphold president’s commitment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a supplemental Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule in response to President Donald Trump’s October 4 directive to expand… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/epa-proposes-new-rule-small-refiner-exemptions/

RINderella – A Fuel Story

“How do RINs work and who profits?” Those were the questions Sandra Dunphy attempted to answer at the Southern New England Energy Conference, September 25. It’s a tall order for anyone, because the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market is notorious…
“How do RINs work and who profits?” Those were the questions Sandra Dunphy attempted to answer at the Southern New England Energy Conference, September 25. It’s a tall order for… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rinderella-fuel-story/

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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewing-or-refining-rfs/

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… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/year-round-e15-and-small-refinery-waivers/

The RFS In Perspective

Industry stakeholders react to EPA’s recent proposal and other developments
Industry stakeholders react to EPA’s recent proposal and other developments It’s been some summer for the renewable fuels industry — rule proposals, public hearings,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rfs-perspective/

GAO Criticizes Renewable Fuel Standard

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released two reports on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that raised concerns about the program’s performance. The RFS is important to the heating oil industry because it provides financial…
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released two reports on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that raised concerns about the program’s performance.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/gao-criticizes-renewable-fuel-standard/

“Out of Step”

EPA finalizes biofuel volume requirements, small refinery exemption method
https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/out-step/

Clear Signals

National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen on the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Providence Resolution, and future opportunities for the heating oil and biofuel industries
https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/clear-signals/

RFS in Distress

Industry calls for increased biofuel volumes and significant reforms to waiver process
https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rfs-distress/

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