AFPM Again Calls On Congress To Repeal Or Reform The RFS

November 23, 2016

WASHINGTON – The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) today responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for 2017 with the following statement from AFPM President Chet Thompson: 

 “While we appreciate the difficulty of the task before EPA, the agency’s decision to increase the 2017 RFS volumes is completely detached from market realities and confirms once again that Congress must take immediate action to remedy this broken program. A decade has passed since promulgation of the program and the cellulosic biofuels industry still has not delivered on its promise of commercially viable fuels. Despite this reality, EPA unfortunately finalized a RFS volume requirement that looks to force more biofuel in the fuel supply than consumers want or infrastructure can handle. Refiners should not have the responsibility to force consumers to use products they either don’t want or that are incompatible with their cars, boats, and motor equipment.”