The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is an American federal program that requires transportation fuel sold in the United States to contain a minimum volume of renewable fuels.

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Adjusting RFS Compliance Deadlines is Commonsense

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This is a commonsense administration decision. We’re still waiting for EPA to make a call on 2019 and 2020 relief petitions and there remains no 2021 or 2022 proposals, much less final rules, from the Agency to guide business decisions for refineries. We all know RIN scarcity is real and clarity about future obligations is needed in order for facilities to align around their individual compliance strategies.

Biden Administration Should Take a Sober Look at Its Own Energy Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – "Federal policy is discouraging supply by shutting down pipelines, putting future production off limits, talking down the future of the petroleum business, and imposing expensive requirements on refineries, chief among them a burdensome Renewable Fuel Standard. The Administration is blaming others when it ought to take a sober look at its own energy policy."

Energy Market Impacts on Fuel and Petrochemical Prices

COVID-19 upended energy markets. Demand disappeared and producers scaled back. Now that economies are reopening, and the demand for goods and services is rebounding, the demand for energy all along the supply chain is increasing, driving up not only the cost of the feedstocks and fuels refineries and petrochemical manufacturers use, but also the cost of the energy used at every step of the supply chain.

RFS: RIN records keep shattering

The cost of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance credits, specifically D6 renewable identification numbers (RINs), is out of control. Sales of D6 RINs for conventional ethanol recently registered above $1.90 (the highest trades in history).